(January-February 1967)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of March, September and December, (semi-monthly January)
On-sale date:
1966-11-10
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
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G31 and as G-31 on indicia page.


The Greatest Super-Stories Published During the Last 28 Years! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [JLA; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Earth-1); Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-1); Flash [Barry Allen]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth-1); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (Earth-1); Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypton; Bizarros; Superman
Reprints:

Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman! part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lois Lane; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain); Sykes (Prison Guard); Bizarro (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor discovers a cure for Cancer and with the help of Superman he is paroled from prison.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

3-part Imaginary story

More Sensational Super-Stories (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A list of several other sensational Superman stories that were considered for reprinting in this issue.

["I'm Building an Incubator Device for Drying the Paint on My Models Fast!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6466

Indexer Notes

"Thanks to - Willaim Sproat, Waynesboro, PA"

Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part II] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman (Earth-1) (death); Lex Luthor (villain); Supergirl (guest star); green kryptonite; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Duke Garner (villain); Al Mantz (villain)
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor reveals that he was only pretending to be good and kills Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story.

Other Unusual Adventures (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A list of several other unusual Superman stories that were considered for reprinting in this issue.

Champs Against Odds! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Schiff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mickey Mantle; Wilma Rudolph; Ben Hogan

The Death of Superman! [part III] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (Earth-1); Justice League of America [JLA; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Earth-1); Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-1); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth-1); Flash [Barry Allen]] (cameo, first appearance in SUPERMAN); Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl] (cameo); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Lex Luthor (villain); Lucy Lane; Robin [Dick Grayson] (Earth-1) (cameo); Lori Lemaris (cameo); Krypto (cameo); Supergirl (guest star); Superman robots; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Van-Zee (cameo); Sylvia (cameo); Phantom Zone; Lana Lang (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman is buried and Supergirl brings Lex Luthor to justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story

Further Perplexing Puzzle Tales (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A list of several other perplexing Superman stories that were considered for reprinting in this issue.

Superman's Lost Parents! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent] (villain); Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent] (villain); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Fortress of Solitude; Superboy (statue, image); Lois Lane; Superman robots; Lana Lang (image); Professor Lang (image); kryptonite
Synopsis:
Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life. But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret.
Reprints:

Extra Exciting Episodes (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A list of several other extra exciting Superman stories that were considered for reprinting in this issue.

The Stolen "S" Shirts (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The First Superman of Krypton (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lora [aka Lara] (flashback); Val Arn (villain, flashback); Khai Zor (villain, flashback)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story credited elsewhere to Jerry Coleman.

The Guilty Bizarro!, or, It's Nice To Be Wanted! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Bizarro World / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1 page cut (second half of page 11 and first half of page 12); original title "Bizarro, Private Detective!"

Additional Rip-Roaring Riots (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A list of several other rip-roaring, hilarious, and wildly funny Superman stories that were considered for reprinting in this issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Greatest Super-Stories Published During the Last 28 Years!
    Superman
  2. 1. Lex Luthor, Hero! [The Death of Superman! part 1]
    Superman
  3. 2. More Sensational Super-Stories
  4. 3. ["I'm Building an Incubator Device for Drying the Paint on My Models Fast!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  5. 4. Luthor's Super-Bodyguard! [The Death of Superman! part II]
    Superman
  6. 5. Other Unusual Adventures
  7. 6. Champs Against Odds!
  8. 7. The Death of Superman! [part III]
    Superman
  9. 8. Further Perplexing Puzzle Tales
  10. 9. Superman's Lost Parents!
    Superman
  11. 10. Extra Exciting Episodes
  12. 11. The Stolen "S" Shirts
    Superman
  13. 12. The First Superman of Krypton
    Superman
  14. 13. The Guilty Bizarro!, or, It's Nice To Be Wanted!
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  15. 14. Additional Rip-Roaring Riots
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