(June 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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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
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 copyright registration.


The Trial of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Reprints
Keywords
trial

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 thinks about leaving school until he talks to his dropout friend George, who has to go back to night school because he can't get a good job.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated August 1962.

The Trial of Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Count X
Synopsis
In order to preserve his secret identity and capture a dangerous criminal, Superman must pretend to kill Clark Kent and accept the consequences: a trial and conviction for murder.
Reprints
Keywords
Green Kryptonite; trial

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

Tootsie Roll / 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)

Super-Turtle / 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
Hunting should be fine here.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye (logo illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Joe Nursey; Jim Walker; Carolyn Campbell; Jerry Sears; Bill Parker; Fred Bronson; Larry Lucier; Joyce Bracken; John Patridge; Reggie Brown; Richard Baker; Gordon O'Rourke; Ed Jacobsen

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

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

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

Shorty / 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
Boo! Throw the umpire out!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

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

The Secret Identity of Super-Horse! (Table of Contents: 11)

Supergirl / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl; Superman; Comet the Super-Horse [Bronco Bill]; Lena Thorul; Prince Endor of Zerox (flashback); Lord Nomed of Zerox (villain); Chimera; Cerberus; Griffin
Synopsis
When Comet helps Prince Endor of Zerox, the sorcerer's planet, the prince casts a spell that allows him to turn into a human when a comet is nearby. Back on Earth, Comet temporarily changes into Bronco Bill, a rodeo rider, but keeps his identity secret from Supergirl.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; rodeo; Zerox

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

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

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Hello, Chief!" "Hello, White Cloud. I hear your son is back from eastern college!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot; White Cloud
Reprints

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 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) /

104 Kings' Knights / 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 Trial of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. The Trial of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. The Swing Is to DC!
  6. 5. ["Hunting should be fine here."]
    Super-Turtle
  7. 6. ["WKH VLOYHU DQQLYHUVDUB..."]
    Supermen of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. Great Masterpieces
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  10. 9. ["Boo! Throw the umpire out!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  12. 11. The Secret Identity of Super-Horse!
    Supergirl
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  14. 13. ["Hello, Chief!" "Hello, White Cloud. I hear your son is back from eastern college!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  15. 14. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  18. 17. ["Hi! Boys and girls..."]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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