(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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #58 and from copyright registration. Bob Bailey also reported a copy with an arrival date of November 30, 1961. Incorrect on-sale date of November 13 in ad in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #30.


The Laughing Stock of Smallville! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lex Luthor; Lana Lang; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Bob Hughes.

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

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

The Laughing Stock of Smallville! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Luthor (origin); Krypto; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Lana Lang
Synopsis
Luthor pulls a series of stunts designed to make Superboy look ridiculous. Origin explains how Luthor lost his hair and began to hate Superboy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Rehash of story in Superman #101.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Happy Pig! (Table of Contents: 4)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Rube Grossman
Inks
Rube Grossman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Professor Eureka / 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
Professor, I saw lots of lion tracks a mile north of here!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Goes south when he learns lion is going north.
Reprints

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ray Foushee, Tommie G. Gambill, Martin Katz, Ethel Coombs, plus "bits of Bizarro business from Jim Linville, Marie Sheehan, Ann Burson, Michael Graham, George Kimble, Bruce Clouette, Frank Giammarino, Andy Kell, David Weinberger, Charles Wolff, Will Sessione, Gary Malkin, E. Nelson Bridwell ("On the Bizarro World, workers strike for less pay and longer hours"), Michael Ross, Ann Wiser, Gary Bell, Bill Weber, Brian Murchison, James Duffy, Kent Jones, Wally Ogden, Jr., Larry C. Hoop, Paul Eastman, Jr., Walter Lamia, Karen Kihm, and John McGeehan.

Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Bizarro Creates a Monster! (Table of Contents: 9)

Tales of the Bizarro World / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Bizarro Jr; Bizarro Lois; Bizarro Lana (intro); Bizarro Lucy (intro); Sapollo (intro); Bizarro-Kltpzyxm; Frankenstein movie monster
Synopsis
Handsome Bizarro movie hero viewed as monster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes; we formerly credited George Klein.

Another Giant Batman Collection! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Ollie / comic story / 1 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
Get out of the way!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Ear plugs make Ollie oblivious to danger.

[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) /

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

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Laughing Stock of Smallville!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Laughing Stock of Smallville!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Action Comics; Superboy
  5. 4. The Secret of the Happy Pig!
    Peter Porkchops
  6. 5. ["Professor, I saw lots of lion tracks a mile north of here!"]
    Professor Eureka
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  9. 8. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Giant Superman Annual
  10. 9. Bizarro Creates a Monster!
    Tales of the Bizarro World
  11. 10. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Giant Batman Annual
  12. 11. ["Get out of the way!"]
    Ollie
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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