(December 1971 - January 1972)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
33
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly (semi-monthly June, Dec.)
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [block]
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
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

100-Page Super-Spectacular #DC-7


World's Greatest Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-434

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Prankster; Air Wave [Larry Jordan] (inset); Super-Chief (inset); Atom [Ray Palmer] (inset); Hawkman [Katar Hol] (inset)

The Team of Luthor and Brainiac! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger (original editor)
Job Number:
N-406 and N-407

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Brainiac-Luthor Team [Lex Luthor (villain); Brainiac (origin, flashback, villain)] (intro); Brainiac II [ancestor of Brainiac 5] (intro, origin, flashback); Var-Don; Kandor; Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Phantom Zone inmates; Ardora; Lexorians (guest stars); Superman [Kal-El]; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Lexor; Superman Emergency Squad
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor escapes prison, discovers the existence of Brainiac, releases Brainiac from prison, re-programs him, and teams with him to shrink Superman. With the help of the Kandorians, Superman turns the tables on Luthor and Brainiac.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Three part story; Chapter 1 titled "The Deadly Duo!", Chapter 2 titled "The Downfall of Superman!", Chapter 3 titled "The Hour of Kandor's Vengeance!".

First appearance of Ardora, Lex Luthor's future wife. Although named Tharla in the original printing of this story--(Superman (DC 1939 series) #167 (February 1964) )--this reprint has been edited to refer to her as Ardora, as she will be known thereafter.

[The Count] (Table of Contents)

Kid Eternity / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mac Raboy
Inks:
Mac Raboy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
George Brenner (original editor)
Job Number:
N-412

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Kid Eternity; Mister Keeper; The Count (intro, villain); Dusty (villain); Rembrant Van Rijn; Javert (a fictional character); Nostradamus; Hippocrates; The Laughing Cavalier (intro, a work of art come to life); The Discus Thrower (intro, a work of art come to life)
Synopsis:
Rembrandt informs the Kid that he feels something is happening to one of his paintings, and sure enough, when he and Keep check into the situation, they find the master criminal, the Court, hard at work.
Reprints:

The Time Trap! (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Chronos (villain, intro); Jean Loring
Reprints:

The Crowning of Super-Chief! (Table of Contents)

Super-Chief / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Job Number:
N-410

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Super-Chief (intro)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [December 2007].

The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks (Table of Contents)

Air Wave / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff?
Pencils:
Harris Levy [as Lee Harris]
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-414

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]
Synopsis:
D.A. Cole dies, and Larry Jordan becomes D.A.
Reprints:

The Super-Motorized Menace (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-413

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Hawkwoman [Shayera Thal] (as Hawkgirl)
Reprints:

The Prankster's Greatest Role! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-411

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Prankster (villain); Lois Lane
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson ?
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-417

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jesus Monteagudo, Alex Hochstraser, David O'Neal, Gary Skinner, and Richard H. Morrissey; with responses by E. Nelson Bridwell.

The Man of Many Faces (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Curt Swan
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-433

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Definitive artists guide to Superman's features by Curt showing Superman's face; every angle and undergoing every emotion.

This is NOT reprinted from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #333, although that page is similar in content.

This Issue's All-Star Line-Up (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; Super-Chief; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Superman; Kid Eternity
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. World's Greatest Super-Heroes
    Superman
  2. 1. The Team of Luthor and Brainiac!
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Count]
    Kid Eternity
  4. 3. The Time Trap!
    Atom
  5. 4. The Crowning of Super-Chief!
    Super-Chief
  6. 5. The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks
    Air Wave
  7. 6. The Super-Motorized Menace
    Hawkman
  8. 7. The Prankster's Greatest Role!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Giant Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. The Man of Many Faces
    Superman
  11. 10. This Issue's All-Star Line-Up
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Jim Walker
  • Bob Hughes
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner