(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
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 Sugar and Spike #46 and copyright registration.


The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Superbaby
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes; orphanages

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Story of Superman's Experimental Robots! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Robots; Lois Lane (cameo flashback); Lana Lang (cameo flashback); Lori Lemaris (cameo flashback); Lightning Lad (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Superman tests some new robots on the planet Tharrl, but the tests fail when an accident causes the robots to mutiny against their creator.
Reprints
Keywords
Green Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; time travel

Indexer Notes

"An Untold Tale"

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're stealing an armored truck.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Synopsis
Super-Turtle stops a stolen armored truck by infesting it with bees.
Reprints

Strange Sports Stories Is the Most (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 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
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Linda Klaiman; Peter Molay; Teresa Yurcic; Lorenzo deCastille; Matthew Perlstein; Fred Kaplan; Bill Regier; Jimmy Jones

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Superman; Superbaby [Rax-Rol]; Mar-San [Jonathan Kent; Jor-El]; Lira [Martha Kent; Lara]; Supergirl Emergency Squad; Miss Hart; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Zor-El (android); Allura (android)
Synopsis
Supergirl is puzzled when a super-powered baby boy is brought to the Midvale Orphanage by a couple who look like the Kents. All is resolved when she learns it is an audition for a Kandorian mento-movie about Superman's life.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Krypton; Midvale Orphanage; movies

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

Peg / 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
This is a wonderful buy, Mrs. Tilson!
Genre
teen
Characters
Peg
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

Tootsie Roll / 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)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II!
    Supergirl
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Story of Superman's Experimental Robots!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["They're stealing an armored truck."]
    Super-Turtle
  5. 4. Strange Sports Stories Is the Most
    The Brave and the Bold; Strange Sports Stories
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Adventure Comics; Superboy; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  10. 9. The Fantastic Secret of Superbaby II!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. ["This is a wonderful buy, Mrs. Tilson!"]
    Peg
  12. 11. ["TVQFSIPSTF SFUVSOT..."]
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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