(October 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1958-08-28
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 Shrinking Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Zak-Kul
Reprints:

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Shrinking Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Zak-Kul (villain); policemen; pedestrians; Justice of the Peace; clerk
Synopsis:
Lois accidentally releases from Kandor the criminal Zak-Kul, who traps Superman in Kandor and takes over his life. Lois marries Zak-Kul thinking him Kal-El, but he tries to kill Lois because she keeps asking him Kal-El's secret id. Kal-El, trapped inside the "Krypton City," uses one of the three remaining specks of Illium-349 to shrink himself even smaller and slip between the atoms of Krypton City's jar, then uses the second speck to enlarge both himself and the third speck. Zak-Kul meanwhile futilely attempts to hide from Superman by disguising himself as a mild-mannered reporter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor [as Kryptonian city]

Indexer Notes

Otto Binder script credit from Showcase Presents reprint. Story synopsis from Ken Rowand.

2nd appearance of Kandor; see Action #242 for debut. Kandor is referred to only as a "Kryptonian city." It is depicted as a very wide-necked bottle like the Swan-drawn newspaper strip version, not the Plastino narrow-necked comic magazine version.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / 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:
There are so real giants!
Genre:
humor; children
Reprints:

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

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

Do You Know the Legend of Superman? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Lost -- A Free Education! (Table of Contents: 7)

Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; advocacy; teen

The Interplanetary Scarecrow (Table of Contents: 8)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / 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:
Vic, pick me up at eight.
Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

Wings and Winnie Winchester Bag a Thief (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The illustration at the top of the letter column is taken from the splash panel of the Superman story in Action Comics #241. This illustration appears at the top of the letter columns in Action Comics #245-271 and Superman #124-145.

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

Casey the Cop / 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:
Casey, an emergency call just came through.
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Super Animals (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu the Jungle Boy; Professor Peters

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Craig Delich

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Shrinking Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Shrinking Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["There are so real giants!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. Do You Know the Legend of Superman?
    Adventure Comics
  8. 7. Lost -- A Free Education!
    Binky
  9. 8. The Interplanetary Scarecrow
    Tommy Tomorrow
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. ["Vic, pick me up at eight."]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. Wings and Winnie Winchester Bag a Thief
    Winchester Super Speed Roller Skates
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  14. 13. ["Casey, an emergency call just came through."]
    Casey the Cop
  15. 14. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  16. 15. The Secret of the Super Animals
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Giant Dinosaurs
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