Superman #89
(May 1954)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of April, June, Oct., and Dec.
On-sale Date
1954-03-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

One Hour to Doom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Binky Says: "Welcome Amigo!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Captain Kent the Terrible! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Queen Elizabeth; Don Fernando (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman goes back in time to prove Clark's ancestor was not a cruel pirate, and ends up becoming a pirate himself.

Indexer Notes

time-travel story, 16th century England

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

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

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 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
Is it permissible to applaud in the Senate galleries in Washington?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

Annie Gram / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
BALM+U=

Indexer Notes

puzzle

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

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This way, sir!
Genre
humor

Superman of Skid Row! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Travis (introduction); Senator Smithers (introduction); the Skid Row Brotherhood (introductions); Ed Main (villain, introduction); Perry White
Synopsis
Clark goes undercover to smoke out a mystery on Skid Row.
Reprints

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

Scripto / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a swell car your father has, Peg!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pete, your piano teacher will be here soon.
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Skyway Sleuths (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jack E. Miller]
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

One Hour to Doom! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
Luthor hides a kryptonite laden bomb in Metropolis and threatens to blow the whole city up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/; we formerly suggested Alvin Schwartz.

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Line of Stars Presents (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Bebe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Auntie! I'm back from the dentist!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

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

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

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. One Hour to Doom!
    Superman
  2. 1. Binky Says: "Welcome Amigo!"
    Binky
  3. 2. Captain Kent the Terrible!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["I'm afraid of wild animals in these woods..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. ["Is it permissible to applaud in the Senate galleries in Washington?"]
    Quick Quiz
  6. 5. ["BALM+U="]
    Annie Gram
  7. 6. ["This way, sir!"]
    Shorty
  8. 7. Superman of Skid Row!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Scripto
  10. 9. ["This is a swell car your father has, Peg!"]
    Peg
  11. 10. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. ["Pete, your piano teacher will be here soon."]
    Little Pete
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. Skyway Sleuths
  15. 14. One Hour to Doom!
    Superman
  16. 15. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. The Line of Stars Presents
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; The Adventures of Bob Hope
  18. 17. ["Auntie! I'm back from the dentist!"]
    Bebe
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
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