(September 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-07-25
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.

Copyright 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Interplanetary Olympics! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Borko of Gorn; Boscar of Krag
Reprints
Keywords
extraterrestrials; Olympic Games; weightlifting

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

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

The Interplanetary Olympics! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang; Lois Lane; Rogan of Vorn; Borko of Gorn; Boscar of Krag
Synopsis
Superman and Lana are taken to the planet Vorn, where Superman is invited to compete in the Interplanetary Olympics. He loses in all the competitions, and later reveals to Lana that he knew it was all a plot to steal his super-powers, which is why he didn't use them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reworked version of "The Interplanetary Olympics" in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #220 (September 1956). Information from Bob Bailey.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Paul Diamond, James Ward, Beatrice Langley, Denise Castin, Alice O'Shawn, Bruce Camden and John Romney

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

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help me stick to my diet, Shorty.
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

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

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

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

Missile Attack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Maid of Menace! (Table of Contents: 12)

Supergirl / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Black Flame [Zora] (villain, introduction, origin); Dick Malverne; Comet the Super-Horse; Bal-Korin (Census Chief of Kandor); Edna Danvers; Fred Danvers (cameo); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jax-Ur; General Zod; Professor Vakox; Kru-El; five unnamed prisoners]
Synopsis
Black Flame, a super-powered villainess, tells Supergirl she is her descendant from the 40th century, but Supergirl eventually deduces that she is really from Kandor, and wipes out her powers with Gold Kryptonite.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Kandor; Phantom Zone

Great Masterpieces (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 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 Interplanetary Olympics!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. The Interplanetary Olympics!
    Superman
  4. 3. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Hi! Boys and girls..."]
  6. 5. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. ["XLJ RHBX MWWY..."]
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. ["Help me stick to my diet, Shorty."]
    Shorty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  13. 12. The Maid of Menace!
    Supergirl
  14. 13. Great Masterpieces
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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