(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
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 International Daily Planet! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
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

Genre:
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
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.

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...
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:
?

Genre:
science fiction

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 Seed Company / 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 [as Jack E. Miller]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Professor Herrick; Janu
Synopsis:
Bill assists an archaeologist in uncovering an ancient Roman city.
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 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  6. 5. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  7. 6. The Answer Man of Tomorrow!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Company
  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. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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