(May 1959)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1959-03-31
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 ad in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #9 and copyright registration.

Secondary sequences added by Ed Boner.


The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman; Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints:
Keywords:
spacecraft

Indexer Notes

DC Silver Age Classics Action Comics #252 and Showcase Presents: Supergirl (DC, 2007 series) #1 credit this cover to Curt Swan and Stan Kaye.

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

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

The Menace of Metallo! (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; Lois Lane; Metallo [John Corben] (intro, villain); Professor Vale; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.
Reprints:

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Goodbye, Mrs. Ellis...
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Congo Bill Dies at Dawn! (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Janu the Jungle Boy
Synopsis:
While leading an expedition through the desert, Congo Bill stops at an apparently deserted oasis. But the water has been drugged, and the expedition passes out. When they awaken they find they are prisoners inside a nearby outpost that has been taken over by renegades. Bill, who is imprisoned separately from the others, rubs his magic ring and soon Congorilla is attacking the fort and freeing the expedition.
Reprints:

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

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

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis:
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
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) /

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 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) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Superman; Supergirl
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Menace of Metallo!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros Circus at Palisades Amusement Park]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  6. 5. ["Goodbye, Mrs. Ellis..."]
    Little Pete
  7. 6. Coming Super-Attractions
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  8. 7. Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!
    Congorilla
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  11. 10. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
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