(May 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1958-03-27
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) (editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor); George Kashdan (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Superman Sphinx (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Sphinx of Egypt - - and it's got my face...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; green kryptonite; Sphinx

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Secret of the Superman Sphinx (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention, Earth! The Superman satellite is weakening me...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Clark Kent robot; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois discovers a Clark Kent robot in a closet at the Daily Planet, and a strange Sphinx with a Superman head and kryptonite vision goes into orbit around the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

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

The New Adventures of Charlie Chan / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Ollie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
3035
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch out down below!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Trial of Tommy Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 5)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Confess, Tommy Tomorrow!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Tommy Tomorrow; Captain Brent Wood
Synopsis
Tommy is on trial for the murder of Brent Wood.
Reprints

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure, Mom, I'll take a bath!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Chuckle Box / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

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

Animal Wonderland / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A bird called the bittern...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Trapped in the Insect World (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This net - It's so sticky I can hardly move...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Professor Wakely
Synopsis
Bill and Janu aid Professor Wakely in finding a small element needed to power his enlarging ray, which has fallen among the long grass. By volunteering to be shrunk to an inch tall, everyday insects now appear like threatening monsters.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!" (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor; advocacy; teen

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

Fun Shop / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What present would a boy kick about?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Superman Sphinx
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. Secret of the Superman Sphinx
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The New Adventures of Charlie Chan
  5. 4. ["Watch out down below!"]
    Ollie
  6. 5. The Trial of Tommy Tomorrow
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. ["Sure, Mom, I'll take a bath!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Chuckle Box
  10. 9. ["A bird called the bittern..."]
    Animal Wonderland
  11. 10. Trapped in the Insect World
    Congo Bill
  12. 11. Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!"
    Buzzy
  13. 12. ["What present would a boy kick about?"]
    Fun Shop
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
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