(July-August 1958)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1958-05-20
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)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Lois Lane Adopts a Super-Baby! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye ?; Al Plastino ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superbaby
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Showcase reprint credits Plastino on inks.

Are You a Litter-Bug? (Table of Contents: 1)

Little Pete / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff; Jack Schiff ? (plot)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Genre
advocacy; children
Characters
Little Pete

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; no dialogue

The Rainbow Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman smashes a crystalline meteor in space, but when he returns to Earth he begins to glow with a rainbow aura, and for some reason it happens every time Lois opens her mirror locket. Now he has to keep her from opening it when he is near her as Clark Kent, until the strange effect wears off.
Reprints

Meet Space Ranger (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Space Ranger / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Binny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen ?
Inks
Irwin Hasen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's that handsome fellow I've been wanting to meet all summer!
Genre
teen
Characters
Binny
Reprints

The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double (Table of Contents: 5)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Ronald Van Horton [Mark Benton]
Synopsis
Lois is on the trail of a modern-day Robin Hood when she meets Mark Benton, who is a double for Clark Kent. It turns out Benton is hiding two secret identities; he is the Robin Hood, and he's also the wealthy Ronald Van Horton.
Reprints

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

Cora the Car Hop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about a date tonight, Cora?
Genre
teen
Characters
Cora; Al

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

Famous Newspaper Firsts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On September 4, 1833, Barney Flaherty, a ten-year old lad...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

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

Oddities in Romance / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Waldinger ?
Inks
Tommy Nicolosi ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among various people it was customary ...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
origins of various bridal customs
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

page of jokes

Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel (Table of Contents: 11)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Superbaby and as Clark Kent]
Synopsis
When Superman travels to the past to retrieve his super-baby booties, Superbaby is transported to the present and falls into the hands of Lois Lane.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

Fran / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen ?
Inks
Irwin Hasen ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pardon me, I'm looking for Miss Farrell!
Genre
teen
Characters
Fran Farrell
Reprints

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

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

Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!" (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lois Lane Adopts a Super-Baby!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Are You a Litter-Bug?
    Little Pete
  3. 2. The Rainbow Superman
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. Meet Space Ranger
    Space Ranger
  5. 4. ["There's that handsome fellow I've been wanting to meet all summer!"]
    Binny
  6. 5. The Man Who Was Clark Kent's Double
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. ["How about a date tonight, Cora?"]
    Cora the Car Hop
  8. 7. ["On September 4, 1833, Barney Flaherty, a ten-year old lad..."]
    Famous Newspaper Firsts
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. ["Among various people it was customary ..."]
    Oddities in Romance
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Read 'Em and Laugh
  12. 11. Lois Lane and the Babe of Steel
    Lois Lane
  13. 12. ["Pardon me, I'm looking for Miss Farrell!"]
    Fran
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. Magic Magnifier Helps Betty & Jim Solve Big "Jewel Mystery!"
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  16. 15. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Walker
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Walls
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen