(April 1959)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1959-02-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger
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 Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
helicopters

Draw Lincoln (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Prof. Vance; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robot; The Clock (villain)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old. Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
advocating tolerance for those different from yourself

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Later appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1966.

Introducing the Girl of Steel! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Action Comics; Supergirl / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Congorilla, Outlaw! (Table of Contents: 6)

Congorilla / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; jungle
Characters
Congorilla; Congo Bill; Corliss Hyde (villain)
Synopsis
Murderer Corliss Hyde hijacks a passenger plane, which crashes into the jungle. Congo Bill, as Congorilla, saves the crew, but not before Hyde realizes that there's an intelligent mind directing the gorilla. Using gas grenades, he puts Congorilla to sleep, and fits him with an explosive collar, forcing him to commit crimes.

[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
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Carol Oberman; Lillian Stevens; Scott Patterson; Andrew Feinberg; Ben Kalb; Victor Wheatman; Mike Hutcheson; Jeff Gerard.

Includes an announcement that Tommy Tomorrow will be relocating to World's Finest Comics and that Supergirl will be joining the Action lineup. Also, an interesting question from a reader wondering whatever became of the character Captain Marvel.

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

Peg / 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
-And I'm going with Alan tonight...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peg; Alan
Reprints

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

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

The Giant Amoeba of Space! (Table of Contents: 11)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Brent Wood
Synopsis
Tommy and the Planeteers battle a giant space amoeba.

Indexer Notes

Tommy next appears in World's Finest #102 (June 1959), replacing Tomahawk.

[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) /

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

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

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

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Oldest Man in Metropolis!
    Superman
  2. 1. Draw Lincoln
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Oldest Man in Metropolis!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  6. 5. Introducing the Girl of Steel!
    Action Comics; Supergirl
  7. 6. Congorilla, Outlaw!
    Congorilla
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. ["-And I'm going with Alan tonight..."]
    Peg
  11. 10. ["WZ CJIZNO RDOC TJPMNZGA..."]
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. The Giant Amoeba of Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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