(December 1956)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1956-10-28
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 editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor); George Kashdan (assistant editor)
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 First Superman of Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jor-El
Reprints
Keywords
film projector; lightning

Draw Bob Hope! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The First Superman of Krypton (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (origin); Jor-El (flashback); Lora [aka Lara] (flashback); Val Arn (villain, flashback); Khai Zor (villain, flashback)
Reprints

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, my gosh!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

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

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
To the Hotel Westmore, driver!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Janu, Jungle God (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu
Reprints

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

Movyland Studios; Dean Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gifts to the United Nations! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

How to Start a Stamp Collection (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Joe Mallon]
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Amazing Future Toys (Table of Contents: 11)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Sparky; Brent Wood; Nova Norton (villain)
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The First Superman of Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. Draw Bob Hope!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The First Superman of Krypton
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Oh, my gosh!"]
    Shorty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  6. 5. ["To the Hotel Westmore, driver!"]
    Professor Eureka
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. Janu, Jungle God
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Movyland Studios; Dean Studios
  10. 9. Gifts to the United Nations!
  11. 10. How to Start a Stamp Collection
  12. 11. The Amazing Future Toys
    Tommy Tomorrow
  13. 12. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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