(June 1968)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1968-04-09
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) #G48 and as G-48 on indicia page. Cover date says July.

Theme: 30th Anniversary issue. Bridwell likely edited the contents.


30th Anniversary Issue (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan; Neal Adams (see notes)
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Synopsis:
Superman holds "30" on shoulders, stands on anniversary cake, and gets cheered and jeered by heroes and villains

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo suspects that Swan drew the majority of the cover, noting the figures and poses of Superman's friends and foes, with Adams either altering or redrawing Superman. Previous indexer credited Adams with the entire cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E.Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

inside front cover.

The Superman From Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hyper-Man [Chester King]; Lois Lane; Clark Kent robot; Perry White; Fortress of Solitude; Lydia Long; Fortress of Secrecy; Zoronite; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (red skirt); Professor Heath
Synopsis:
Superman meets Hyper-Man from the parallel world of Oceania. When he discovers that Hyper-Man is dying, Superman arranges for his identity to be revealed so that he can spend his last year married to his girlfriend Lydia Long.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No villain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

A 30th Anniversary Superman Quiz / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
E.Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset

The Trio of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Mxyzptlk (villain); Superman; Superboy; Superbaby; Clark Kent; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints:

The Captive of the Amazons (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jena (villain); Superman; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Perry White; Rog
Reprints:

Superman's New Uniform! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor (villain); Superman; Professor Xavier Carlton; Clark Kent; Jimmy Olsen; green kryptonite
Reprints:

The Super-Family of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Laura Barton; Kandor; Lyle; Lili; Lana Lang; Van-Zee; Sylvia; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Fortress of Solitude
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No villain.

["I see you're going to paint a model car."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 30th Anniversary Issue
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Superman From Outer Space!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    A 30th Anniversary Superman Quiz
  5. 4. The Trio of Steel!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Captive of the Amazons
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman's New Uniform!
    Superman
  8. 7. The Super-Family of Steel!
    Lois Lane
  9. 8. ["I see you're going to paint a model car."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner