(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 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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Kryptonite Dragnet! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]
Keywords
green kryptonite

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

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

The Dragnet for Superboy (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Chief James Wilton; "Flash" Ward (villain); Jonathan Kent
Synopsis
An imposter takes over the role of police chief of Smallville and frames Superboy for a series of crimes. After a warrant is issued for his arrest, Superboy has no choice but to turn himself in.
Keywords
green kryptonite

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Formula for Success! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jerry The Jitterbug / 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
What a doll!
Genre
humor; teen
Reprints

The Ordeal of Aquaman (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Topo
Synopsis
Criminals trap Aquaman and abandon him in the desert to die.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ .

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that, Sue - You'd like me to take a model downtown from your house?
Genre
humor; teen

The Green Arrow's First Case (Table of Contents: 11)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Herron; Jack Kirby ? (plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby; Roz Kirby (backgrounds)
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Arrow-Plane; Carter (Seaman)
Synopsis
Oliver Queen is marooned on Starfish Island, where he hones his skills as an archer and develops trick arrows. When an expedition sets out to explore the island years later, he fools them with his fake-uranium arrow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of Green Arrow.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Radio Institute / 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 Kryptonite Dragnet!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  3. 2. The Dragnet for Superboy
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Formula for Success!
  6. 5. ["Can an invulnerable gorilla..."]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["What a doll!"]
    Jerry The Jitterbug
  8. 7. The Ordeal of Aquaman
    Aquaman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  11. 10. ["What's that, Sue - You'd like me to take a model downtown from your house?"]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. The Green Arrow's First Case
    The Green Arrow
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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