(September 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-07-31
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 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.


Superman's Undersea Kingdom! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
submarine; underwater; X-ray vision

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super-Merman of the Sea (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Giunta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Pat Gordon

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Vul-Kor (villain); Lya-La (villain)
Synopsis
Superman pretends to join forces with underwater-dwelling aliens in order to trick them into believing Earth's seas are too salty for them.
Reprints
Keywords
Kryptonite; Undersea Fortress of Solitude; underwater

Indexer Notes

Inks previously credited to Stan Kaye, but most likely not him. Probably John Giunta, per Christopher Melchert. Carl Gafford suggested via the GCD Error Tracker that John Forte may be the inker, but Bob Hughes points out that Forte didn't start inking Swan until 1960.

First appearance of the Undersea Fortress of Solitude.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Know Your Pet! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Lou Cameron
Inks
Lou Cameron
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Jimmy tries to treat his dog like a poodle, not realizing that different pets need different care.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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

Shorty / 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
This looks like a good spot to sell!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

The Riddle of the Roc (Table of Contents: 6)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu; Ed Vance
Synopsis
When an explorer finds the roc, a giant mythical bird, he uses the creature to help him steal diamonds.

[no title indexed] (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)

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
Oh, look at that cute dog, Jerry!
Genre
teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug; Betty
Reprints

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

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

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

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
Stop! Can't you see that red light?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

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

Gag Bag / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

jokes

The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Planeteers; Xixxor of Venus; Kjpxwq of Jupiter; Gol of Mars
Synopsis
Three cadets outperform Tommy in a series of tests, but he learns that they are from other planets, trying to determine who is the best of the Planeteers.

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

DeLuxe Photo Service / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Zorro Color Television Set / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Undersea Kingdom!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Super-Merman of the Sea
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Know Your Pet!
  6. 5. ["This looks like a good spot to sell!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. The Riddle of the Roc
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. ["HXD MXW'C QJEN CK QJEN..."]
    Supermen of America
  9. 8. ["Oh, look at that cute dog, Jerry!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. ["Stop! Can't you see that red light?"]
    Casey the Cop
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Gag Bag
  13. 12. The Mystery of the Three Space Rookies
    Tommy Tomorrow
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Zorro Color Television Set
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