(Summer 1963)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale date
1963-06-13
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 Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior; #10 Mando
Binding
Perfect Bound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from house ad in The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #138, Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 and copyright registration.


Silver Anniversary Issue! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Polly Smith

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

The Story of Superman, Junior (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Superman Junior [Johnny Kirk]; Professor Morton Kirk (flashback); Superboy (flashback)
Synopsis
Johnny Kirk is mistakenly shot into space, when he returns years later he is found to have superpowers, however exposure to meteor dust on Johnny's rocket is gradually robbing Superman of his super abilities. Selflessly, Johnny finds a way to transfer his own powers to Superman.
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The Super-Sword (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White [also as The Black Knight]; "Bull" Mathews (villain)
Synopsis
After Superman releases the Black Knight from a block of ice after nearly 1,000 years, the villain goes on a crime spree. When the knight wounds Superman with his magical sword, criminal "Bull" Mathews offers to buy it, but finds it was all a set-up to trap him.
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Indexer Notes

Titled "The Black Knight's Super-Sword" in table of contents.

Superman's Mystery Power! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Super-Imp
Synopsis
When Superman is exposed to the radiation from the explosion of an alien space ship, he loses his powers but gains the ability to create a miniature version of himself with his powers to carry out his super-duties.
Reprints
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Colored to give Superman rainbow beams emanating from his fingers; beams originally black & white.

Page 5, panel 6 re-captioned and slightly redrawn to fix minor story error.

Super-Special Offer! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Superman in the White House! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
When Jimmy is knocked out, he dreams of what it would be like if Superman were president of the United States.
Reprints
Keywords
green kryptonite; Krypton (flashback)

The Super-Gorilla from Krypton (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; King Krypton; Krypton (flashback); green kryptonite; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman battles King Krypton the super gorilla, when their struggle unearths a kryptonite meteor, King Krypton shields Superman from the deadly rays with his own body. As death approaches, he reverts to his true human form and reveals that he is really a Kryptonian scientist and had been the victim of a flawed experiment which reversed his evolution.
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Famous Old Foes of Superman (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor; Toyman; Prankster
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The Punishment of Superboy! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Superboy Robot; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Jonathan Kent struggles in vain to discipline his invulnerable son, but when Jonathan and Martha argue over Clark and seemingly split up, heartbroken Superboy finally gets the message.
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Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster; Leo O'Mealia; Wayne Boring; Curt Swan
Inks
Joe Shuster; Leo O'Mealia; Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Coleman
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Lana Lang; Batman [Bruce Wayne; also as the Flying Fox]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (flashback)
Synopsis
A youthful Bruce Wayne visits Smallville, he adopts the identity of the Flying Fox and discovers Superboy's secret identity. He then realises that he is too young to have such responsibility and willingly undergoes hypnotism to remove the memory.
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Keywords
green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Superboy meets a teen-aged Bruce Wayne.

Surprise Feature! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Steve Allen; Gene Rayburn; Skitch Henderson
Reprints
  • from Superman daily (McClure Newspaper Syndicate) 1955.??.?? - 1955.??.??

Indexer Notes

Three black and white Superman daily newspaper strips (strips #5265-5267).

Superman's Secret Sweetheart (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Polly Smith
Synopsis
Superman agrees to masquerade as kindly but plain Polly Smith's suitor to boost her self esteem and social standing.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Look Inside for the Super-Stories Featured on These Covers! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Silver Anniversary Issue!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Story of Superman, Junior
    Superman
  4. 3. The Super-Sword
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman's Mystery Power!
    Superman
  6. 5. Super-Special Offer!
  7. 6. Superman in the White House!
    Superman
  8. 7. The Super-Gorilla from Krypton
    Superman
  9. 8. Famous Old Foes of Superman
    Superman
  10. 9. The Punishment of Superboy!
    Superboy
  11. 10. Famous First Issues! of the "Superman Family"!
    Superman; Superboy; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane
  12. 11. The Origin of the Superman-Batman Team!
    Superboy
  13. 12. Surprise Feature!
    Superman
  14. 13. Superman's Secret Sweetheart
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual
  16. 15. Look Inside for the Super-Stories Featured on These Covers!
    Superboy; Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walker
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
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