(April 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
1961-02-09
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 Action Comics #274 and copyright registration.


The Perfect Husband! (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; Bart Lankwater; Roger Warner (Clark Kent double)
Reprints

Test Your Talent (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super-Surprise! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman; Ed Connor; "Rackets" Garson; Van-Zee; Sylvia
Synopsis
Superman is baffled when Lois displays super powers, all is revealed when "Lois" is shown to be Sylvia of Kandor.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Cora the Car Hop / 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
Here you are, sir.
Genre
teen
Characters
Cora; Al

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

A Salute to Our American Indians! (Table of Contents: 5)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Children learn about the inventions and accomplishments of Native Americans.
Keywords
Native Americans

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

The Perfect Husband! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Bart Lankwater; Roger Warner [Clark Kent double]
Synopsis
On the television show "People Are Whacky," a computer selects sportsman Roger Warner, a Clark Kent lookalike, to be Lois' ideal husband.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Character Bart Lankwater, host of the TV game show People Are Whacky, is a take-off on U.S. celebrity Art Linkletter, who hosted People Are Funny on radio and television.

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

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 Tommy Talley; Danny Rining; Ernest E. Reynolds; Joseph A. Kadels; John Rakowski; Charlotte Agusto; Phyllis Mayer.

The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C.! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Lois Lane... Traitor! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman; Perry White; Bizarro-Lois
Synopsis
When the King of Pahla is nearly assassinated, all the evidence points to Lois as the murderer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer identification by Martin O'Hearn

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

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

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

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

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

Jowett Institute of Body Building / 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 Perfect Husband!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Test Your Talent
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. The Super-Surprise!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. ["Here you are, sir."]
    Cora the Car Hop
  5. 4. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy
  6. 5. A Salute to Our American Indians!
  7. 6. The Perfect Husband!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  9. 8. The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C.!
    Showcase; Aquaman and Aqualad
  10. 9. Lois Lane... Traitor!
    Lois Lane
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Body Building
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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