(April 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1963-02-28
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Sugar and Spike #46 and copyright registration.

The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero! (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
Element Lad [as Mystery Lad]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl]; Superboy; Bizarro
Reprints

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

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Confession of Superboy! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Mr. Lang; Mrs. Kent; Chief Parker
Synopsis
Lana tries to prove Clark is Superboy
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from David Bergman, Roberta Quirck, Richard Grossman, Edgar Strohm, Leo Manning & Stephen Gilpin. Also, "Bits of Legionnaire Business" is introduced (based on reader suggestion in earlier letter column) with contributions from Lucinda Briggs, David Dickhereber, Roger Anderson, Alexander Naumov, Janet Hein, Mark Kaufman, Toni-Joe Frazier, Bill Hodges, James Cook, Ronald Domsky, Stephen Maloney, Alan Geros, Jess & Steve Weiner.

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Sun Boy; Brainiac 5; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy]; Element Lad [as Mystery Lad]; Roxxas
Synopsis
The Legion takes in new member Mystery Lad on Saturn Girl's word and he helps them put an end to space pirate Roxxas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduction and origin of Element Lad, who joins the team.

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / 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
There's an awful lot of littering in the streets these days.
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop
Synopsis
Casey tries to cite a litterer.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 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) /

147 Famous Automobiles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. The Confession of Superboy!
    Superboy
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  8. 7. The Secret Power of the Mystery Super-Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  10. 9. ["There's an awful lot of littering in the streets these days."]
    Casey the Cop
  11. 10. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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