(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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  • Mike Nielsen
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