(October-November 1974)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell (Editor); Allan Asherman (Assistant Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Tabloid
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
H. J. Ward (signed)
Inks:
H. J. Ward (signed)
Colors:
Sol Harrison
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. J. Ward
Inks:
H. J. Ward
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

The Superman illustration is the same as the cover (but in black and white).

War in Europe (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy (uncredited)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy (uncredited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
Job Number:
N-1031

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; George Taylor (un-named in story); Lita Laverne [Agent T-21] (villain, introduction, foreign actress)
Synopsis:
When Toran suddenly invades Galonia, Clark and Lois are sent to cover the war. On the ship to Europe, Clark saves the life of Lita Laverne, a famous foreign actress. When she later snubs him, Clark and Lois attend a reception for Lita to investigate. The reception is cut short when the city is bombed. Superman ends the bombing but discovers a neutral steamship is under attack and that Lita might have a connection.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star; Galonia-Toran War; Luxor; Steamer Baronta

Indexer Notes

The title is from the table of contents (the original is untitled).

Paul Cassidy credits from GCD index of original printing.

The last panel (which originally was a Spectre promotional ad) was changed to give a factoid: this story was the last to use the name Daily Star (the newspaper became the Daily Planet with the next issue).

The Superman Puzzle Game (Table of Contents)

Supergram / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1089

Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Comic Clue for puzzle: "This is always dropped in the harbor!"

Insurance Death Racket (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Job Number:
N-1032

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Mrs. Davis; Tom Davis (villain); Mr. Fullerton [villain, death]; Martin (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman investigates the Fullerton Insurance Company, which is selling small valued policies to poor people, who end up dying under mysterious circumstances.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The title is from the table of contents (the original is untitled).

First line: "Aged, helpless people, the victims of a ghoulish plot -- a secret fiend, waxing wealthy thru the spilling of their innocent blood!"

How to Draw Superman and Clark Kent (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Curt Swan ?
Pencils:
Curt Swan (signed)
Inks:
Curt Swan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1059

Characters:
Superman

The Men Who Had to Guard Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Job Number:
N-1033

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Professor Johns (introduction); James Carson (introduction); Perry White
Synopsis:
When a dying scientist tells Clark a secret formula, the Secret Service decides they must protect him.
Reprints:

A Concept for Superman's Future (Table of Contents)

filler / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks:
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1091

Characters:
Superman (statue); the Parasite (statue); the Toyman (statue); Brainiac (statue); Mr. Mxyzptlk (statue); Lex Luthor (statue); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Keywords:
Amusement Park; Fortress of Solitude

Lois Lane's Secret Helper! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Job Number:
N-1034

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Krypto (guest star); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Lucy Lane; Super-Brat (cameo; imaginary); Perry White
Synopsis:
Krypto decides to try to make Superman fall in love with Lois Lane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
A. S. P. C. A.

Cartoon Flips, Starring ...Superman (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1037; N-1038

Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Really two Cartoon Flips; one with Superman lifting a 10,000 pound weight, one with Superman crushing a girder.

The Case of the Lethal Letters! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Cary Bates
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Job Number:
N-1035

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lorraine Lewis [Lorraine Delon] (villain, death); Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane; Bal-Gra (flashback, a Phantom Zone villain)
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gold Kryptonite; Point Blank (TV interview show)

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (Layouts); Curt Swan
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Julius Schwartz (Editorial Advisor, original); E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, original); Sol Harrison (original)
Job Number:
N-1036

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El] (origin); Jor-El; Lara; Krypton; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman's origin is retold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The original story was in black and white (with shading). The art on all pages has been extended on the edges to widen them (not by the original artists); that's why many captions are not left-aligned. Splash page is recreation of the cover of Superman #300.

Superman on the Screen (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-1090

Characters:
Superman (photo of George Reeves); Jor-El (photo of Robert Rockwell); Lara (photo of Aline Towne); Pa Kent (photo of Tom Fadden); Lois Lane (photo of Phyllis Coates)

Indexer Notes

Photos from the first episode of The Adventures of Superman entitled "Superman on Earth"; also photos from the episode "The Clown Who Cried" and from the film "Superman & the Mole-Men"

The Man of Steel (Table of Contents)

Table-Top Diorama / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1095

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

The art for the Superman figure is based on the cover by H. J. Ward.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. War in Europe
    Superman
  4. 3. The Superman Puzzle Game
    Supergram
  5. 4. Insurance Death Racket
    Superman
  6. 5. How to Draw Superman and Clark Kent
  7. 6. The Men Who Had to Guard Superman!
    Superman
  8. 7. A Concept for Superman's Future
  9. 8. Lois Lane's Secret Helper!
    Superman
  10. 9. Cartoon Flips, Starring ...Superman
  11. 10. The Case of the Lethal Letters!
    Superman
  12. 11. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  13. 12. Superman on the Screen
  14. 13. The Man of Steel
    Table-Top Diorama
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