(April 1966)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly (semi-monthly, March)
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Forbidden Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Comet; Supergirl; Superman
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

The Man from the Phantom Zone! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton; E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ak-Var; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Kru-El; General Zod; Vas-Quor; Brenn-Bir; Kyl-Ibo; Van-Zee; Thara; Gan-Lar; Hab-Dis
Synopsis:
Superman releases Ak-Var from the Phantom Zone since he has served his sentence. Before returning him to Kandor, however, Superman allows Ak-Var to explore Earth. Once in Kandor, Ak-Var greets his three old friends Vas-Quor, Brenn-Bir, and Kyl-Ibo. When these three rob a Kandorian museum with super-powers, the authorities think Ak-Var must be to blame. But Superman, who has been monitoring the situation, intervenes and with Ak-Var's help exposes his friends. Ak-Var explains that he accidentally gave his friends super-powers due to his exposure on his tour of Earth to a piece of Red Kryptonite.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Phantom Zone; Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

In Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #190, E. Nelson Bridwell revealed that he completed Hamilton's unfinished script for this story.

What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
National Brotherhood Week quiz

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Who Are the Real Kings of Super-Speed? (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #160 [80 Page Giant G-21]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Joseph Creighton, John Aanderud, Oliver Hastings, Ted Mason, Joe Simpson, Ed Franklin, Bill Davison, Clyde Tucker, Rebecca Thayer.

["Just what I like!"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
In his civilian identity, Super-Turtle goes to the theater to watch cartoons. He gets stuck sitting behind a pole, but is able to watch the show using his x-ray vision.

Chilling! Pulse-Pounding! Explosive! (Table of Contents)

Tomahawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

house ad for Tomahawk (DC, 1950 series) #104

The Forbidden Fortress of Solitude! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Jak-Thal; Zilya; Superman; Lois Lane; Comet; Edna Danvers; Dick Malverne; Bizarros
Synopsis:
Supergirl searches desperately for a way to restore her mutilated face.
Keywords:
Bizarro World; Fortress of Solitude; Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

story continued from the previous issue

["XIZ ER TVQFSNBO'T..."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Mercury No. 1); Decoded message reads: "Why do Superman's and Batman's sons become brats? See the May World's Finest Comics!"

["The parts are all ready to be painted!"] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Job Number:
6381

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

listing of DC comics on sale on mid-March 1966

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Forbidden Fortress of Solitude!
    Supergirl
  2. 1. The Man from the Phantom Zone!
    Superman
  3. 2. What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  4. 3. Who Are the Real Kings of Super-Speed?
    The Flash
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. ["Just what I like!"]
    Super-Turtle
  7. 6. Chilling! Pulse-Pounding! Explosive!
    Tomahawk
  8. 7. The Forbidden Fortress of Solitude!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. ["XIZ ER TVQFSNBO'T..."]
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. ["The parts are all ready to be painted!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
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