(January 1969)

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

The President of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
president of the United States; United States Capitol

The President of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Agent Zero-Zero; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
When an enemy agent attempts to substitute himself for Clark Kent, Superman is mysteriously stricken with amnesia. Not able to remember his secret identity, he mistakenly deduces that he is really the President of the United States.
Reprints:
Keywords:
amnesia; Presidential Medal of Valor; Smithsonian Institution; Washington DC; Washington Monument; White House

Indexer Notes

The President is unnamed in this story "in order not to offend the dignity of the office."

It Can Be a Merrier and a Happier... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #2, on sale November 7

A Super-Shocker (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #153, on sale November 21

The Supergirl Best-Seller! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl [also appears as Linda Danvers]; Hilda Powell; "Getaway" Gillen; Morina (flashback)
Synopsis:
Supergirl is mystified when Hilda Powell, the Stanhope librarian, writes a best-selling account of Supergirl's life with details the librarian couldn't possibly know.
Keywords:
Argo City; parades; time travel

Super City Comes Alive! (Table of Contents)

Super City; Ideal Toys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

advertisement for the Super City Skyport Building Set from Ideal Toys

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
George Klein (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by William Ferguson; Steve Williams; Dick Finegan; David Smith; David Vest; Gary Cromer; Greg Koenig; Mel Lancet; Harvey Sobel

You'll Never Guess... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #208 [80 Page Giant #G-55], on sale November 12

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The President of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. The President of Steel!
    Superman
  3. 2. It Can Be a Merrier and a Happier...
  4. 3. A Super-Shocker
    Superboy
  5. 4. The Supergirl Best-Seller!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Super City Comes Alive!
    Super City; Ideal Toys
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. You'll Never Guess...
    Batman
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