(May 1962)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-03-29
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 #33 and copyright registration.


The Man Who Exposed Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Hal Colby
Reprints
Keywords
dynamite; suicide bombers; television cameras

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
various (illustrations)
Inks
various (illustrations)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; house ad for DC comics

The Man Who Exposed Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hal Colby [Bert Hutton] (villain); Perry White; Superboy (flashback); Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent (flashback); Martha Kent (flashback); Lois Lane; Krypto; Mr. Norsted; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Hal Colby, once jailed by Superboy, poses as a TV producer in an attempt to determine Superman's secret identity.
Reprints
Keywords
Smallville

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Can I see you a minute, Vic?
Genre
teen
Characters
Varsity Vic
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
TIVVC QEWSR FIGSQIW...

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Jupiter No. 4)
Decoded message reads: "Perry Mason becomes a Bizarro in the May Adventure Comics."

Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Is It Mr. Mxyzptlk?! (Table of Contents: 5)

superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superboy (DC, 1949 series) #97

Surprise Story of the Year! (Table of Contents: 6)

Mystery in Space; Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #75

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

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 Louis B. Cohn; James King; Stanley Chan; Clifford Garber; Trudy Blugerman; Betty Jones

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

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
Imagine! Professor Zilch lived one whole year...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for stamps from around the world.

The Man Who Made Supergirl Cry! (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Joe Hall (villain); Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (flashback); Alura (flashback); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; Professor Vakox; Mon-El; one unnamed prisoner]
Synopsis
The Phantom Zone villains use telepathy to force Fred Danvers to help them escape by making Supergirl cry and collecting her tears, which will make a powerful explosive.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City; Green Kryptonite; Phantom Zone

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

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This place has a lot of people in it.
Genre
humor
Characters
Ollie

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Promotions for Superman, Lois Lane, and Adventure Comics.

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents: 14)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Tim and Mike learn to talk out their disagreements instead of fighting.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Exposed Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Man Who Exposed Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Can I see you a minute, Vic?"]
    Varsity Vic
  5. 4. ["TIVVC QEWSR FIGSQIW..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? Is It Mr. Mxyzptlk?!
    superboy
  7. 6. Surprise Story of the Year!
    Mystery in Space; Adam Strange
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["Imagine! Professor Zilch lived one whole year..."]
    Professor Eureka
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  11. 10. The Man Who Made Supergirl Cry!
    Supergirl
  12. 11. ["This place has a lot of people in it."]
    Ollie
  13. 12. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Adventure Comics; Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. Time-Out for Talk!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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