(January 1961)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1960-11-29
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 copyright registration.


Superman's Rival, Mental Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mental Man
Reprints
Keywords
safes

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Rival, Mental Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lana Lang; Lucy Lane; Aquaman [as Mental Man]; "Ace" Ruggles (villain); Aqualad (flashback); Krypto (flashback)
Synopsis
Lois creates a comic strip about a superhero called Mental Man. When Mental Man suddenly appears he falls in love with Lois, but it's a hoax by Superman and Aquaman to capture "Ace" Ruggles.
Reprints
Keywords
comic strips; Green Kryptonite

Coming Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Watch for the Second Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger [as Editor]
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman; Supergirl

Indexer Notes

includes letters from Walter Noga, Wayne Paske, Danny Phelan, Anne Zeek, Dean Norman, Ronald Lehr, Greg Frownfelter, Elmer Woods

Get a Grip on Your Gripes! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Fred loses his temper all the time until he is confronted by Joe.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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

Knights of the Square Table / 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
When are you leaving for the king's castle, Sir Egbert?
Genre
humor
Characters
Sir Egbert
Reprints

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

Stamp Bazaar; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Second Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Lee]; Marvel Maid [Lea Lindy] (origin); Marvel Man [Ken Clark] (origin); Superman
Synopsis
Supergirl travels to an Earth-like world to use her super-powers publicly to prove to Superman that she is ready to be revealed to the real world. On this world she discovers Marvel Maid, who has powers like Supergirl but is able to act freely, and Marvel Man who has powers like Superman but must hide his abilities.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Marvels; Fortress of Solitude

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #273.

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

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

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Rival, Mental Man!
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Superman's Rival, Mental Man!
    Superman
  4. 3. Coming Super-Attractions!
    Adventure Comics; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. Watch for the Second Superman Annual!
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. Get a Grip on Your Gripes!
  8. 7. ["When are you leaving for the king's castle, Sir Egbert?"]
    Knights of the Square Table
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Stamp Bazaar; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  10. 9. The Second Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
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