(February 1959)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1958-12-30
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 Kryptonite Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor
Reprints
Keywords
Green Kryptonite

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Synopsis
A group of kids discover the library.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appears in DC comics cover-dated January 1966.

The Kryptonite Man! (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 [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Luthor takes a liquid kryptonite serum which makes it impossible for Superman to get near him. Superman makes a lead suit to protect himself, but Luthor has discovered a way to turn lead into glass. Eventually, Superman tricks Luthor into thinking he has become immune to Luthor's kryptonite radiations and Luthor takes an antidote, leaving himself open to capture.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Brr - it's cold here.
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey
Reprints

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

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

Just One Second! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Professor Eureka / 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
We will now hold the séance!
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1958
No circulation information given.
Publisher: National Comics Inc.
575 Lexington Ave, New York 22, N.Y.
Editor F. W. Ellsworth
Owners: National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld; S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz and A.S. Herzog as trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, I. Rappaport and J.I. Golinko as trustees for L. Liebowitz and J.H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., Estate of R. Liebowitz, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission! (Table of Contents: 9)

Congorilla / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Congo Bill; Congorilla
Synopsis
As Congorilla goes on a dangerous mission to rescue some plane crash survivors, the body of Congo Bill is locked in a shack which is about to be blown up.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How do you do, Miss. I'm working my way through school selling vacuum cleaners.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

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

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 Ginny Uhle; Sherman Updegraff; Theodore Ray; Philip Taylor; Oscar Schwartz; Pat Christensen; PFC Thomas J. Huber.

Illustration from the splash of "The Super-Key to Fort Superman" from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #241.

The Gambling Asteroid (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Square Deele; Private Hale
Synopsis
Tommy Tomorrow seems to have become a compulsive gambler, but it's a ruse to uncover a crooked casino owner on the Gambling Asteroid.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You say this is your first time up in a plane, Pete?
Genre
humor
Characters
Private Pete
Reprints

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

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

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

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Kryptonite Man!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. The Kryptonite Man!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Brr - it's cold here."]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. ["EPO'U NBLF UPP NBOZ..."]
    Supermen of America
  7. 6. Just One Second!
    The Flash
  8. 7. ["We will now hold the séance!"]
    Professor Eureka
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. The Man-Ape's Mountain Mission!
    Congorilla
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  12. 11. ["How do you do, Miss. I'm working my way through school selling vacuum cleaners."]
    Varsity Vic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  14. 13. The Gambling Asteroid
    Tommy Tomorrow
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  16. 15. ["You say this is your first time up in a plane, Pete?"]
    Private Pete
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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