(July 1962)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-05-29
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 Pal, Jimmy Olsen #62 and copyright registration.


Half a Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan; Kurt Schaffenberger (Lois Lane figure touch-up)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
electric lines; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Kurt Schaffenberger Lois Lane touch-up pencil credit from Robert Cooley.

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

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

Half a Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Krypto
Synopsis
Red Kryptonite particles in a comet cause Superman's left side, and Krypto's right side, to become vulnerable; unfortunately, it's on a day when Lois wants to prove that Superman is really Clark.
Reprints
Keywords
comets; Flying Newsroom; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Red Kryptonite

Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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
That big bully is taking Billy's beach ball.
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty; Billy
Reprints

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

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

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 2 pages (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 Alex Schmidt, Mark Wankel, Saul Agranoff, Bill Love, Richard Hooker, Emily Poston, Ann Fowler, George Sheehan, Ken Sorby, Harold Hansen, Ned Sniveley, and Martin Slocum.

Supergirl's Super Boy-Friends! (Table of Contents: 8)

Supergirl / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Dick Malverne; Jerro; Edna Danvers; Lori Lemaris; The Supergirl Emergency Squad (introduction); Legion of Super-Heroes [Phantom Girl; Cosmic Boy (figurine); Saturn Girl (figurine); Lightning Lad (figurine)]
Synopsis
A gift from Phantom Girl is unfortunately made from Red Kryptonite, which makes Supergirl bestow super-powers on her mother, Dick, and Jerro when she kisses them.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; kissing; Red Kryptonite

Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / 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
Let's go to the movies, Ellen.
Genre
teen
Characters
Varsity Vic; Ellen

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

Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman Says... "Be a Good Citizen!" (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman teaches two kids about picking up their toys and not littering.

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Half a Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. Half a Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Batman and Robin's Most Fantastic Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  5. 4. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane...
    Lois Lane
  6. 5. ["That big bully is taking Billy's beach ball."]
    Shorty
  7. 6. ["UT HOFGXXU CUXRJ..."]
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. Supergirl's Super Boy-Friends!
    Supergirl
  10. 9. Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. ["Let's go to the movies, Ellen."]
    Varsity Vic
  13. 12. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Adventure Comics
  14. 13. Superman Says... "Be a Good Citizen!"
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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