(February 1955)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1954-12-28
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 Challenge of Stoneman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Stoneman
Reprints
Keywords
cavemen; sabre-toothed tigers

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Challenge of Stoneman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Stoneman (villain)
Synopsis
An inventor’s time machine takes him, Clark Kent, Lois Lane, Perry White, and a mobster to the distant past, where the crook assumes the identity of Stoneman and tries to control a tribe of cavemen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

synopsis by Darkmark

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Binky's Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas in Many Lands!" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
Short information on global Christmas customs accompanied by illustrations.

The Great Jungle Baseball Game! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu; Bombo (elephant); Chota (chimpanzee); Jackie Stevens
Synopsis
Bill and Janu re-inspire a major league baseball pitcher.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; leopards

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

Willy, the Office Boy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phil Berube
Colors
?
Letters
Phil Berube

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Willy, I'm going to be very busy...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Bebe / 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
I'm going to do some homework, Grampa!
Genre
humor

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Adventure in the Arctic (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Milkman in Space! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood; Professor Stacy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Binder script per his record books as published in Bill Scheely's book Otto Binder The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary.

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

Professor Eureka / 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
Oh my. I can't remember...
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Fashion Frocks, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Challenge of Stoneman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever
  3. 2. The Challenge of Stoneman!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Binky's Special Christmas Quiz -- "Christmas in Many Lands!"
    Binky
  6. 5. The Great Jungle Baseball Game!
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. ["Willy, I'm going to be very busy..."]
    Willy, the Office Boy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. ["I'm going to do some homework, Grampa!"]
    Bebe
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Adventure in the Arctic
  12. 11. Milkman in Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  13. 12. ["Oh my. I can't remember..."]
    Professor Eureka
  14. 13. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Cheerful Card Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Fashion Frocks, Inc.
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