(May 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
1959-03-24
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 Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Superman #129 and copyright registration.


Superman's Mystery Song! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman; Pat Boone
Reprints

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

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

The Most Hated Girl in Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 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; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Ralph Edwards; Tom Caswell (Clark Kent double)
Synopsis
When a story that Lois had written and subsequently discarded is found by the Daily Planet copy boy and published, everyone believes Lois has deliberately revealed Superman's secret identity. After all of her friends turn on her and she's fired from her job, Lois turns to her sister Lucy, who suggests Lois move west and try a career in film. Once on a set, Ralph Edwards of "This Is Your Life" reveals it was part of a plan to do a show on her as "Girl Reporter of the Year."
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Cora the Car Hop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here is your food, sir.
Genre
humor
Characters
Cora

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

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

Lois Lane's Stone-Age Suitor! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Clark Kent (does not appear in costume as Superman); Blog
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are marooned on an island full of cavemen.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

[Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Luella Ann Costello; John Jones; Samuel Kaminsky; Ross Yamasaki; Patricia Newland; Bob Kenefic; Arthur Salstein; "Blissful Betty"
Editorial responses promote upcoming issues of Superman, Jimmy Olsen, and Lois Lane. Also, someone suggests a story where Lois goes back in time to meet Lana Lang in Smallville.

Superman's Mystery Song! (Table of Contents: 11)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
John Forte ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Pat Boone; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Saving Pat Boone from his fans after a concert, Superman delivers him safe and sound to the Daily Planet, where Lois and Clark practice a song for a variety show. Pat decides he wants to do a song about Superman, with Lois singing with him, lyrics written by Clark. But every time Pat and Lois try to sing the song, some freak occurrence prevents them from being heard.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.
Recording artist and movie star Pat Boone starred in five issues of his own DC Comics title in 1959-1960.

[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) /

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

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Mystery Song!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  3. 2. The Most Hated Girl in Metropolis!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Here is your food, sir."]
    Cora the Car Hop
  6. 5. Coming Super-Attractions
  7. 6. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  8. 7. Lois Lane's Stone-Age Suitor!
    Lois Lane
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [Clyde Beatty & Cole Bros. Circus at Palisades Amusement Park]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  12. 11. Superman's Mystery Song!
    Lois Lane
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
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