(April 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-02-27
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 Editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]
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The Secret of the Happy Pig! (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 Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl] (intro); Jonathan Kent (cameo)
Synopsis
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their regular costumes.

Meet the Challengers of the Unknown (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Read 'Em and Laugh! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

A collection of quick jokes.

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

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pete, would you like to take Rover out for a walk?
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete; Mister Roberts
Synopsis
Pete figures out an easier way to walk a dog.
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Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!" (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The 13 Superstition Arrows (Table of Contents: 7)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; C. M. Hawkins
Synopsis
To secure a $5,000,000 bequest to charity, Green Arrow must use 13 trick arrows with gimmicks associated with bad luck.
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Indexer Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn. GA uses an Ace of Spades Arrow, a Ladder Arrow, a Black Cat Arrow, a Salt Arrow, and a Number 13 Arrow.

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here I am, Bill, all set for the job!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Synopsis
Casey plays a trick with some play money.
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Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman
Synopsis
Aquaman has to carefully deliver a nuclear projectile to the military before it detonates.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  3. 2. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  4. 3. Meet the Challengers of the Unknown
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Read 'Em and Laugh!
  6. 5. ["Pete, would you like to take Rover out for a walk?"]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!"
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  8. 7. The 13 Superstition Arrows
    The Green Arrow
  9. 8. ["Here I am, Bill, all set for the job!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. Aquaman's Super Sea-Squad
    Aquaman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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