(Summer 1961)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale date
1961-06-22
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 U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; #10 Mando
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Strange Lives of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Super-Prisoner of Amazon Island (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Super Sorority [Dr. Edna Blaine; Julia Johns; Sonya Sophia; Betty Dunn]; Superman; Amazons; Queen Elsha (villain)
Synopsis
The Super Sorority are marooned on an uncharted island inhabited by a race of Amazons, Superman arrives but realises that there is an antidote for Kryptonite somewhere nearby. He goes along with Queen Elsha's schemes until he can find the source of his Kryptonite immunity.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Missing a thought balloon in the last panel of page 9.

Superman's New Face (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Norton
Synopsis
Superman's face is scarred during a mission, he must cover up using initially, bandages and then an iron mask until he can remedy the situation.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

The Ugly Superman! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Hairy Sam; Injun Ike; Sinbad the Sailor; The Gladiator; The Dutch Devil; The Ugly Superman [later the Gorgeous Superman]
Synopsis
Lois Lane shows kindness to the wrestler known as the Ugly Superman but he then becomes besotted with her, after giving Clark Kent a sound beating he undergoes plastic surgery and becomes the Gorgeous Superman.
Reprints

Famous Old Superman Stories (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
? [as Editor]
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

The Lady and the Lion (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Circe (villain); Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Circe gives Superman a potion that causes him to have the head of a lion until he discovers the antidote.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite; Kandor

The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Superboy (statue); Superman (statue); Batman (statue); Robin [Dick Grayson] (statue); Supergirl (statue); Lois Lane (statue); Jimmy Olsen (statue); Perry White (statue)
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Indexer Notes

On the two pages between page 6 and page 7 of the previous story sequence.

The Superman of the Future! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Professor Wright; Lois Lane; Dirk Folgar
Synopsis
Superman poses as the Future Superman, who has the power to predict the future, to smoke out Agent X-3 and prevent an attempt on the life of the President.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; green kryptonite

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

Action Comics; Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Oldest Man in Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Prof. Vance; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Superman robot; The Clock (villain)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent drinks Prof. Vance's life-extending vitamin serum, which contains particles of Kryptonite, it ages him to about 70 years old. Since his robots won't respond to his aged voice, Superman must fulfill his duties as the Old Man of the Sea, Santa Claus, and Father Time so that no one realizes that Clark Kent is Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Titled "The Oldest Man of Metropolis" in the table of contents.

Secret of the Fortress of Solitude (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

The Two Faces of Superman! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Chet Hartley
Synopsis
When Superman sees Lois get out of a date by making herself look ridiculous, he changes his appearance to teach her a lesson.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman makes himself look like Alfred E. Neuman.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Giant Batman Annual; Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Best wishes from your friend Superman
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
A Superman pin up.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Strange Lives of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Super-Prisoner of Amazon Island
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman's New Face
    Superman
  5. 4. The Ugly Superman!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  6. 5. Famous Old Superman Stories
  7. 6. The Lady and the Lion
    Superman
  8. 7. The Secrets of the Fortress of Solitude
    Superman
  9. 8. The Superman of the Future!
    Superman
  10. 9. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  11. 10. The Oldest Man in Metropolis!
    Superman
  12. 11. Secret of the Fortress of Solitude
  13. 12. The Two Faces of Superman!
    Superman
  14. 13. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Secret Origins
  16. 15. ["Best wishes from your friend Superman"]
    Superman
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