(May 1976)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
39
Price:
0.30 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Barcode:
0709895041005
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
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

Issue Notes

Issues 459-486 featured exclusively stories of Superman, with some back-up strips for members of the supporting cast.


["If one of them doesn't win that fight quick...I'm dead!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (layout); Ernie Chan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Blackrock
Reprints:
Keywords:
hang gliding

Indexer Notes

Pencils: Infantino and Chan added; Bob Oksner removed. Inks: Terry Austin and Dan Adkins also suggested. (Info/suggestions by B. Bailey, Steve C., M. Head, B. Hughes, K. Nowlan and S. Whitaker. Per Sandell ed. 2005-08-20). Cover pencils credited to Oksner in The Comic Reader #127. Cover art was credited to Oksner, prior to publication of this issue, in Amazing World of DC Comics #10 (1976).
Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Twinkielsess Gotham City (Table of Contents)

Batman; Hostess / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Penguin; Batman; Robin

Indexer Notes

Hostess Twinkie ad.

Superman's Big Crack-Up! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Elliot Maggin
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2233 ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Clark Kent; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; Lola Barnett; Blackrock [Samuel Tanner] (villain); Dr. Silverstone
Synopsis:
Universal Broadcasting Company creates the superhero Blackrock, hoping to increase their ratings against rival WGBS.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hang glider; WGBS

Two for the Taxi! (Table of Contents)

The Private Life of Clark Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-2257

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; Miss Conway; Martin Taine; Wade Armstrong
Synopsis:
Clark Kent solves the mystery of a kidnapped boxer.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This feature is continued from Superman (DC Comics, 1939 series). Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman in Action / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Richy Forman, Michael D. Dargay and Steve Brown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average circulation given as 232,000 for the last year.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["If one of them doesn't win that fight quick...I'm dead!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Twinkielsess Gotham City
    Batman; Hostess
  3. 2. Superman's Big Crack-Up!
    Superman
  4. 3. Two for the Taxi!
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
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