(October 1953)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953-08-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Superboy's Lost Costume! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Draw This Car (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superboy's Lost Costume! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Clark goes swimming and hides his costume, but a boy finds it. He dons it to impress a girl, is seen as a fraud, so Superboy, in a spare suit, steers a harmless bear their way to buck up the boy's courage. Then a down-and-outer finds it and uses it for his first desperate robbery (on a jewelry store Superboy fakes), but regrets it and stays honest. A crook shows off "indestructible cloth" and sells many bolts, until Superboy makes him return the money. Superboy says the costume "made quite an impression" on three people, without "the slightest tear or stain on it!"

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

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.5 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
Does each star in our flag stand for an individual state?
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Sky Bar / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Binky Says: "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!" (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

Secret of the Sea Monster! (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Aquaman uses whales to tow an iceberg out of harm's way, but it melts and releases a giant sea serpent. He's a "goner", but the monster just wants a friend. Yet Aquaman's "new pet" keeps trapping ships and terrifying the crew, and the Navy threatens to blast it. Aquaman finally learns the creature was sniffing coal smoke and hungry for coal, so he steers it to a coal mine with "enough coal ore to keep you contented for the next thousand years!"
Reprints

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you like these new shorts...
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus! (Table of Contents: 12)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo
Inks
Ralph Mayo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts; Hermes [also known as Mercury]; Echo; Zeus; Bacchus; Echo; Pan
Synopsis
Tubby Watts photographs a newly discovered statue of Hermes... The statue whirls Tubby around. Johnny Chambers / Quick dives in, but they ride a thunderbolt to Mount Olympus. A race is needed - and cheating. Hermes turns invisible, but Johnny spins flower petals to spot him. A touch of his staff puts Johnny to sleep, but Tubby dumps ambrosia, so Johnny wakes. A sip from Lethe, the River of Forgetfulness, makes Johnny forget his magic formula until Echo repeats it. Johnny wins - and Tubby wakes up. All a dream!
Keywords
Greek Gods; Mount Olympus; mythology

Present and Ancient Mariners (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Inks
Raymond Perry (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
H'ya, Alan!" "I'm glad you came along...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Three Shots That Green Arrow Missed! (Table of Contents: 16)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
The cops want to nail Big Dan Drake, Czar of Crime. Green Arrow and Speedy are asked to escort a witness, but he's kidnapped. Chasing the gang, GA "misses" and breaks a window, drops a water tank, and crashes a car. Has he lost his touch? They nail the gang at the docks and rescue the witness. With no time to explain, GA spotted three traps: the room contained gas, the water tank strut was weakened, and the car was empty and a road menace. "So you didn't miss! You shot the very targets you aimed for!"
Keywords
Boomerang Arrow; Boxing Glove Arrow; Net Arrow

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Friendship Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy's Lost Costume!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Draw This Car
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Superboy's Lost Costume!
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["Does each star in our flag stand for an individual state?"]
    Quick Quiz
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sky Bar
  6. 5. Binky Says: "Give Your Pet All the Breaks!"
    Binky
  7. 6. Secret of the Sea Monster!
    Aquaman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  9. 8. ["Now that we're at the North Pole..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. ["How do you like these new shorts..."]
    Peg
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  13. 12. Thunderbolts on Mount Olympus!
    Johnny Quick
  14. 13. Present and Ancient Mariners
  15. 14. ["H'ya, Alan!" "I'm glad you came along..."]
    Varsity Vic
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  17. 16. The Three Shots That Green Arrow Missed!
    The Green Arrow
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Friendship Studios, Inc.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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