(June-July 1969)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of Mar and Sept
On-sale date:
1969-04-08
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 Giant (DC, 1969 series) #G60 and as G-60 on indicia page.


["Here's a fantastic collection of famous firsts..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
W-141

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lori Lemaris; first Supergirl (not Kara); Brainiac; Mala; Metallo
Synopsis:
Superman displays vignettes of interior stories
Keywords:
green kryptonite

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E.Nelson Bridwell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Outlaws From Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mala (villain); two Kryptonians (villains); Superman; Lois Lane; Jor-El (flashback); Clark Kent
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

The Girl in Superman's Past! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance Lori the Mermaid.

The Super-Duel in Space (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Brainiac (intro, villain); Superman; Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Koko; Professor Kimda; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (flashback); Superbaby (flashback)
Synopsis:
While on an experimental rocket, Clark and Lois encounter the alien Brainiac, who plans to shrink and bottle the great cities of Earth and then use them to repopulate his planet. Superman gets inside Brainiac’s ship when the villain snatches Metropolis and there finds a bottle with the Kryptonian city of Kandor. He enters the bottle and with the help of a scientist there restores the cities of Earth while Brainiac lies in suspended animation for his trip home. Because there is not enough power to restore Kandor, Superman places the city in his Fortress, as Brainiac rockets away empty-handed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude (cameo); Kandor (intro); Krypton (flashback)

Indexer Notes

Art altered to include Brainiac's skull terminals. First Appearance Brainiac and Kandor.

The First Supergirl! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Pat Gordon ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Super-Girl; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Jimmy Olsen is given the gift of a magic totem bestowing 3 wishes on the owner, he uses one wish to give Superman a super companion - Super-Girl.
Reprints:
Keywords:
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Originally part 1 of a 3-part novel, this chapter was originally titled "The Girl of Steel" and was slightly edited to be read independently for Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6. It is that version reprinted here.

Super-Girl differently colored in this reprint to distinguish her from Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), who had not yet been created when this story first appeared.

This Super-Girl was a try out to gauge reader reaction to the character.

[The World's Greatest Heroine] (Table of Contents)

Superman and Supergirl / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Supergirl
Synopsis:
Pin-up of Supergirl's public introduction.
Reprints:

The Menace of Metallo! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metallo [John Corben] (villain, intro, origin); Lois Lane; Professor Vale; Edith; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Sherry Blair
Synopsis:
Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin and first appearance Metallo

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Here's a fantastic collection of famous firsts..."]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Outlaws From Krypton!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Girl in Superman's Past!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Super-Duel in Space
    Superman
  6. 5. The First Supergirl!
    Superman
  7. 6. [The World's Greatest Heroine]
    Superman and Supergirl
  8. 7. The Menace of Metallo!
    Superman
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