(March-April 1968)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
80
Indicia frequency:
monthly; (semi-monthly, March)
On-sale date:
1968-01-09
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

Issue Notes

Also designated on cover as 80 Page Giant (DC, 1964 series) #G-45 and as G-45 on indicia page.


["It's an exciting game!"] (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Superman [Clark Kent]
Keywords:
board games

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Mooney (illustration)
Inks:
Jim Mooney (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

The Unknown Supergirl! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Lee]; Superman; Krypto; Linda Lee robot; Jerro; Lori Lemaris; Tough Tommy
Synopsis:
Superman is ready to announce Supergirl's existence to the world, but she mysteriously loses her powers at the last minute.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis; Green Kryptonite; Midvale Orphanage

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Story is also claimed by Otto Binder.

Steve Ditko... Strikes Again! (Table of Contents)

The Hawk and the Dove / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Hawk and the DOve (DC, 1968 series), coming soon

Supergirl's Secret Enemy! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Lesla-Lar (villain); Superman; Edna Danvers; Lex Luthor; Streaky
Synopsis:
Now that Supergurl has lost her super-powers, Linda can be adopted by the Danverses. Kandorian scientist Lesla-Lar uses her tranporter ray to change places with Supergirl and becomes Lex Luthor's secret weapon.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Midvale Orphanage; The Phantom Zone; X-Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

2 pages cut?

Trapped in Kandor! (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers] (brief origin); Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lesla-Lar (villain); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (flashback); Perry White (cameo); Martha Kent (flashback; cameo); Jonathan Kent (flashback; cameo)
Synopsis:
Kandorian scientist Lesla-Lar changes places with a de-powered Supergirl using her teleporter ray and begins her plan to destroy Superman.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Pow! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #200, on sale January 18

Milestones in Supergirl's Life (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Three Red 'K' Perils! (Part 4) (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 10.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Superman; Dick Malverne; Rolf Von Holtz; Conway Tremaine
Reprints:
Keywords:
Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

pages cut? original title "The Six Red..."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane; Jack Sparling
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

listing of DC comics on sale in mid-January 1968; includes cover art for Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #59 and House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #173

The Super-Mermaid! (Part 5) (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Krypto; Jerro; Lenora Lemaris; Lori Lemaris; Superman; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers
Synopsis:
A Red Kryptonite meteor turns Supergirl into a mermaid. She visits Atlantis, where Jerro proposes to her, but neither of them realizes that Lori's sister Lenora is also in love with Jerro.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atlantis; Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

7.67 pages cut

The World's Greatest Heroine! (Part 6) (Table of Contents)

Superman and Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl; Lex Luthor; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (flashback); John F. Kennedy; Jerro; Lenora Lemaris; Dick Malverne
Synopsis:
Superman reveals Supergirl to the world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

1 page cut.

There's a New Kind of Superman Comin'! (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (silhouette)

The Infinite Monster! (Part 7) (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl; Legion of Super-Heroes [Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Brainiac 5]; President John F. Kennedy; Jacqueline Kennedy; Lyndon B. Johnson; Superman; Professor Hartz; Dick Malverne; Mrs. Hart
Synopsis:
Supergirl stops a creature from another dimension in her first solo adventure after Superman revealed her to the world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

1 page cut.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["It's an exciting game!"]
    Supergirl
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Unknown Supergirl! (Part 1)
    Supergirl
  4. 3. Steve Ditko... Strikes Again!
    The Hawk and the Dove
  5. 4. Supergirl's Secret Enemy! (Part 2)
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Trapped in Kandor! (Part 3)
    Supergirl
  7. 6. Pow!
    Batman
  8. 7. Milestones in Supergirl's Life
    Supergirl
  9. 8. The Three Red 'K' Perils! (Part 4)
    Supergirl
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  11. 10. The Super-Mermaid! (Part 5)
    Supergirl
  12. 11. The World's Greatest Heroine! (Part 6)
    Superman and Supergirl
  13. 12. There's a New Kind of Superman Comin'!
    Superman
  14. 13. The Infinite Monster! (Part 7)
    Supergirl
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