(November 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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 (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

I Was a Teen-Age Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Jimmy Saunders; Ronnie James; Fred Gordon

I Was a Teen-Age Superboy (Table of Contents: 1)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Krypto; Jimmy Saunders; Ronnie James; Fred Gordon; Prof Lang; Lana Lang; Ma Kent
Synopsis:
Under a Kryptonite "spell" from Krypto, Superboy mysteriously gives different super powers to various boys in Smallville, with mixed results. Lana Lang tricks him into giving her super-speed but keeps setting herself afire!

Indexer Notes

1) The title is probably inspired by the 1957 movies "I Was a Teenage Frankenstein" and "I Was a Teenage Werewolf". 2) Bottom of last page has Tootsie Roll ad.

["And stay there until I tell you to come out!"] (Table of Contents: 2)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Showcase #17 - Adventures of Other Worlds (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Menace of the Electric Man! (Table of Contents: 4)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Electric Man
Synopsis:
An escaped convict finds himself immune to electric shock. During storms at sea, the "Electric Man" gathers lightning bolts to rob ships. Aquaman is helpless to stop him until he remembers a particular cargo...

Indexer Notes

1) Bottom of last page has a Tootsie Pop ad. 2) Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/. 3) Electric Man is similar to Spider-Man's later foe Electro.

Look to the Stars! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

["I can't get a raise in pay from the boss."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Tricksy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Replies read like Murray Boltinoff.

The Green Arrow's Last Stand (Table of Contents: 8)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Wood
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Hagen; Arrowcar; Arrowplane; Brave Turtle (Medicine Man)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy land in a remote valley that is still occupied by Sioux Indian warriors. The conniving chief and medicine man manufacture a fake "legend" to retain power, but GA's trick arrows win the day and liberate the tribe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bottom of last page has Tootsie Roll contest ad.

["He's duded up to go the the haymaker's jig!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Western Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bottom of page has Palisades Park ad.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. I Was a Teen-Age Superboy!
    Superboy
  2. 1. I Was a Teen-Age Superboy
    Superboy
  3. 2. ["And stay there until I tell you to come out!"]
    Private Pete
  4. 3. Showcase #17 - Adventures of Other Worlds
  5. 4. The Menace of the Electric Man!
    Aquaman
  6. 5. Look to the Stars!
  7. 6. ["I can't get a raise in pay from the boss."]
    Tricksy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  9. 8. The Green Arrow's Last Stand
    Green Arrow
  10. 9. ["He's duded up to go the the haymaker's jig!"]
    Western Facts
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