(July 1960)

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:
1960-05-12
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 Action Comics #265 and copyright registration.


Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Astounding Man
Reprints:

Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
advocacy; teen
Characters:
Buzzy
Synopsis:
Tom is tearing down the campaign posters of the candidate his father opposes, until Buzzy shows him that his father is much more fair-minded.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously published in DC comics cover-dated January 1953.

The Star Reporter of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein ?; Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Mary Kenyon; Lucy Lane; Bad Man Brent; Dolly Day
Synopsis:
Lois befriends a young girl who wants to be a reporter but soon she's being out-scooped.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Martin O'Hearn's textual analysis indicates this story was written by Robert Bernstein. However Allen Ross has pointed out that an a copy exists signed by Otto Binder at the bottom of the splash page of this story.

National Comics Proudly Presents the Newest TV Sensation... (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Can You Find 7 Fish (Table of Contents: 5)

Play Boxes / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

puzzle page

The Sleeping Doom! (Table of Contents: 6)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman; Lucy Lane; "Slinky" Sam
Synopsis:
Lois Lane must stay awake until Superman returns from space or she will be taken over by an alien being.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Plot gimmick lifted from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Writer credit via Bob Hughes.

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

Shorty / 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:
I'll fill up the tub for a nice hot bath!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Al Plastino (logo illustration)
Inks:
Al Plastino (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Brenda Monroe; Mary Balint; Mary Mingacci; Charles Neuman; Winfred Ellis; Doreen Ferlaino; J. Houlihan, Jr.; Freddie Lewin; Linda Grebyk.

Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man! (Table of Contents: 10)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Astounding Man of Roxnon; Oogamooga; Geena
Synopsis:
An alien superman comes to Earth and asks Lois to marry him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Textual analysis by Martin O'Hearn indicates this story was written by Jerry Siegel.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Buzzy Says: "Free Speech-- Free for All!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Star Reporter of Metropolis!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. National Comics Proudly Presents the Newest TV Sensation...
    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  6. 5. Can You Find 7 Fish
    Play Boxes
  7. 6. The Sleeping Doom!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. ["I'll fill up the tub for a nice hot bath!"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superboy; Action Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  11. 10. Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
    Lois Lane
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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