(July 1959)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1959-05-28
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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Colossal Super-Dog! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto; Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Reprints

Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Colossal Superdog! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Superboy robots
Synopsis
A glowing purple meteor turns Krypto into a colossal superdog.
Reprints
Keywords
kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Proto-Red Kryptonite story.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Bebe / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Bebe! I got this ring. May I give it to you?
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Glad to See You! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Sgt. Bilko / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Undersea Hospital! (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Topo
Synopsis
Aquaman opens an undersea hospital to help his undersea friends.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/ .

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

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

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

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Contains the pre-yellow sun theory of Superboy/man's x-ray and other vision powers: caused by differences in Earth's atmosphere from Krypton's.

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vic, I'm going to lie here and get a good sunburn...
Genre
humor; teen

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

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

The World's Worst Archer! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper] (new origin); Chief Brave Bow; Ranger Harper (Roy's Father, flashback); Arrow-Car
Synopsis
Chief Brave Bow helps Roy Harper become Green Arrow's new partner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Silver Age origin of Speedy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / 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
Say, you can't smoke here!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming Super-Attractions (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[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 of Body Building / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Colossal Super-Dog!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Colossal Superdog!
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Oh, Bebe! I got this ring. May I give it to you?"]
    Bebe
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  7. 6. Glad to See You!
    Sgt. Bilko
  8. 7. The Undersea Hospital!
    Aquaman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  11. 10. ["Vic, I'm going to lie here and get a good sunburn..."]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. ["In Action Comics..."]
    Action Comics
  13. 12. The World's Worst Archer!
    The Green Arrow
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. ["Say, you can't smoke here!"]
    Shorty
  16. 15. Coming Super-Attractions
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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