(April 1968)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of March, June, and December
On-sale date:
1968-05-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Tragic Fate of the Superman Sweethearts! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Professor Kryon

The Tragic Fate of the Superman Sweethearts! [Part I] (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Professor Kryon; Marty the Mask; the Executioners (flashback)
Synopsis:
Investigating a flying saucer, Lois is transported into the future, where she learns that she does finally marry Superman, but they are killed on their honeymoon. When she returns to the present, Superman proposes to her and in spite of herself, she agrees to marry him.
Reprints:

The World of Anthro Is Coming! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howie Post ?
Inks:
Howie Post ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #74

The Flashiest News of the Year (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #178 [80 Page Giant #G-46]

We Dare You to Enter... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #106

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Letters to Lois and Lana / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger (logo illustration)
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Susan Alalouf; "A Broken Heart"; Pauline Haver; Robert Komer; Irene Vartanoff; Rand Lee

Part II - Death is the Wedding Guest! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 11.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Sam Lane; Ella Lane; the Executioners; Professor Kryon
Synopsis:
Lois and Superman are married, but she learns that the history she saw in the future was a ruse to capture the Executioners, who had brainwashed Superman into proposing. Lois insists that they have the marriage annulled.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1967
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 448,400
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 499,200
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Estate of Harry Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, Irwin Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, Sonia Mondschein, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams (illustrations)
Inks:
Neal Adams (illustrations)
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

listing of DC comics on sale in late February 1968; includes cover art for Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #146 and Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #211

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Tragic Fate of the Superman Sweethearts!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  2. 1. The Tragic Fate of the Superman Sweethearts! [Part I]
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  3. 2. The World of Anthro Is Coming!
    Anthro
  4. 3. The Flashiest News of the Year
    The Flash
  5. 4. We Dare You to Enter...
    Johnny Peril
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois and Lana
  7. 6. Part II - Death is the Wedding Guest!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
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