(May-June 1953)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953-03-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (Managing Editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
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 #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Death of Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino ?; Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman

Indexer Notes

Script formerly credited to Bill Woolfolk, but this story is not in Woolfolk's records. Kaye inks credit suggested by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The One-Armed Archer (Table of Contents: 5)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Craig Delich

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which freezes quicker... Cold water or hot water?
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Spy Train (Table of Contents: 8)

King Faraday / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
spy
Characters
King Faraday; Johnny Lester; Alonzo P. Davis; Vina Flora
Synopsis
King Faraday, on the trail of a killer, rides the Orient Express, where he meets a movie starlet and a camera-happy tourist. Though two attempts are made on his life, he finds no clues as to the identity of the killer. Only when the photographer overplays his hand does Faraday realize he is behind the attacks and using his camera to transport pictures of a more sensitive nature than the candids he has been taking. Faraday puts a permanent end to the photographer in a fight atop the train.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally scheduled for Danger Trail #6, which was never published. Inker credit by Craig Delich.

The Line of Stars (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Jerry! Be a pal...
Genre
humor; teen

The Wyoming Kid's Pal! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Wyoming Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Bruno Premiani ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Craig Delich. Credit originally given to Howard Sherman. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (19 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-2/).

Mystery of the Homing Pigeon (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
G. J. Peterson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Bebe / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, that's that!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Superman Is on Television! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Bruce Wayne... Amateur Detective! (Table of Contents: 15)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Death of Lois Lane
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. The One-Armed Archer
    The Green Arrow
  7. 6. ["Which freezes quicker... Cold water or hot water?"]
    Quick Quiz
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. Spy Train
    King Faraday
  10. 9. The Line of Stars
  11. 10. ["Oh Jerry! Be a pal..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. The Wyoming Kid's Pal!
    The Wyoming Kid
  13. 12. Mystery of the Homing Pigeon
  14. 13. ["Well, that's that!"]
    Bebe
  15. 14. Superman Is on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. Bruce Wayne... Amateur Detective!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. Buzzy Gets Tips on Choosing a Profession!
    Buzzy
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Matthew Head
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