(August 1960)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1960-06-30
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 US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Superman Annual #1 and copyright registration.


Hercules in the 20th Century! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (poster); Hercules [Roger Tate]
Reprints

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

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hercules in the 20th Century! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Hercules [Roger Tate]; Lex Luthor; Lex Luthor's Gang; Frank Hall; Animal Keeper; Eternal Oracle; Gods of Olympus [Jupiter; Mercury; Vulcan; Venus; Achilles]
Synopsis
Lex Luthor builds a time-machine to bring Hercules to the present to use him to stop Superman. Hercules gets wise to Luthor's plan and helps Superman stop Luthor, and then decides to stay in the present and falls in love with Lois Lane.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story continues next issue.

Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Merle Boyle, David Judd, John Poppen, Robert Colgan, Jr., John Moon, Bill Mason, John Pinette, Charles Johnson, Dawn Zamudio, Janice Gilbreath.

The Three Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 7)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]]
Synopsis
The Legion comes to the 20th century to meet Supergirl and invites her to come to the 30th Century to apply to join the Legion.
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

Third appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes; first appearance of Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, and Invisible Kid.

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

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's tough being on a diet.
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Midwest Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hercules in the 20th Century!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. Hercules in the 20th Century!
    Superman
  4. 3. Presenting the Greatest Superman Stories Ever Told!
    Giant Superman Annual
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Three Super-Heroes!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. ["It's tough being on a diet."]
    Ollie
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Midwest Card Company
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