(April 1955)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1955-02-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The International Daily Planet! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How could Lois have written that scoop before it happened?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

Peter Porkchops Says: "Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There it is -- our snow fort all melted with, that you threw on it!
Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover contains a PSA produced in sequential comics-art style.

The International Daily Planet! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Caesar's ghost--I don't get it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry white; Jimmy Olsen; Charya; Pareska (crook)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent, Lois Lane, and Jimmy Olsen are assigned to foreign offices of the Daily Planet overseas, Superman must save his two friends from smugglers who have captured them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

synopsis by Darkmark

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

My Greatest Adventure; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
??? What are you looking for, Daffy? My hat... I can't seem to find it anywhere!
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 Answer Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As far as I know, sir, that story of creatures coming to invade us from another galaxy is strictly a rumor!
Feature Logo
Tommy Tomorrow
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colonel Tommy Tomorrow; Captain Brent Wood
Synopsis
Tommy and Brent are assigned to man the Space Information Desk at Planeteer Headquarters.
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: 7) (Expand) /

American Seeds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Supergram the Superman Puzzle Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You may find these in an empty jar!

Bail-Out at 525 MPH (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as Jack E. Miller)
Pencils
? (title illustration)
Inks
? (title illustration)
Colors
? (title illustration)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At eight miles up, the B-47 Stratojet bomber was a tiny blip on a radar screen.
Genre
military
Characters
Sam Burns

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is Mr. Benson, from the Board of Education!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Benson
Reprints

Congo Bill, Gladiator! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Herrick, do you actually believe you'll uncover the remains of an ancient Roman city here in Africa?
Feature Logo
Congo Bill with Janu The Jungle Boy
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Professor Herrick; Janu the Jungle Boy
Synopsis
Bill assists an archaeologist in uncovering an ancient Roman city.
Reprints
Keywords
ancient Rome; Cape buffalos; gladiatorial combat; lions; rhinoceroses

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

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn Shoes / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The International Daily Planet!
    Superman
  2. 1. Peter Porkchops Says: "Don't Be Afraid to Speak Up!"
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. The International Daily Planet!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["To the boys and girls of America..."]
    My Greatest Adventure; Superman
  5. 4. ["??? What are you looking for, Daffy? My hat... I can't seem to find it anywhere!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  6. 5. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  7. 6. The Answer Man of Tomorrow!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. ["I'll give you a wrist watch, archery set, flash camera or any of 70 big prizes without a cent of cost..."]
    American Seeds
  9. 8. ["You may find these in an empty jar!"]
    Supergram the Superman Puzzle Game
  10. 9. Bail-Out at 525 MPH
  11. 10. ["This is Mr. Benson, from the Board of Education!"]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. Congo Bill, Gladiator!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. ["Need extra spending money? Here's $50 to use as you please!"]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  14. 13. ["Check the kind of body you want!"]
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
  15. 14. ["Take the lead this spring! These new Thom McAns are the greatest!"]
    Thom McAn Shoes
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • David Banuelos
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
  • Keith Chandler
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Brian Stewart
  • Jim Van Dore