(July-August 1950)

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 editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)
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

The 3 Supermen From Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Mala; U-Ban; Kizo
Reprints:

The Testing of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Ephraim Potts (Intro); The Professor [Dr. Bertram Smiggs] (Intro, Villain)
Synopsis:
As a reward for saving Lois's life, Superman lets Dr. Potts perform a complete set of scientific tests on his powers. But Dr. Smiggs tries to horn in the act with criminal intent.

Indexer Notes

pg. 4, panel 3 reproed in STERANKO'S HISTORY OF THE COMICS (last pg.)

Superman's Sweetheart (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 9.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Peggy Wilkins; Whitey Nelson (Intro, Villain)
Synopsis:
Lois gets jealous when Superman seems to be paying more attention to Peggy, her roommate.

Balance Your Fun Diet (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Buzzy; Wolfie; Suzy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Story Behind History (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Perry ?
Inks:
Raymond Perry ?
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
"You Are There" show history.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Poor Dad! / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Three Supermen from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Kizo; Mala; U-Ban; Jor-El (flashback); Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis:
Superman meets three Kryptonian brothers who were convicted and sentenced by Krypton's Ruling Council to a sentence of suspended animation adrift in space due to their efforts to overthrow the Council and rule Krypton. Now that they have crashed on Earth they plan to rule it instead. Superman tricks them into turning on each other and they knock themselves out. Superman returns them to suspended animation and exiles them back into space.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The first appearance of other survivors of Krypton. In this story, the natives of Krypton are called Kryptonites. All Kryptonites have x-ray vision, super strength, and super speed, but flying is new to them. Writing credit from reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Peg / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
teen; humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The 3 Supermen From Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Testing of Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. Superman's Sweetheart
    Superman
  4. 3. Balance Your Fun Diet
    Buzzy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  6. 5. The Story Behind History
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Poor Dad!
  8. 7. Three Supermen from Krypton!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Peg
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