(January-February 1953)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
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:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Superman's Big Brother! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Halk Kar

Superman's Big Brother (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (origin retold); Halk Kar (intro); Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Wrecker Ross (intro, villain); Lois Lane
Synopsis:
When Halk Kar crashes on Earth, the note he carries in Jor-El's handwriting makes Superman suspect that Halk Kar is his older brother. But when Halk Kar joins Superman in his pursuit of "Wrecker" Ross, Halk Kar receives an electric shock and remembers that he is actually a space traveller from Thoron who met Jor-El on Krypton just before it exploded.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Many elements from this story re-used in "Superboy's Big Brother" in Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #89, making Halk Kar retroactively "Earth-2's Mon-El."

A New Kind of Junior Sport! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

The Big Noise of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Big-Noise Nelson (intro, villain); Lois Lane

["Oh-oh- A flat!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Quick Quiz / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo
Inks:
H. T. Elmo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The Last Days of Daniel Boone (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Daniel Boone

Indexer Notes

Daniel Boone bio

Free Speech-- Free For All! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

The Men of Fire (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; the "flame men" (intro, villains, fire-beings); Lois Lane

["I was lucky to date Myra."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Big Brother!
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Big Brother
    Superman
  3. 2. A New Kind of Junior Sport!
    Superboy
  4. 3. The Big Noise of Metropolis!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Oh-oh- A flat!"]
    Varsity Vic
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
  7. 6. The Last Days of Daniel Boone
  8. 7. Free Speech-- Free For All!
    Buzzy
  9. 8. The Men of Fire
    Superman
  10. 9. ["I was lucky to date Myra."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
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