(September-October 1951)

DC, 1949 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound (#129, 138, 147, 156, 165, 185, 202, 205, 208)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Strange Costumes of Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Sikela; Win Mortimer; Al Plastino
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka; Win Mortimer; Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Lana Lang

Indexer Notes

Cover is a paste-up of work by different artists.

The Strange Costumes of Superboy (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lana Lang; Ma Kent
Synopsis:
Lana promises to eat Superboy's cape if he can prove he's not Clark Kent.

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes 4/05. Inker id by Bob Hughes 7/05.

A spotted dog that is born pure white (Table of Contents)

Cartoon Criss-Cross / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Reprints:
Keywords:
puzzle

Indexer Notes

puzzle

The Worst Circus on Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Superboy brings a run down circus to Smallville and then has to help spruce the acts up.

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes 4/05. Inker id by Bob Hughes 7/05.

["Golly, my first day in the army."] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

["Come on, Peg, let's go in the water!'] (Table of Contents)

Peg / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

A Sappy Story (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B Fairbanks
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

text page

Remote Control Magnetic Derrick (Table of Contents)

Superboy's Workshop / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero

A Sappy Story (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B. Fairbanks
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A history of maple syrup and its uses.

Superboy on Mars! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marsboy (second appearance); Lana Lang
Synopsis:
Superboy and Marsboy switch places to see who has an easier life.

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit by Bob Hughes 4/05

["It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry Jitterbug / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[Are there any hills in the city of New Orleans?] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

puzzle

Old Folks Are People, Too! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Strange Costumes of Superboy!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Strange Costumes of Superboy
    Superboy
  3. 2. A spotted dog that is born pure white
    Cartoon Criss-Cross
  4. 3. The Worst Circus on Earth!
    Superboy
  5. 4. ["Golly, my first day in the army."]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. ["Come on, Peg, let's go in the water!']
    Peg
  7. 6. A Sappy Story
  8. 7. Remote Control Magnetic Derrick
    Superboy's Workshop
  9. 8. A Sappy Story
  10. 9. Superboy on Mars!
    Superboy
  11. 10. ["It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"]
    Jerry Jitterbug
  12. 11. [Are there any hills in the city of New Orleans?]
    Quick Quiz
  13. 12. Old Folks Are People, Too!
    Buzzy
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