(February 1963)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-12-27
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 Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #39 and copyright registration.

© 1962 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Man Who Discovered Superman's Identity! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Superman]; Perry White
Reprints

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

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

The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Dirk Denver (villain); Superman Robots; Gentleman Jerry; Criminal Bureau of Information; Steve Bevan (actor); Chuck Darren (F.B.I. agent); Rand Sterling (science-fiction writer)
Synopsis
Perry White attempts to capture Gentleman Jerry, a crook posing as a hobo. Perry is hit on the head and has amnesia and is tricked into trying to find out Superman's secret identity.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; FBI

Indexer Notes

Establishes Superman's height at 6'2" tall.

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

Little Pete / 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
Yaah! I hit him with that snowball!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete

[Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation] (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
J. S. Liebowitz (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1962
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months: 435,000
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, H. Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Strange Sports Stories Is the Most (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Keith McRae, Nancy Brown, Ward Dean, Gary Landis, Ardis Whiteman and Ian O'Donnell.

The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 7)

Supergirl / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Lesla-Lar; Lena Thorul; Lex Luthor; Dick Malverne; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Lori Lemaris; Jerro (cameo); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Kru-El (intro); General Zod; Jax-Ur; Mon-El]
Synopsis
Kandorian scientist Lesla-Lar switches places with Lena Thorul, then frees Zod, Jax-Ur, and Kru-El from the Phantom Zone. They recover a cache of Kryptonian super-weapons and engage with Supergirl, who is forced to retreat. She enlists the help of Lex Luthor, who wants his sister to be rescued from Kandor.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Krypton; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

story continued in the following issue

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

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

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Characters
Dick
Synopsis
How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in some November 1962 DC titles; later appears in May 1966 titles.

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

Tricksy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can do great things for your circus.
Genre
humor
Characters
Tricksy
Reprints

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

Adventure Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Discovered Superman's Identity!
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Hi, kids! I'm your friend, Johnny DC..."]
    Comicpac
  3. 2. The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Yaah! I hit him with that snowball!"]
    Little Pete
  5. 4. [Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation]
  6. 5. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most
    The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Forbidden Weapons of Krypton!
    Supergirl
  9. 8. ["Your eyes may play tricks..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. Health Myths Debunked!
  11. 10. ["I can do great things for your circus."]
    Tricksy
  12. 11. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Adventure Comics; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
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