(January 1954)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1953-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Spectral Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints
Keywords
radioactivity

Home, Sweet Home! (Table of Contents: 1)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Art credits from Bob Hughes, Gene Reed, Merlin Haas, Edgar Loftin, and Allen Ross. Loftin and Ross question Mayer inks credit. Bob Bailey argues Bob Oksner base with Mayer heads.

The Spectral Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Professor Wilks (introduction); Cushions Raymond (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
After Superman prevents a nuclear accident, his body becomes so irradiated that it kills any nearby living creature.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Idea recycled from Action Comics #124.

[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)

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

Little Pete / 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
Bang!" "There's a lot of birthday cake left...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Sinbad the Killer! (Table of Contents: 7)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Sinbad (sperm whale); Shannon
Synopsis
Bill explores the mystery of two adjacent lakes and the whales that inhabit them.
Keywords
Bella Maria (freighter); depth charges; harpoon guns; Lake Hawthorne; Lake Lagune; scuba diving; seaplanes; smuggling; whaling

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Why are cups occasionally called 'mugs'?
Genre
non-fiction

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was nice of Dr. Microbe...
Genre
humor

The Rebus of Space! (Table of Contents: 12)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Africa's Deadliest Enemy (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jack Mabley]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Three Smashing Adventures of Superman (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Reformed Owlhoot Club! (Table of Contents: 16)

Vigilante / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Stuff
Reprints

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

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Electric Baseball / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Spectral Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Home, Sweet Home!
    Leave It to Binky
  3. 2. The Spectral Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Watch your step here, Butch..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. ["Bang!" "There's a lot of birthday cake left..."]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. Sinbad the Killer!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  10. 9. ["Why are cups occasionally called 'mugs'?"]
    Quick Quiz
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  12. 11. ["It was nice of Dr. Microbe..."]
    Professor Eureka
  13. 12. The Rebus of Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  14. 13. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  15. 14. Africa's Deadliest Enemy
  16. 15. Three Smashing Adventures of Superman
    Superman
  17. 16. The Reformed Owlhoot Club!
    Vigilante
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Electric Baseball
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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