(June 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-04-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.; Spartan Printing Company
Editing
Mort Weisinger (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from an advertisement in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #301 (June 1963) and the copyright registration.

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes moves to the lead spot with this issue, as Superboy stories move to the back.

Published monthly by National Periodical Publications, Inc., 2nd and Dickey Streets, Sparta, Ill. (the address of Spartan Printing Company, the printer, and a subsidiary of World Color Press). Editorial, executive offices and subscriptions, 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N. Y.

The Fake Superboy from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Superboy impersonator; Blackie Burke; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Alvin learns that it's hard to get a good job unless you finish school, and decides against dropping out

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Legion of Super-Monsters! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem] (cameo); Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby] (cameo); Superboy [Kal-El, Clark Kent] (cameo); Triplicate Girl [Lournu Durgo] (cameo); Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg] (cameo); Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn] (cameo)]; Rainbow Girl; Jungle King [Monster Master]; Legion of Super-Monsters [Earthquake Beast; Eye-Monster; Mirror Monster; Drill Beast; Omnibeast]
Synopsis
Failed Legion applicant Jungle King tries to get revenge with his super-beasts.
Reprints
Keywords
comet-jewels; Monster World; Sky City; Space Bank

Indexer Notes

Indicia at bottom of page one.

Try a Tongue Teaser! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Swing Is to DC! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Part II: The Legion's Super-Showdown! (Table of Contents: 7)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Feature Logo
Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]]; Jungle King [Monster Master] (death); Legion of Super-Monsters [Earthquake Beast; Eye-Monster; Mirror Monster; Drill Beast; Omnibeast]; gas creature
Synopsis
The Legion defeats the Jungle King and his super-beasts.
Reprints
Keywords
Inshar; Monster World

Great Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Tootsie / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Smallville Mailsack [with Krypto]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Susan Ann Robertson, Joel Brandt, Peter C. Cutter, Jeff Baker, and Edna Kane.

Also includes "Bits of Legionnaire Business" from numerous readers suggesting new Legionnaires including Color Kid, Beast Boy, and Life Lass (all characters that would be introduced in the future).

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

Palisades Amusement Park Admission / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Fake Superboy from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Superboy the Adventures of Superman When He Was a Boy
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Kal-El, Clark Kent, also as Dirk Jagger]; Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue) Blackie Burke; Professor Potter [Hugo Stanton]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Jonathan Kent
Synopsis
When Blackie observes Superboy exiting from a tunnel near the Kent house, Superboy devises a plan to make Blackie think it was all a hallucination.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite

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

Ollie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go get the twig, Sport!
Feature Logo
Ollie
Genre
humor
Characters
Ollie
Synopsis
Ollie takes his dog hunting.

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

Tootsie / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fake Superboy from Krypton!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. The Legion of Super-Monsters! [Part I]
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie
  5. 4. The Swing Is to DC!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Grit
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  8. 7. Part II: The Legion's Super-Showdown!
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Great Masterpieces
    Tootsie
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamps
  13. 12. The Fake Superboy from Krypton!
    Superboy
  14. 13. ["Go get the twig, Sport!"]
    Ollie
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    147 Famous Automobiles
  18. 17. ["Hi! Boys and girls..."]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • John P. Selegue
  • Jim Walker
  • Katie
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Chris Boyko