(November-December 1949)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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

none (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane.
Reprints:

The Prankster's Radio Program! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Prankster (villain); Lois Lane.
Synopsis:
The Prankster takes over Superman's radio show--and Supes has to fill 24 hours of radio time HIMSELF!!
Reprints:

Captain Tootsie Saves the Day! (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. C. Beck (signed)
Inks:
C. C. Beck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Tootsie; Rollo; Marybelle.

The Courtship of the Three Lois Lanes! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Peggy Wilkins (I, Lois Lane's roommate); Lois Lane; Bill Smith; Perry White.
Synopsis:
Lois decides Superman might be more likely to fall in love with her if she changed her hair color.
Reprints:

none (Table of Contents)

Sunshine Nellie / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; humor
Characters:
Sunshine Nellie

How To Be a Sports Announcer (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Stern
Pencils:
Raymond Perry?
Inks:
Raymond Perry?
Colors:
Raymond Perry?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Reprints:

[Banister Out of Order] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete

Superman Returns To Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (Clark Kent; origin retold); Jor-El; Lara; Pa Kent (unnamed); Ma Kent (unnamed); Swami Riva [Dan Rivers] (I, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White.
Synopsis:
Superman tails Lois as she investigates Swami Riva. When the swami hexes Superman, he appears to weaken, and the swami begins to sell his ability to hex Superman to members of the underworld. Superman traces the gem in the swami's turban to a meteorite, then follows the path of the meteorite back in time and across space to the planet Krypton, which he surveys as a phantom. He learns how Jor-El failed to convince his people of their impending down and sent his son to Earth where he was adopted by the elderly Kents. Superman returns to the present and puts Swami Riva out of business.
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Indexer Notes

Superman learns his origin for the first time. Writer ID by Martin O'Hearn. Green Kryptonite introduced in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Superman
  2. 1. The Prankster's Radio Program!
    Superman
  3. 2. Captain Tootsie Saves the Day!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
  4. 3. The Courtship of the Three Lois Lanes!
    Superman
  5. 4. none
    Sunshine Nellie
  6. 5. How To Be a Sports Announcer
  7. 6. [Banister Out of Order]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. Superman Returns To Krypton!
    Superman
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