(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 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 Superboy #102 and copyright registration.

© 1962 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
giant ants

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

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

The Invasion of the Super-Ants! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Super-Ants
Synopsis
When giant ants invade Metropolis, Superman uses Red Kryptonite to alter his head to resemble an ant's, so that he can communicate with the ants, who have kidnapped Lois Lane. He learns that they have come to warn Earth of the dangers of atomic war, which destroyed their home world.
Reprints
Keywords
atomic war; Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite

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

Cora the Car Hop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's your food, sir.
Genre
teen
Characters
Cora

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

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

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)

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers Paul Hinde, Stephen Vandermade, Mary Lou Schnell, Claudia Kaesiner, Larry Fulton, Terry FitzSimons, Marion Wilde, Joseph Slevine and John Magnusson.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Golly, I'm half asleep!
Genre
teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug
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 Girl Who Was Supergirl's Double! (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Lena Thorul; Edna Danvers; Dick Malverne; Dr. Malverne; Lex Luthor; Clarissa Giltedge
Synopsis
A series of coincidental events lead Dick to believe that Lena is really Supergirl and he begins to pay her extra attention, which makes Linda jealous. Linda is later shocked when she hears Lena confess to Dick that she really is Supergirl!
Reprints
Keywords
costume party; Green Kryptonite

Indexer Notes

story is continued in the following issue

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Touchdown for Picasso! (Table of Contents: 12)

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.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 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) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  3. 2. The Invasion of the Super-Ants!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Here's your food, sir."]
    Cora the Car Hop
  5. 4. ["URPQCWRWP UJM MRNB..."]
    Supermen of America
  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. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["Golly, I'm half asleep!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. ["Hi! I'm Johnny DC..."]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  11. 10. The Girl Who Was Supergirl's Double!
    Supergirl
  12. 11. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy; Adventure Comics
  13. 12. Touchdown for Picasso!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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