(May 1956)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1956-03-27
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); Jack Schiff (managing); Mort Weisinger (assistant); George Kashdan (assistant)
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 Super-Menace of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Keywords
robots

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Super-Menace of Metropolis (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Super-Menace (intro); Jor-El (flashback)
Synopsis
When Metropolis is attacked by alien weapons, Superman discovers they were built long ago by Jor-El.
Reprints

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

"Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Though we briefly credited Wayne Boring with the Superman figures, due to an error report from Keith Chandler, the consensus of the members of the GCD Main list was that Mortimer was swiping or imitating Boring.

The Jungle of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Tod Craven; Jim Craven; Chota (chimpanzee)
Synopsis
Bill captures a criminal impersonating his own brother.
Keywords
Cape buffalo; Kanjaro (trading post); lions; rhinoceroses; treasure maps; volcanos

Follow This Track (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Professor Eureka / 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
Today's lecture will be on the philosophy of the ancient Inca Indians!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Mystery of the Ghost Bomb (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as John MacKenzie]
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Space Safari! (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

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a jungle!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Davy to the Rescue! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Menace of Metropolis!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Super-Menace of Metropolis
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  5. 4. "Wings" Winchester Stops a Robbery
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  6. 5. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Jungle of Doom
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. Follow This Track
    Showcase
  9. 8. ["Today's lecture will be on the philosophy of the ancient Inca Indians!"]
    Professor Eureka
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. The Mystery of the Ghost Bomb
  12. 11. The Space Safari!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  13. 12. ["What a jungle!"]
    Shorty
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  16. 15. Davy to the Rescue!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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