(March 1954)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1954-01-25
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 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

Printed in U.S.A.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 8, Part 2, Number 1, Periodicals, January-June 1954. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B455189.


The Super-Carnival from Space! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; unnamed eight-armed man; Lazulo; unnamed crystal man

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes, August 2005

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super-Carnival from Space (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Pa Kent (has hair); Interplanetary Circus [unnamed ringmaster (owner), unnamed eight-armed man, Lamic, Arago, Lazulo, Jensha, other unnamed circus performers]
Synopsis:
An alien circus tries to force Superboy to join.

Indexer Notes

See Superman (DC, 1939 series) #145 (May 1961): "The Interplanetary Circus".
Inker identification by Bob Hughes, August 2005

["Egypt sure is an interesting country."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing of the members of the National Comics (DC) Editorial Advisory Board. The Board includes: Dr. Lauretta Bender (Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York University College of Medicine), Josette Frank (Consultant on Children's Reading Child Study Association of America), Dr. W. W. D. Sones (Professor of Education and Director of Curriculum Study, University of Pittsburgh), and Dr. S. Harcourt Peppard (Director, Essex County Juvenile Clinic, Newark, New Jersey).

Also lists all the current titles being published National Comics (DC).

Start the Day Off Right! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Buzzy; Danny; Danny's mom; Miss Jones; unnamed coach

Indexer Notes

Public Service Page

The Daredevil of the Seven Seas (Table of Contents: 6)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Alan Doktor; Mr. Martin; unnamed ship crewmen; Joe Perp

["Egad!! One must be Detective Fosdick..."] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Did you hear the exciting news, 'Topper'?"] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

["So you've never been on a farm, eh?"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete; Uncle Ezra

The Mechanical Fortune Teller (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Professor Larum; Mrs. Larum; Larum's daughter; Benny the Bookie; Benny's unnamed underlings; Eustace Gold

Those Wild Animals (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

On the Beam! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Junior Space Pilots; Wilson Chemical Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wanted for Murder: Green Arrow (Table of Contents: 13)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; unnamed Headquarters police chief; Marcus; Mr. Burns (Vic Darrow's hoodlum); Marie Elliot; unnamed Marcus' men; unnamed King's soldiers
Synopsis:
Green Arrow goes to the backward European nation of Entonia to rescue a girl.

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

The Adventures of Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Free..Prized Set of 4 Official United Nations Stamps (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men! Women! Boys! Girls! Yours for Only 1¢ (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

All Seven Terrific New Mysteries for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Carnival from Space!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Do You Want Spending Money?
  3. 2. The Super-Carnival from Space
    Superboy
  4. 3. ["Egypt sure is an interesting country."]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. Start the Day Off Right!
    Buzzy
  7. 6. The Daredevil of the Seven Seas
    Aquaman
  8. 7. ["Egad!! One must be Detective Fosdick..."]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream Oil
  9. 8. ["Did you hear the exciting news, 'Topper'?"]
    Hopalong Cassidy
  10. 9. ["So you've never been on a farm, eh?"]
    Little Pete
  11. 10. The Mechanical Fortune Teller
    Johnny Quick
  12. 11. Those Wild Animals
  13. 12. On the Beam!
    Junior Space Pilots; Wilson Chemical Company
  14. 13. Wanted for Murder: Green Arrow
    Green Arrow
  15. 14. Superman on Television!
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. Free..Prized Set of 4 Official United Nations Stamps
  17. 16. Men! Women! Boys! Girls! Yours for Only 1¢
  18. 17. All Seven Terrific New Mysteries for Only $1.00
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