(February 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
1960-12-22
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 copyright registration.


The Wife of Superman! (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 Kent; Superman; Larry Kent; Carole Kent
Reprints

You Asked for It! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Showcase; Aquaman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The 10 Feats of Elastic Lass! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane [Elastic Lass]; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; the Wrecker; Lana Lang; Supergirl [also appears as Linda Lee]
Synopsis
Lois borrows Jimmy Olsen's serum and becomes Elastic Lass so she can catch the Wrecker, who has been blowing up statues around Metropolis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.
One panel of this story is reprinted in The Superman Family (DC, 1974 series) #169.

Our American Heritage (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Characters
William Penn; Tom Paine; Emma Lazarus; John Peter Zenger; Harriet Tubman
Synopsis
historical quiz

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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)

Janie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry I can't go out tonight, Sandy!
Genre
teen
Characters
Janie; Sandy; Fulton J. Haspen
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1960
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months: 458,000
Owner: National Comics Publications, Inc., H. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, G. Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, F. Iger, I. Donenfeld; S. Iger, A. Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz and A.S. Herzog as trustees for I. Donenfeld and S. Donenfeld, I. Rappaport and A.S. Herzog as trustees for L. Liebowitz and J.H. Liebowitz, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

The Curse of Lena Thorul! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lena Thorul (introduction, Luthor's sister); Perry White; Lucy Lane
Synopsis
Strange events lead Lois to believe that librarian Lena Thorul is the reincarnation of a witch put to death in the seventeenth century. However, Superman learns that Lex Luthor is trying to scare Lois off because he fears that she may discover that Lena is Luthor's sister, and he doesn't want anyone to know -- not even Lena.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Vic came in third.
Genre
teen
Characters
Varsity Vic

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Superman; Adventure Comics; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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 Anthony Guarino; Vicky Lang; Frank Santora; Barney Ketchum; Matilda Grey.

The Wife of Superman! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane Kent; Superman; Larry Kent; Carole Kent; Lana Lang; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois is jealous because Lana has taken her old job and also flirts constantly with Superman (because no one knows Superman and Lois are married).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Imaginary Story, third of a series"
writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wife of Superman!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. You Asked for It!
    Showcase; Aquaman
  3. 2. The 10 Feats of Elastic Lass!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. Our American Heritage
  5. 4. Watch for the Second Superman Annual!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Sorry I can't go out tonight, Sandy!"]
    Janie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Curse of Lena Thorul!
    Lois Lane
  9. 8. ["Vic came in third."]
    Varsity Vic
  10. 9. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Adventure Comics; Action Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  12. 11. The Wife of Superman!
    Lois Lane
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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