(November 1961)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-09-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #29 and copyright registration.


Superman's Toughest Day! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
acids; Superman robots

Still 10¢ (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Superman's Toughest Day! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; a Superman Robot; Clark Kent Robot; Ed Somers (Foreman)
Synopsis
A day in Superman's life. His Clark Kent robot has to avoid showing the damage to his hands while on a date with Lois.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young man, would you help me out?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Centre Coin Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sagebrush Sam / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick! Open up the gates!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Homer / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll wear these pants today!
Genre
humor

There's More Than Meets the Eye... (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Supergirl of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 13)

Supergirl / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Superman; Lesla-Lar (villain); Gismak-Ral; Dick Malverne [was Dick Wilson]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Lex Luthor; Fred Danvers; Mrs. Danvers; Angark; Jerro (flashback); Brainiac 5 (flashback)
Synopsis
Using a time machine, a powerless Supergirl travels to the future, where her powers return and she frees humanity from the tyrannical reign of the Clan of Censors. When she returns to the present she finds her powers have returned, and she is no longer harmed by kryptonite. Lesla-Lar's plot to replace Supergirl has been discovered in Kandor.
Reprints
Keywords
Green Kryptonite

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Wanted: Safe Bus Riders! (Table of Contents: 15)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

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

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, it's good to sit down!
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Showcase; The Atom / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Toughest Day!
    Superman
  2. 1. Still 10¢
  3. 2. Superman's Toughest Day!
    Superman
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Young man, would you help me out?"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Adventure Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Centre Coin Company
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. ["Quick! Open up the gates!"]
    Sagebrush Sam
  11. 10. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. ["I'll wear these pants today!"]
    Homer
  13. 12. There's More Than Meets the Eye...
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  14. 13. The Supergirl of Tomorrow!
    Supergirl
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  16. 15. Wanted: Safe Bus Riders!
  17. 16. ["Boy, it's good to sit down!"]
    Little Pete
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; The Atom
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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