(September 1958)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of April, June, Oct., and Dec.
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Appoved 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
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Black Knight's Super-Sword! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Black Knight [Perry White]
Reprints:
Keywords:
cane; knight; sword

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit confirmed on Todd Klein's blog: https://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-superman-part-1/.

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super-Sword (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Coleman
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; The Black Knight [Perry White]; "Bull" Mathews
Synopsis:
After Superman releases the Black Knight from a block of ice after nearly 1,000 years, the villain goes on a crime spree. When the knight wounds Superman with his magical sword, criminal "Bull" Mathews offers to buy it, but finds it was all a set-up to trap him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
glacier; knight; sword; trick

[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)

Peg / 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:
"That's all, Tom! Let's go home!"
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Peg; Tom
Synopsis:
Peg's date can't decide to take a bus or a taxi home, so he flips a coin.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flip coin

Wings and Winnie Winchester Bag a Thief (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Mrs. Superman (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Chief Mawmba
Synopsis:
When Clark and Lois are trapped on a remote island, Clark reveals his double identity to Lois and proposes marriage. But when he discovers that he can leave the island, Clark must convince Lois he faked the super-feats he performed on the island in order to get out of the engagement.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bottled message; flying newsroom; kryptonite; meteor

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

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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:
"Oh gosh! The sun melted that nice sliding pond I had in front of the house!"
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Pete
Synopsis:
Pete can't slide on ice, so he finds a substitute.
Reprints:
Keywords:
floor wax; sliding

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Jerry New, Martin O'Connor, Gretta Waring, and Kenneth L. Pedigo.

The Steeplejack of Steel (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Bart Benson; T. B. Oliver
Synopsis:
Superman takes a construction job undercover as Kirk Brent to expose a shady contractor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
acetylene torch; flood; Metropolis Skytower; shoddy building materials; steeplejack; Superman Skytower

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Black Knight's Super-Sword!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Super-Sword
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Know Your Pet!
  6. 5. ["That's all, Tom! Let's go home!"]
    Peg
  7. 6. Wings and Winnie Winchester Bag a Thief
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  8. 7. Mrs. Superman
    Superman
  9. 8. ["A ton of laughs..."]
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  10. 9. ["Oh gosh! The sun melted that nice sliding pond I had in front of the house!"]
    Little Pete
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    DeLuxe Photo Service
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  14. 13. The Steeplejack of Steel
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
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