(January 1962)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1961-11-30
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 #30 and copyright registration.


The Babe of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
policemen

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Babe of Steel! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Madame Olga; Perry White; Mon-El; Supergirl; Krypto; Superboy (flashback); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Professor Vakox (intro); Jax-Ur; Dr. Xadu (flashback); three unnamed prisoners]
Synopsis
Superman uses red kryptonite to become baby-sized in order to get through a hole in the Phantom Zone that threatens to become larger.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Phantom Zone; Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Note 1: Previous inking credit of Shelly Moldoff changed based on credits from Bob Bailey and others on chat list.
Note 2: Previous issue also contained Superman and Supergirl stories containing Red Kryptonite. (Noted by Bob Bailey)
Note 3: 2nd appearance of Mon-El

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Hello, Sonny! Rushing to your violin lesson?
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Reprints

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Douglas McNevin; Steve Scott; Roger Payne; E. Nelson Bridwell; Connie Deckert; Alfred Stabile; David X. Minnow

Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Tricksy / 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
Now Tricksy will do a great feat.
Genre
humor
Characters
Tricksy

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

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

The Strange Bodies of Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Krypto; Jerro; Lenora Lemaris; Lori Lemaris; Superman; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers
Synopsis
Supergirl deals with the effects of three Red Kryptonite meteors, the last of which turns her into a mermaid. She visits Atlantis, where Jerro proposes to her, but neither of them realizes that Lori's sister Lenora is also in love with Jerro.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Action Comics #283.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Another Giant Batman Collection! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 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. The Babe of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Babe of Steel!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Hello, Sonny! Rushing to your violin lesson?"]
    Casey the Cop
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Now Tricksy will do a great feat."]
    Tricksy
  9. 8. ["TVQFSHJSM XJMM QPTJUJWFMZ..."]
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. The Strange Bodies of Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  12. 11. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Batman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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