(June 1969)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.15 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 Cage of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
W-180

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Anti-Superman Gang
Reprints:
Keywords:
cages; green kryptonite

How Can This Be Possible? (Table of Contents)

Batman; Sgt. Rock / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero; war

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #84, on sale April 22

The Cage of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
W-144

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Anti-Superman Gang [Doc Smyth [Eureka Smith]; Wheels Talbot; Brains Logan; Giant-Killer Jones]
Synopsis:
Superman uses a near-invisible protective suit to defeat the Anti-Superman Gang and their Kryptonite deathtrap.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Green Kryptonite

The First Name in Comics Presents... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #217 [80 Page Giant #G-60], on sale April 8

The Face behind the Lead Mask (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Forte; Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Inks:
John Forte; Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Superboy; Chameleon Boy (statue); Bouncing Boy (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (statue)]; Lex Luthor; Urthlo; Mon-El
Synopsis:
At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Legion Clubhouse; Phantom Zone; Science Police; time travel

Indexer Notes

Legion series begins in Action Comics, following run in Adventure Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks:
? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
W-184

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by John McDonald; Brian Hoye; John Baxter; Leonard Philip Zinna; Barry Easton; A Fan of Superman and Truth

13 Tales That Will Hold You in Unbelievable Suspense... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #4, on sale May 22

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Cage of Doom!
    Superman
  2. 1. How Can This Be Possible?
    Batman; Sgt. Rock
  3. 2. The Cage of Doom!
    Superman
  4. 3. The First Name in Comics Presents...
    Superman
  5. 4. The Face behind the Lead Mask
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. 13 Tales That Will Hold You in Unbelievable Suspense...
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