(October 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 Dictator of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
W-350

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
flags; United Nations

The Dictator of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese
Job Number:
W-351

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superman Revenge Squad [Dorx; Krit]; Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman decides not to expose himself to Gold Kryptonite and instead agrees to stand trial at the United Nations for his apparent misdeeds. Eventually he is able to prove his innocence and expose the guilty aliens.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet; Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; United Nations

Indexer Notes

story continued from the previous issue.

How Can an Artist Become the World's Greatest Super Heroes? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

house ad for DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #5, on sale August 14

[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
Job Number:
W-510

Indexer Notes

letters from: Joseph Vasil, Jack Willis, Alan Downs, David Pauley, Eve T. Spotter, James Hagler, Leonard Philip Zinna, Rand Lee

The Hapless Hero! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Matter-Eater Lad; Karate Kid; Phantom Girl; Chemical King; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Princess Projectra]; Duplicate Boy
Synopsis:
While other Legionnaires spend time with their families, Matter-Eater Lad has an argument with his father. He ends up back at Legion headquarters where Shrinking Violet complains about her boyfirend troubles. They go out on a date which is interrupted by the arrival of Duplicate Boy. But instead of fighting, Matter-Eater Lad teaches Duplicate Boy how to treat a lady.
Reprints:

["A call for Super-Turtle!"] (Table of Contents)

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Super-Turtle
Synopsis:
Super-Turtle has trouble changing into his costume in the dark.

A Startling Beginning, A Shocking Ending! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

houae ad for Detective Comics (DC, 1938 series) #392, on sale August 28

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dictator of Earth!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Dictator of Earth!
    Superman
  3. 2. How Can an Artist Become the World's Greatest Super Heroes?
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  5. 4. The Hapless Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. ["A call for Super-Turtle!"]
    Super-Turtle
  7. 6. A Startling Beginning, A Shocking Ending!
    Batman
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