(April 1961)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-02-28
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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Phantom Superboy! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Superboy
Reprints

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

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

The Phantom Superboy (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Krypto; Lana Lang; Clark Kent robot; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Phantom Zone (intro); General Zod (intro, in flashback); Dr. Xadu (intro, in flashback)
Synopsis
After Professor Lang finds a box of Kryptonian weapons, Superboy is accidentally projected into the Phantom Zone, the place where Kryptonian criminals were exiled. But using mental telepathy he activates an electric typewriter and tells Pa Kent how to free him.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

Based in part on the second Superman movie serial from 1950.

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

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

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

Shorty / 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
This spot looks fine!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Shorty has good luck "prospecting" and finds a site for a hot dog stand.
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page states that "Smallville is a suburb in an Eastern state of the United States." (Not Kansas.)

Here It Is (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Salute to Our American Indians! (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

The Lion with the Double Identity! (Table of Contents: 9)

Congorilla and Janu / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Janu; The Golden Lion (intro); Tim Tully (intro)
Synopsis
Congorilla-like lion

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

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going over to the schoolyard!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Parents hide birthday present in Pete's messy closet.

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

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

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

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

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Phantom Superboy!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Phantom Superboy
    Superboy
  4. 3. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Action Comics; Superboy
  5. 4. ["This spot looks fine!"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  8. 7. Here It Is
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. A Salute to Our American Indians!
  10. 9. The Lion with the Double Identity!
    Congorilla and Janu
  11. 10. ["I'm going over to the schoolyard!"]
    Little Pete
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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