(June 1970)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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 Kid Who Struck Out Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
W-450

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ronnie
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

The Kid Who Struck Out Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
W-452

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Ronnie; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis:
Superman inexplicably tries out several professional sports, but dismisses them all as boring and unchallenging. It's all a ruse to cover his plan to prevent the alien Slurrans from invading Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball; basketball; boxing; football; soccer; tennis

Take a Giant Step... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Superman Legend: Rogues' Gallery! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
W-426

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Toyman; the Parasite; the Puzzler; the Prankster; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jax-Ur; Kru-El; General Zod; Professor Vakox
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

A short feature on Superman's enemies. Art credits from the Best of DC reprint.

The Mystery Legionnaire! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
W-447

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Chemical King]; Klim
Synopsis:
The head of the android criminal Klim seeks to reunite with his body and to take his revenge on the Legionnaire who defeated him, but the same team that stopped him before stops him again.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Al Plastino ? (logo illustration)
Inks:
Al Plastino ? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
W-557

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Jeff Qualls, Arther Harrison, Dave Marr, Bryan Kaster, Alvin Yellon, Gary Kleppe, Ray Fannan, Colin Robertson, and James Mills.

The letter from Colin Robertson suggests that a future child of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad would be "like Validus of the Fatal Five, able to project mental lightning." This idea was used several years later.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Kid Who Struck Out Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Kid Who Struck Out Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. Take a Giant Step...
    Superman
  4. 3. The Superman Legend: Rogues' Gallery!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Mystery Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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