(December 1954)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1954-10-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); 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
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 Phantom Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
buses

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Phantom Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Luthor creates a duplicate of Superman composed of duplicate atoms. Luthor then sends the duplicate to cause disasters and help criminals. Superman discovers the duplicate is not a robot and realizes that Luthor must be behind its creation. After battling the duplicate until its power runs out, Superman trails the energy source back to Luthor and destroys the machine responsible for the creation of the duplicate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. Synopsis by Darkmark.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, you can't smoke here!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Interplanetary Bank! (Table of Contents: 6)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Binder's records indicate he wrote another Tommy Tommorow story in 1954 but was unsure what issue it appeared in. This could be a re-titled script (Binder lists the story as "Living Money"). Info per Nick Caputo, culled from Bill Schelly's book Otto Binder The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary.

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

The Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Superboy Says: "Know Your Country!" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Death on the Highway (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
An article about some of the safety precautions used on highways.

School for Hunters! (Table of Contents: 11)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Gaston Greene; Taylor; Janu
Synopsis
One of the students at Bill's big game hunting school is out to murder another student.
Reprints
Keywords
African Boys' Club; baboons; Cape buffalo; hippopotamuses; lions; rhinoceroses

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Electric Baseball / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Phantom Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Say, you can't smoke here!"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  7. 6. The Interplanetary Bank!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. ["Here is the trick which has amazed visitors..."]
    The Adventures of the Dubble Bubble Kids
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Superboy Says: "Know Your Country!"
    Superboy
  11. 10. Death on the Highway
  12. 11. School for Hunters!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Electric Baseball
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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