(December 1968)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly (semi-monthly March)
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

Superman's Lost Century! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superbaby
Reprints:

If 1 Super Hero Doesn't Grab You... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky; Neal Adams
Inks:
Joe Giella; Neal Adams
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for Green Lantern (DC, 1960 series) #65 and The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1956 series) #81

100 Years... Lost, Strayed or Stolen (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Sonn]; Superbaby; Krya, Thol; Ruoa; Lasil; Vol; Jonathan Kent (cameo); Martha Kent (cameo)
Synopsis:
En route to Earth after the destruction of Krypton, Kal-El's rocket was thrown into another dimension, where he lived for a whole century, maturing, marrying, and raising a son before s terrible discovery forced him to be devolved into an infant and sent back to his home dimension, where his rocket landed near Smallville.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Origin recap, new facts revealed.

Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil (Table of Contents)

Captain Action; Ideal Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Action; Action Boy; Dr. Evil

We Want You to Baby-Sit with the World's Mightiest Tot... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda ?

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #212 [80 Page Giant #G-54], on sale October 15

How Can One Man and One Dog... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #181, on sale October 22

Supergirl's Shattered Marriage! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman ?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Gary Sparks; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers
Synopsis:
Since Gary Sparks has broken up with Linda, she decides to pursue him as Supergirl. When Gary proposes to her, she uses a computer she invented, the Prognosticon, to predict how their marriage will turn out, and the news isn't good.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

story continued from previous issue

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Sgt. Homer T. Collins; John Wilkins; Sally Sheedy; Dave Smith; Roland Austin

["Say, that's a nice raceway scene you're painting."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
6612

Indexer Notes

hint submitted by Charles Anderson of Middleton, Massachusetts

Get in on the Action (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

inside back cover; house ad for Captain Action (DC, 1968 series) #2

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman's Lost Century!
    Superman
  2. 1. If 1 Super Hero Doesn't Grab You...
  3. 2. 100 Years... Lost, Strayed or Stolen
    Superman
  4. 3. Captain Action and Action Boy Meet Dr. Evil
    Captain Action; Ideal Toys
  5. 4. We Want You to Baby-Sit with the World's Mightiest Tot...
    Superman
  6. 5. How Can One Man and One Dog...
    Superman and Batman
  7. 6. Supergirl's Shattered Marriage!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["Say, that's a nice raceway scene you're painting."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  10. 9. Get in on the Action
    Captain Action
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