(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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