(Winter 1962-1963)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale Date
1962-11-15
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Greatest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Hercules; Super Jimmy Olsen; Mighty Boy; Mighty Dog; Samson; The First Supergirl; Astounding Man; Krypto; Supergirl

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

The First Two Super-Men! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Hercules; Samson; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; King Zarl
Synopsis
Samson and Hercules visit the Boy of Steel and threaten to reveal his secret identity unless he travels back in time with them to help banish greedy King Zarl.
Reprints
Keywords
chariot race; secret identity; time travel

Key to Superman "Family" Portrait (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Description of characters on pin up from the back cover of this issue.
Reprints

The First Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Super-Girl; Jimmy Olsen; Totem Spirit
Synopsis
Jimmy Olsen is given the gift of a magic totem bestowing 3 wishes on the owner, he uses one wish to give Superman a super companion - Super-Girl. But she turns out to be more of a nuisance than a helper.
Reprints
Keywords
flying newsroom; green kryptonite; magic totem

Indexer Notes

This story was originally part 1 of a 3-part novel, this chapter was originally titled "The Girl of Steel".

This Super-Girl is colored differently (a redhead in an orange and green costume) in this reprint to distinguish her from Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), who had not yet been created when this story first appeared.

This Super-Girl was a try-out to gauge reader reaction to the character.

The caption on the splash page is redone, and the last panel on page 10 was removed from the original and replaced with a mention of the current Supergirl.

The Debut of Supergirl (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman and Supergirl / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Synopsis
The moment that Supergirl's existence was revealed to the world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1 page excerpt

No title given on actual page but is listed as "The Debut of Supergirl" on the contents page.

Superman's Kid Brother (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Ray Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen [also as Superkid]; Lois Lane
Synopsis
A series of lucky accidents convince a temporarily amnesiastic Jimmy Olsen that he has super powers and must be Superman's kid brother.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; green kryptonite; Metropolis Charity Show; tug-of-war

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl] (introduction); Superboy robot
Synopsis
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely initiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
Reprints
Keywords
Interplanetary Zoo; invisible eagle; Project Vanguard satellite; television trouble-finder; time travel

Indexer Notes

There are several other unidentified Legionnaires in the story. The Legionnaires are not yet in their classic costumes in this story. Cosmic Boy is using "magnetic eyes."

Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Astounding Man (an android); Oogamooga (villain); Lois Lane android; Geena
Synopsis
Lois travels to the planet Roxnon with space traveler Astounding Man for 48 hours whilst he tries to woo her.
Reprints
Keywords
Android Manufacturing Center; Lois Lane Contemplation Room; Mento-Car; Robot Spectacle; Roxnon

The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part I (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Superboy Robots; Krypto; Krypto Robot; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Zarl Kazzan; Mighty Boy; Rovo; Charles Keith (flashback, cameo); Chad Kazzan; Vela Kazzan
Synopsis
Superboy travels to the tiny planet Zumoor where he encounters the Earth born hero Mighty Lad.
Reprints
Keywords
aero-train; Boy Radio Club; living jewel; red kryptonite; visiscope; Zumoor

Part II: Superboy's Lost Friend! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Mighty Boy; Charise Kaan; Zilda; Zarl Kazzan; Rovo; Fire People (cameo)
Synopsis
A series of strange events mean Superboy must leave Zumoor and Mighty Boy forever.
Reprints
Keywords
Boys' Radio Club; living jewel; red kryptonite; Zumoor

The Superman of the Past! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Samson [also as Merrio]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Caesar; Helene
Synopsis
Lois Lane is whisked back in time and agrees to marry Samson but returns to her own era in the nick of time, or was it all a dream?
Reprints
Keywords
dream; time travel

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

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

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Superman Family (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Jonathan Kent (statue); Martha Kent (statue); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue); Krypto the Super-dog; Comet the Super-horse; Beppo the Super-monkey; Streaky the Super-cat; Lori Lemaris; Professor Potter; The Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Sun Boy; Chameleon Boy]; Bizarro #1; Mr. Mxyzptlk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is on the back cover of this issue.

There is an opinion that the Lois and Lana heads might be redrawn or inked by Kurt Schaffenberger, but there was no consensus on this when discussed on the GCD lists.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Greatest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The First Two Super-Men!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Key to Superman "Family" Portrait
  5. 4. The First Supergirl!
    Superman
  6. 5. The Debut of Supergirl
    Superman and Supergirl
  7. 6. Superman's Kid Brother
    Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen
  8. 7. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  9. 8. Lois Lane Weds Astounding Man!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  10. 9. The Mystery of Mighty Boy! Part I
    Superboy
  11. 10. Part II: Superboy's Lost Friend!
    Superboy
  12. 11. The Superman of the Past!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  15. 14. The Superman Family
    Superman
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