(January 1961)

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:
1960-11-15
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 Superman Annual #2 and copyright registration. Given the incorrect on-sale date of December 15 in Superman #142.


Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision! (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; Lana Lang; Clark Kent [Superman]
Reprints:

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

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

The Day When Superman Proposed! (Table of Contents: 2)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman; Cleopatra; Helen of Troy; Marie Antoinette; Van-Zee (cameo); Sylvia (cameo); Perry White (cameo); Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lana Lang; Lois Lane Robot
Synopsis:
After accidental exposure to Red Kryptonite Superman proposes to Lois Lane.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor (cameo); red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Jerry Siegel credit from letter published in one of the Adventure Comics Digests. We previously credited Otto Binder.

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

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

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

Cora the Car Hop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Why so sad, Al?
Genre:
teen
Characters:
Cora; Al

Watch for the Second Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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.

Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision! (Table of Contents: 7)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Wendell; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lana Lang
Synopsis:
An accident causes Lois' glasses to become X-Ray glasses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Robert Wong; Anne Zeek; Lee Clark; Linda Leigh; Kenny Blythe; Ben Adler; Paul Aiesi; Albert Smith; Larry Bates; David Black.

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

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:
That was Ronnie.
Genre:
teen
Characters:
Peg; Ronnie; Peg's mom
Reprints:

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

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

Sweetheart of Robin Hood! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Robin Hood; Maid Marian; Sheriff of Nottingham; Wizard of Sherwood Forest
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark are in England covering the opening of the Robin Hood Museum when Lois scratches herself on a poisoned arrow, causing her to faint and dream of living in Robin Hood's time, where she uncovers his secret identity and is jealous of his relationship with Maid Marian (who resembles Lana Lang).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Bob Hughes

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Day When Superman Proposed!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. ["Why so sad, Al?"]
    Cora the Car Hop
  6. 5. Watch for the Second Superman Annual!
    Superman
  7. 6. Get a Grip on Your Gripes!
  8. 7. Lois Lane's X-Ray Vision!
    Lois Lane
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  10. 9. ["That was Ronnie."]
    Peg
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stamp Bazaar; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  12. 11. Sweetheart of Robin Hood!
    Lois Lane
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
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