(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)
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 Superman Sphinx (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; 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
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

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
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; 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
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
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
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Professor Wakely

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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