(July-August 1957)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1957-05-14
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); Mort Weisinger (actual)

Issue Notes

First Lois Lane feature in her own title.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Mrs. Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?; Ira Schnapp (logo design)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thank goodness you've come home, dear!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Superbaby
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits changed from Ruben Moreira pencils to Al Plastino by Bob Hughes. Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

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

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

The Girl in Superman's Past (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder--does he love Lana?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better. But Superman refuses to fall into their traps.
Reprints
Keywords
glider; steamroller

Indexer Notes

Artist changed from Ruben Moreira by Bob Hughes.

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Binky Shows "How to Make New Friends!" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Allergy, why don't you ask that youngster, Bob, across the street to go bowling with you?
Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky; Allergy; Bob; Pete
Synopsis
Binky suggests Allergy make friends with a new kid, Bob, but Pete does instead and then gets Allergy and the rest of the gang interested.

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

Odd Newspaper Items! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some years ago when the Associated Press...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John B. Bogart
Reprints
Keywords
Associated Press; Denver Post; Denver Rocky Mountain News; United Press

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

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

The New Lois Lane (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you imagine prying, curious, inquisitive Lois Lane suddenly changing her character and...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; "Con" Conners
Synopsis
Superman hopes that Lois' constant snooping to find his identity will provide evidence to convince "Con" Conners that he is wrong in believing that Clark Kent is Superman.
Reprints

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
May I see you a minute, Joan?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry; Joan
Synopsis
Jerry asks Joan if she can return the letters that he has written to her.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Newspaper Talk / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The word edition originated from the Latin...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Sleuths in Skirts (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lloyd Rader, a ruthless gunman, had elbowed his way into the...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Lloyd Rader; Harold Stevens
Reprints
Keywords
Averne Theater

Indexer Notes

Article about women in the police force.

Mrs. Superman (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the greatest secret desire of Lois Lane, girl reporter of the Daily Planet?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Lulu Lyons (introduction); Superbaby
Synopsis
Lois dreams she's married to Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
coma; Mount Bliss

Indexer Notes

Artist corrected from Ruben Moreira by Bob Hughes 2006-03.

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

Ollie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is for me!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ollie
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

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

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

Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for the "Unlucky Fishermen" (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mrs. Superman!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  2. 1. ["Free! British African stamps and illustrated booklet"]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  3. 2. The Girl in Superman's Past
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  4. 3. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
    DC Comics
  5. 4. Binky Shows "How to Make New Friends!"
    Binky
  6. 5. ["Some years ago when the Associated Press..."]
    Odd Newspaper Items!
  7. 6. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. The New Lois Lane
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  9. 8. ["May I see you a minute, Joan?"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. ["The word edition originated from the Latin..."]
    Newspaper Talk
  11. 10. Sleuths in Skirts
  12. 11. Mrs. Superman
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  13. 12. ["This is for me!"]
    Ollie
  14. 13. ["Do you want spending money?"]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. Mickey Mantle Goes to Bat for the "Unlucky Fishermen"
    Junior Sales Club of America
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