(December 1961)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-10-31
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 copyright registration. Bob Bailey also reports a copy with arrival date of October 31, 1961.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd love to meet the prankster who tipped me off that I'd find a big story on this island!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite; rowboats; statues

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Red Kryptonite Menace! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Jan Dex (Durlan); Zo-Gar (Durlan); Sherlock Holmes; Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Khrushchev (Disguised Durlan); John F. Kennedy (Disguised Durlan)
Synopsis
Two shape-changing Durlans arrive on earth from the 30th century. They collect red and green kryptonite in an attempt to kill Superman. Three different Red Kryptonite meteors give Superman the ability to make his wishes come true, shoot fire from his mouth when he talks and read minds.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Bob Bailey.

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
H'lo Buzzer. Now that you go to school, how do you like it?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ned Snively, Gene Miller, Ricky Hunt, Edward Galvin, James Gagne, Edna Patterson, Leo Marcey.

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

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a neat program!
Genre
humor

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

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

The Six Red "K" Perils of Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Fred Danvers; Mrs. Danvers; Superman [Clark Kent]; Dick Malverne; Rolf Von Holtz; Conway Tremaine
Reprints
Keywords
red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #284.

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

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

People Are People! (Table of Contents: 11)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'd love to meet the prankster who tipped me off that I'd find a big story on this island!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Red Kryptonite Menace!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["H'lo Buzzer. Now that you go to school, how do you like it?"]
    Little Pete
  5. 4. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superboy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. ["What a neat program!"]
    Peg
  9. 8. ["I'm a Fudge Judge!"]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. The Six Red "K" Perils of Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. ["Kids flip their lids for Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar"]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  12. 11. People Are People!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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