(April 1959)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale Date
1959-02-12
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

First issue officially credited to Mort Weisinger as editor.

The Ugly Superman! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; The Ugly Superman
Reprints
Keywords
wrestling

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

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

The Superwoman of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane [also appears as Superwoman]; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman transfers some of his powers to Lois Lane in order to teach her a lesson.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn; confirmed by Alvin Schwartz.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient) (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
Advocating tolerance for others different than yourself.

Indexer Notes

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

The Ugly Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Ugly Superman (introduction)
Synopsis
A wrestler billed as the Ugly Superman falls for Lois. But when he won't stop forcing his attention on Lois, Superman teaches him who the better man is.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

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

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

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

Letters to Lois / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Marcia Campoy; Elsie Mason; Betsy Yavers; Gladys Simpson; Buddy Decker; Eddie J. Rising; Edward Gaines; Wayne Griffith.
Promotes the appearance of Pat Boone in the next issue and the debut of Lucy Lane in an upcoming issue of Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen.

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

Peg / 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
There's Myra. She's always spinning her hoop!
Genre
humor
Characters
Peg; Myra

Queen for a Day! (Table of Contents: 10)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are shipwrecked on an island full of Amazons.
Reprints

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

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

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

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 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) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ugly Superman!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Draw Lincoln
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Superwoman of Metropolis!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Why does the Viking Prince risk his life..."]
    The Brave and the Bold; The Viking Prince
  6. 5. What's Your B. Q.*? (*Brotherhood Quotient)
  7. 6. The Ugly Superman!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  10. 9. ["There's Myra. She's always spinning her hoop!"]
    Peg
  11. 10. Queen for a Day!
    Lois Lane
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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