(February 1975)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
37
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; 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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Superboy Battles Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1881

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Superboy; Lois Lane; Borko; Boscar
Synopsis:
Daily Planet shows pictures of Superboy slugging Superman and sending him flying, Superman carving statue of Clark Kent, and Superman in athletic contest with Borko and Boscar.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Secret Guardian of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-1828

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy Robot (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Pete Ross; Lana Lang; Smallville Police Chief Douglas Parker
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Super-Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
P-3

Genre:
superhero

The Interplanetary Olympics! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1158

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rogan (villain); Boscar (villain); Borko (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lana Lang; Lois Lane
Reprints:

King of the Comic Books! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster?
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1159

Genre:
superhero;
Characters:
Nazi saboteurs (villains); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Frank Frederick; Carson Steele; Henry Jones; Geezer
Reprints:

A Modern Alice in Wonderland! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1160

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Rufe (villain); Superman; Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Alice Neal; Perry White; Lewis Repertory Players acting group
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit by Bob Hughes 12/04. Previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story
to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

Gate-Crashers in the Fortress of Solitude (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (various)
Inks:
? (various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1126

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Brainiac; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Tal-Var
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Various intuders in the Fortress illustrated with details from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241, World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #100, Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #97, World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #164, and Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #87.

Superman Owes a Billion Dollars! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (?)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Aquaman (guest appearance); Professor Potter; Bizarro #1; Lori Lemaris; Rupert Brand (intro, an IRS agent); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Synopsis:
An IRS agent decides that Superman owes back taxes and Superman must pay withing 24 hours.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original inking credit of George Klein changed to match credits from Superman #148. [Mike Nielsen 5/2007]

The Death of Clark Kent! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent; Professor Fergusson; Lois Lane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No villain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1885
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superboy Battles Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Secret Guardian of Smallville!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Super-Puzzle
  4. 3. The Interplanetary Olympics!
    Superman
  5. 4. King of the Comic Books!
    Superman
  6. 5. A Modern Alice in Wonderland!
    Superman
  7. 6. Gate-Crashers in the Fortress of Solitude
  8. 7. Superman Owes a Billion Dollars!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Death of Clark Kent!
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner