(September 1962)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-07-26
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 copyright registration.

Legion begins continuous run through issue #380; Legion next appears in Superboy #100 and Superman #156.


Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Sun Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl; Mon-El]
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For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Professor Potter (Lana's Uncle); Alien Creatures
Synopsis
Lana and Clark are accidentally transported to a strange world where Clark must make her think they both have superpowers in order to prevent her from guessing he's Superboy.
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Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Martin O'Hearn. Previous indexer thought that Mort Weisinger had co-written it.

Tootsie Roll Makes History! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Melissa, will you marry me?
Genre
humor
Characters
Varsity Vic
Synopsis
Vic asks Melissa to marry him so he can feel what it's like to lose a million dollars.
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Mort Weisinger [as Ed.]
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superboy; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from Larry Eaton, Steven Gendler, Ned Snively, Amy Bloom, Larry Leichter, Grace DiGangi, Gary Inge, Myrt Gallagher.

Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Superman / 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)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, oh - Here comes Willie.
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete
Synopsis
Pete loses his ice cream to Willie's dog.

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

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Face Behind the Lead Mask! (Table of Contents: 11)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte; Al Plastino (page 4 and some Superboy and Luthor heads only)
Inks
John Forte; Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranz]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]]; Urthlo (Automaton Created by Lex Luthor); World-Wide Police; Chameleon Boy (statue); Bouncing Boy (statue); Shrinking Violet (statue); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (statue)
Synopsis
At a regular meeting of the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Legionnaires lose control of their powers. Urthlo arrives and announces that he now controls the Legionnaires' powers and there is nothing they can do about it. But Saturn Girl comes up with a serum to temporarily cure Mon-El and immunize him against lead, and Superboy releases him from the Phantom Zone to knock out Urthlo, who turns out to be an automaton created by Lex Luthor sent into the future to destroy the Legion.
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Indexer Notes

Beginning of first regular Legion series. Mon-El becomes a member of the Legion in this story.

Do You Have X-Ray Eyes? (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug
Synopsis
Jerry takes Jane for dinner, but it's a cheap place.
Reprints

Calling All Lana Lang Fans! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Chet Atkins Method / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Super-Planet of Clark Kent and Lana Lang!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Tootsie Roll Makes History!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Melissa, will you marry me?"]
    Varsity Vic
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  8. 7. Krypton, the World Where Superman Was Born, Lives Again!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. ["Oh, oh - Here comes Willie."]
    Little Pete
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  12. 11. The Face Behind the Lead Mask!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Do You Have X-Ray Eyes?
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  14. 13. ["It was a beautiful drive out in the country, Jerry!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  15. 14. Calling All Lana Lang Fans!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Chet Atkins Method
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
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  • Allen Ross
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