(September-October 1956)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1956-07-24
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 (editor-in-chief); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Super-Mystery of Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman and Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per Gene Reed, Jack Schiff once remarked that he sometimes used Sprang's splash page for the cover and then used the original cover for the splash or had another splash drawn, and suggested that that appears to be the case here. Based on that bit of information, Jim Van Dore suggests the Lois Lane figure was added by Curt Swan when the cover and splash were swapped in this case. Letters credit from Todd Klein via his Klein Letters blog (18 September 2016, http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-worlds-finest-comics-part-1/).

Junior Space Pilots on the Beam! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Super-Mystery of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman and Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan (splash); Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Superboy [Clark Kent](flashback); Lois Lane; Perry White; Ma Kent (Flashback); Pa Kent (Flashback); Thad Linnis; Thomas Wayne (flashback); Martha Wayne (flashback)
Synopsis
Superman believes that Thad Linnis knows his secret identity, so when Thad demands he leave Metropolis, Superman does. Superman reveals to Batman and Robin a tale of his youth in Smallville, and discovers that the young boy that he thinks may have discovered his identity was actually a young Bruce Wayne.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st meeting of Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent in Smallville.

Mike Was a Rolling Menace Until... (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

U. S. Royals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

DeLuxe Photo Service / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Here Are the Prizes in the Giant Slogan Contest (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

The Mystery of 1,000 Masks (Table of Contents: 7)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Green Arrow wears a red hat. Arrow Cave called Secret Lair.

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Big Dance (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Letters
typeset

Genre
advocacy

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

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Frontier Braggart (Table of Contents: 11)

Tomahawk / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; western-frontier

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

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

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

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

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

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Nutty Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Mystery of Metropolis!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  2. 1. Junior Space Pilots on the Beam!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Super-Mystery of Metropolis!
    Superman and Batman and Robin
  4. 3. Mike Was a Rolling Menace Until...
    U. S. Royals
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  7. 6. Here Are the Prizes in the Giant Slogan Contest
  8. 7. The Mystery of 1,000 Masks
    The Green Arrow
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  10. 9. The Big Dance
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  12. 11. The Frontier Braggart
    Tomahawk
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Cheerful Card Company
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Nutty Putty
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