(June 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-04-29
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 Super-Key to Fort Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
Arctic; Fortress of Solitude; skeleton keys

Indexer Notes

Cover shows key to Fortress as a giant skeleton key.

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; scientist
Synopsis
Batman has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude as a birthday prank, so Superman searches the place for clues.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude (intro); green kryptonite; Joker (trophy)

Indexer Notes

Superman's original Fortress appeared in Superman #58 (May 1949), no resemblance to the current version. Called Fort Superman on the cover, inside it's called the Fortress of Solitude. Though the fortress key on the cover is shown as skeleton key, in this story the classic square edged version is shown.

The lower right corner of the splash page, which depicts Superman sitting in a chair and using his super-vision, is used as the illustration that appears at the top of the Metropolis Mailbag letter column in Action Comics #245-271 and Superman #124-145.

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

Video Laffs / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear, I wish you'd increase junior's allowance!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Hollywood Ha-Lights / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm just thrilled about visiting Hollywood...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
3046
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tricksy, I worry so about your being shot out of that cannon!
Genre
humor

The Great Jungle Hoax (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu; Chota the Chimp

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mom, can I go out and watch the eclipse of the sun?

Glad to See You! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jerry, would you go down to the Bijou Theatre and bring my brother home?
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

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

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

The Strangest Crew in the Universe (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Hal Carter; The Paradog; Robert Robo
Reprints

Nature's Prize Pupil! (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; nature

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

Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Super-Key to Fort Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Super-Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Dear, I wish you'd increase junior's allowance!"]
    Video Laffs
  5. 4. Wings and Winnie Winchester Do a Good Deed
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  6. 5. ["I'm just thrilled about visiting Hollywood..."]
    Hollywood Ha-Lights
  7. 6. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. ["Tricksy, I worry so about your being shot out of that cannon!"]
    Tricksy the World's Greatest Stunt Man
  9. 8. The Great Jungle Hoax
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. ["Mom, can I go out and watch the eclipse of the sun?"]
    Read 'Em and Laugh!
  11. 10. Glad to See You!
    Sgt. Bilko's Pvt. Doberman
  12. 11. ["Jerry, would you go down to the Bijou Theatre and bring my brother home?"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. The Strangest Crew in the Universe
    Tommy Tomorrow
  15. 14. Nature's Prize Pupil!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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