(January 1959)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-11-26
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 Man No Prison Could Hold! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Von Kamp; Congorilla [Congo Bill] (inset)
Reprints
Keywords
cages; gorilla

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

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

The Man No Prison Could Hold! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Von Kamp (villain)
Synopsis
Superman becomes a prisoner of an island work camp in order to discover what weapon a Nazi scientist is creating.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis; signal watch

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We want you to go up and crash...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tricksy

Formula for Success! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Jimmy is a talented musician, and his science teacher convinces his dad that he would he happier pursuing music rather than science.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Amazing Congorilla! (Table of Contents: 6)

Congorilla / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Congorilla (gorilla, origin); Congo Bill [William Glenmorgan]; Gloria (actress); Janu the Jungle Boy; Chief Kawolo (death); Mr. Reiger (villain, movie director); Reiger's assistant (villain)
Synopsis
Congo Bill saves the life of tribal Chief Kawolo, who gives him a magic ring that can cause his mind to be exchanged with that of a golden gorilla. Later, a movie crew tries to capture the now-intelligent Congorilla.
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla

Indexer Notes

Continuation of the Congo Bill feature.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Here, Spike!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

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

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

Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Ken Lizotte; Karen A. Weiss; Gary Koehler; Joel Netzky; Jean Cassens; Sam Tokuyama; Peter MacDonald

The Graveyard of Space (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Brent Wood; Lor-Li
Synopsis
Brent falls in love with a beautiful girl who helps to guide the Planeteers' ship out of a deadly spiral nebula, but she turns out to be a giantess.

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

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

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

Giant Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man No Prison Could Hold!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Man No Prison Could Hold!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["We want you to go up and crash..."]
    Tricksy, World's Greatest Stunt Man
  6. 5. Formula for Success!
  7. 6. The Amazing Congorilla!
    Congorilla
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. ["Here, Spike!"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. ["GJNSZ F LTTI HNYNEJS..."]
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Bunker Hill Sporting Goods Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  13. 12. The Graveyard of Space
    Tommy Tomorrow
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Giant Dinosaurs
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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