(July-August 1962)

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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Robert Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Third Metal Men appearance.


The Deathless Doom! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Metal Men [Gold; Mercury; Tin; Platinum; Lead; Iron]; Dr. Will Magnus
Reprints:

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

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

The Deathless Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Metal Men / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Will Magnus; Metal Men [Gold; Lead; Iron; Mercury; Tin; Platinum]; Col. Henry Caspar; Dr. Ramsey Norton (death); Chemo (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Metal Men battle Chemo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story ends with a note to the readers that "This is the last trial issue of Metal Men," with a plea from the Metal Men themselves for the readers to respond. However, it wasn't quite true, as the very next issue of Showcase (#40) was another Metal Men issue.

Story in 3 parts (splash page incorrectly lists this as a "four-part thriller"): unnumbered part I (6 pp.), Part II (6 pp.), Part III (14 pp., not labeled as Part III except at end of Part II).

For the reprint in issue #42 this story was edited down, leaving out page 7, the last 1/3 of page 12, the first 1/3 and last 1/3 of page 13, and page 18; and editing the final page to remove references to the readers responding if they wanted more Metal Men.

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

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

Superman Says... "Be a Good Citizen!" (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the main story sequence.

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

Metal Scraps / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on the first tryout issue (#37) from Edward Fishman, Jerry Johnson, Melvin Herbers, Charles Wonka, Robert Carbonell, and John Fischer.

On the page immediately following page 12 of the main story sequence.

["Recipe for making steel..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Metal Facts and Fancies! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Deathless Doom!
    Metal Men
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Deathless Doom!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual
  5. 4. Superman Says... "Be a Good Citizen!"
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metal Scraps
  7. 6. ["Recipe for making steel..."]
    Metal Facts and Fancies!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner