(March 1960)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-01-28
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Adventure Comics #270 and copyright registration.

Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Supergirl has red skirt on cover, blue inside.

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

Jowett Institute of Body Building / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When Superman Lost His Powers! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
While in the Mexican jungle reporting on an Aztec tomb, the Planet staff is magically whisked to a red sun planet where Clark has no powers. Superman has to fake super feats to reassure the Planet staff that everything is under control.
Reprints
Keywords
Aztec; dragons; red sun

Indexer Notes

First "red sun" story.

Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Guess the famous book and author from a brief description of the plot.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly; previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated January 1957

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

Peg / 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
Jeepers, it's expensive...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peg; Ronny
Reprints

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
I haven't been out of the house all day.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher: National Comics Publications, Inc.
575 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor: Mort Weisinger
Owners: H. Donenfeld, J. Liebowitz, P. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld, S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, L. Liebowitz, J. H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Wayne Boring (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Steven Paskal; Jay Cantale; Jeannine Russo; Tom Kent; Bill Hall; Gordon Gates; Ruth Pell; Barbara Jean Petraitis; Robert Fried; Dennis Fowler

Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (origin recap); Superman [Clark Kent]; Miss Hart; Zor-El (flashback); Alura (unnamed, flashback)
Synopsis
Supergirl tries to build up an immunity to Kryptonite by gradually exposing herself to larger and larger doses.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Green Kryptonite; Krypton; Metal-eater beast

Indexer Notes

First explanation of Yellow Sun theory of the source of Superman and Supergirl's powers. Re-telling of the origin of Supergirl.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
There's that new doll in my class.
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug; Beth
Reprints

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Honor House Products Corp. / 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) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
    Supergirl; Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  3. 2. When Superman Lost His Powers!
    Superman
  4. 3. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz
    Buzzy
  5. 4. ["Jeepers, it's expensive..."]
    Peg
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  7. 6. ["I haven't been out of the house all day."]
    Shorty
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. ["There's that new doll in my class."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics; Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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