(December 1958)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-10-30
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.


The Return of Superman's Lost Parents! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent]; Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent]
Reprints

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

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

Superman's Lost Parents! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Cedric Carson [as Jonathan Kent] (villain); Millicent Carson [as Martha Kent] (villain); Lois Lane; Superman robots; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Superboy (statue, image); Lana Lang (image); Professor Lang (image)
Synopsis
Ma and Pa Kent seemingly arrive in the present in a time bubble, and Superman is so happy to see them that he shows them all the secrets of his adult life. But Ma and Pa turn out to be con artists who blackmail Superman with the knowledge of his double identity secret.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Sharing -- the United Nations Way! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
The International Labor Organization of the United Nations teaches various trades to the people of a Mexican village, who pass on their new knowledge to others.

Indexer Notes

Subtitled "A true story from the files of the International Labor Organization."
Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

Operation Blackhawks! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Tommy Tomorrow, Space Convict X-146-93 (Table of Contents: 6)

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; The Brain (villain); Planeteers; Invisible Convict (cameo); Human Goldfish (cameo): Tom Thumb Gang (cameo)
Synopsis
Tommy Tomorrow is arrested as an impostor and thrown into an interplanetary prison.

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

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

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Wayne Boring (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Gerald Cohen; Donald Zolotorofe; Mary Figlarz; Sylvan Wells; Daniel Gross; Thomas Hudson

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

Shorty / 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
This is a swell job!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

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

The Riddle of the Super-Zoo! (Table of Contents: 11)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu; Jungle Joe (villain)
Synopsis
Congo Bill and Janu work to turn the tables on Jungle Joe, a swindler who sells animals that can supposedly perform fantastic feats.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Strip continues as Congorilla in the next issue.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / 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) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Superman's Lost Parents!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Superman's Lost Parents!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Sharing -- the United Nations Way!
  6. 5. Operation Blackhawks!
    Blackhawk
  7. 6. Tommy Tomorrow, Space Convict X-146-93
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. ["This is a swell job!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. ["XLI XLMRKW LSY..."]
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. The Riddle of the Super-Zoo!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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