(January 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-11-29
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 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 ad in Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #66 and copyright registration.


The War Between Superboy and Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; "Superman" [Roz-Em]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The War Between Superboy and Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; "Superman" [Roz-Em] (introduction); Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Police Chief Parker; Krypto; Nim-El (flashback); Jor-El (flashback)
Synopsis
An adult version of Superboy appears to have been created by Red Kryptonite; only one version may remain on Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Phantom Zone; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Years ago on Krypton, Roz-Em was a criminal who had plastic surgery to look like Nim-El (Jor-El's twin brother). He was captured and sent into space. At the end of this story, he is projected into the Phantom Zone.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Illustration in heading is used for most appearances of this letter column. Includes letters from Linda Emmick, Ronald Berglund, Lee Goodman, Elyse Eisner, Gary Banks, Bob Marcus, Louis Kates and Buddy LaVigne.

Polar Boy suggested by Buddy LaVigne.

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Touchdown for Picasso! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Stan; friend of Stan's; Biff Drake
Synopsis
Stan learns that even tough football players can appreciate the fine arts as well.

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

Movie Ha-Lights / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Miss Moore! Are you responsible for such carelessness?
Genre
humor
Characters
Movie Ha-Lights
Synopsis
Hollywood "yes-men" spill soup on themselves when their boss gets some spilled on him.
Reprints

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents: 10)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Bouncing Boy [Charles Foster Taine]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Triplicate Girl [Lourno Durgo]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]] World-Wide Police Commander Loring; Lori Lemaris; Zaryan the Conqueror
Synopsis
Saturn Girl tries to sacrifice herself after she finds out that a computer predicts the death of a legionnaire fighting Zaryan, but Lightning Lad dies instead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Death of Lightning Lad. Lori Lemaris appearance. Saturn Girl elected Legion leader.

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

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those kids shouldn't fool around with that old cannon...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle (intro)
Synopsis
Super-Turtle uses a net to catch a cannonball that some kids shot out of an old cannon.

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Super-Turtle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fire! I'd better get down there!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Synopsis
A man whose home is burning talks Casey into letting him run in to save his golf clubs.
Reprints

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The War Between Superboy and Superman!
    Superboy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Comicpac
  3. 2. The War Between Superboy and Superman!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy; Action Comics
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  6. 5. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!
    Batman and Robin
  8. 7. Touchdown for Picasso!
  9. 8. ["Miss Moore! Are you responsible for such carelessness?"]
    Movie Ha-Lights
  10. 9. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC, the mascot at Superman DC Publications..."]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  11. 10. The Stolen Super-Powers!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. ["Those kids shouldn't fool around with that old cannon..."]
    Super-Turtle
  13. 12. ["For holiday giving..."]
  14. 13. ["A fire! I'd better get down there!"]
    Casey the Cop
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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