([Summer] 1960)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale Date
1960-06-23
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All American Printing Co., Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
An all-star collection of the greatest super-stories ever published!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superbaby; Lois Lane; Superboy; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jor-El; Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Perry White
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Superman's First Exploit (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; Superbaby]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Dr. Reese Kearns
Synopsis
Discredited scientist Dr. Kearns suggests a competition to Perry White to find Superman's first super feat, but he has an ulterior motive.
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The Witch of Metropolis (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois thinks she turns into a witch at night.
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The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 4)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
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Letters
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Editing
Mort Weisinger (original)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, first appearance, origin); Zor-El (introduction); Miss Hart (introduction)
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.
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Indexer Notes

Final caption altered.

Flag of Krypton (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / illustration / 0.33 page (report information)

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Genre
superhero
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Keywords
Krypton flag

Indexer Notes

Notes that the Krypton flag was first introduced in Action Comics #246.

A Visit from Superman's Pal (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen travels into the past and becomes Superboy's pal, to the extent that the Boy of Steel even reveals his secret identity to him!
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The Girl in Superman's Past! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lori Lemaris (introduction, first appearance); Lois Lane
Synopsis
Superman recalls his college romance with Lori Lemaris, a mermaid from sunken Atlantis.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of Lori Lemaris.

Map of Krypton (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El; Lara; Kal-El
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Indexer Notes

Sequentially after page 7 of the previous sequence. Credits from the Superman Annual reprint.

Coming... in the Next Giant Superman Annual (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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Indexer Notes

Announces the theme of the next Superman Annual: All-Menace issue featuring monsters and villains from past stories. Readers are invited to vote for their favorite menace via postcard.

The Execution of Krypto (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto
Synopsis
Superboy frames Krypto for killing Clark Kent.
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The Fattest Girl in Metropolis (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman; Professor Colby; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Professor Colby's growth ray accidentally doubles Lois Lane's weight for one month.
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Indexer Notes

Lois gets candy from "Schaff's Candy", a self-reference by Kurt Schaffenberger.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Action Comics; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

House ad for Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #19, Action Comics #267, and Adventure Comics #275.

The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen [The Cosmic Brain]; Lois Lane; Superman; Perry White; Professor Potter (first appearance)
Synopsis
Professor Potter's Z-ray evolves Jimmy Olsen into the Cosmic Brain, he then forces Superman into performing some seemingly strange acts.
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The Super-Key to Fort Superman (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Joker (image on trophy)
Synopsis
Someone has broken into Superman's Fortress of Solitude, so Superman searches the place for clues.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude (intro); green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Titled "The Key to Fort Superman" in the table of contents.

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
These three strips are samples...
Genre
superhero
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  • from Superman dailies (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) 1953.05.25 - 1953.05.27

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Black and white Superman daily newspaper strips (strips #4503-4505). Promo to ask the reader to contact their local newspaper to add the strip. Credits from the Superman Annual reprint.

Famous First Issues! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster; Leo O'Mealia; Wayne Boring; Curt Swan
Inks
Joe Shuster; Leo O'Mealia; Stan Kaye
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["An all-star collection of the greatest super-stories ever published!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Superman's First Exploit
    Superman
  4. 3. The Witch of Metropolis
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  5. 4. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  6. 5. Flag of Krypton
    Superman
  7. 6. A Visit from Superman's Pal
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Girl in Superman's Past!
    Superman
  9. 8. Map of Krypton
    Superman
  10. 9. Coming... in the Next Giant Superman Annual
  11. 10. The Execution of Krypto
    Superboy
  12. 11. The Fattest Girl in Metropolis
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  13. 12. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Action Comics; Adventure Comics
  14. 13. The Super-Brain of Jimmy Olsen
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  15. 14. The Super-Key to Fort Superman
    Superman
  16. 15. ["These three strips are samples..."]
    Superman
  17. 16. Famous First Issues!
    Superman; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
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