(September-October 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credits corrected 7/27/08 by Bob Hughes

The Babe of Steel (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Prankster (Villain); Killer Kenton; Eddie; Baby Betty; Perry White; Superbaby (1st comic book appearance)
Synopsis:
The Prankster finds the Fountain of Youth and starts using it to commit crimes. Clark accidentally drinks some of it and reverts to Superbaby.

Indexer Notes

Proto-red kryptonite story.

The Last Days of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Kryptonite
Synopsis:
Superman believes he is dying because he has come into contact with Kryptonite once too often.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story reworked in issue #156

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ton o' fun / filler / 0.65 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert (signed)

Genre:
humor

Heavy Birds (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cartoon Flips / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Superman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Science Snaps / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The Machine That Played Cupid (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; Finney Floor (Intro); Minnie
Synopsis:
Lois' old boyfriend Finney can't get anywhere in the world because of his persistent bad luck.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Giant typewriter in story, reminscent of Batman gimmicks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

How Are Your Manners Out-Of-Doors? (Table of Contents)

Dodo and the Frog / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Babe of Steel
    Superman
  3. 2. The Last Days of Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Ton o' fun
  5. 4. Heavy Birds
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bebe
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Cartoon Flips
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Science Snaps
  9. 8. The Machine That Played Cupid
    Superman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  11. 10. How Are Your Manners Out-Of-Doors?
    Dodo and the Frog
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