(July 1962)

DC, 1938 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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; 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.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • John Monagle
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Diverse Hands
  • Brian Mowbray
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Carlos Tasada
  • John Douglas Miceli
  • Kyle Weber
  • Terry Watkins
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Darrel McCann
  • Ed Boner