(November 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:
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
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

Superman's New Power! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Lois Lane's Super-Dream (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; doctor; nurse; pedestrians (in dream sequence)
Synopsis:
Lois falls off a ledge while trying to get a scoop as a reporter. She is knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital by Superman, where Lois dreams she and Clark gain super-powers and become Power-Girl and Power-Man. Clark still possesses a timid personality and is inferior to the leadership of Lois/Power-Girl.
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Indexer Notes

In dream sequence: Clark and Superman are separate individuals, and the doctor & nurse recur.

Do You Know the Legend of Superman? (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Look to the Stars! (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science

["Hey, pop! I hit a home run and broke up the ball game!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Clark Kent's College Days (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman; Untold Tales of Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; high school principal (flashback); Professor Thaddeus V. Maxwell; college students; plane pilot; cheerleaders; bus driver
Synopsis:
Superman recalls his college days, particularly the professor who tried to scientifically prove that Clark Kent was Superboy. Professor Maxwell had Clark take a polygraph and answer if he was Superboy; Clark passed the test when he replied "No" because he now regarded himself as Superman.
Reprints:

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from James V. Barton, Tony Glickman, H.G.W., John D. Pearson, Lora Bentley.

["Oh, Al - Quick - Lend me a fountain pen..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Superman's New Power! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; the "Super-Imp"
Synopsis:
When Superman is exposed to the "strange power" from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself to carry out his super-duties. Eventually the "super-imp" becomes more popular than Superman, who begins to harbor resentment and sends the midget duplicate on a potentially fatal mission involving kryptonite. Destroyed by the kryptonite, the midget seems to sacrifice itself so that Supes can return to normal.
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Keywords:
Eiffel Tower; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Splash panel (not part of story continuity) also features Police Commissioner

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's New Power!
    Superman
  2. 1. Lois Lane's Super-Dream
    Superman
  3. 2. Do You Know the Legend of Superman?
  4. 3. Look to the Stars!
  5. 4. ["Hey, pop! I hit a home run and broke up the ball game!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. Clark Kent's College Days
    Superman; Untold Tales of Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. ["Oh, Al - Quick - Lend me a fountain pen..."]
    Varsity Vic
  9. 8. Superman's New Power!
    Superman
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