(October 1963)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
[0.12 USD]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-08-29
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

There is no price on either the cover or in the indicia; however surrounding issues and contemporary issues were all 12 cents.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
cash; Gold Kryptonite

Play It Safe! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
a day in the life of a forest ranger (billed as a "true story from the records of the Minnesota Warden Service")

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Lana Lang; Superboy; Martha Kent; Jonathan Kent; Chief Parker; Superman Robots; Lois Lane; Ed Lacy (villain); Benny the Blaster (villain)
Synopsis
As Clark Kent is faced with a choice between saving his friends and protecting his secret identity, the reader is shown three different scenarios explaining why Superman needs to preserve that secret.
Reprints
Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Green Kryptonite; Kandor

Indexer Notes

imaginary stories within a framing story

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines...

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Gregory Feldman; Curtis Roemer; Louis B. Cohen; Gerald Leroux; Lana Fuller; Otto Grange

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 6)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Flashiest News of the Year... A Giant Flash Annual! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert; ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Flash Annual (DC, 1963 series) #1

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Girl Who Hated Supergirl! (Table of Contents: 10)

Supergirl / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Jim Mooney; John Forte (some panels)
Inks
Jim Mooney; John Forte (some panels)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Linda Danvers]; Karen Blair; Dick Malverne; Edna Danvers; Bill Blair; Zor-El (flashback); Allura (flashback); Superman (flashback); Dr. Blair (flashback)
Synopsis
Karen Blair hates Supergirl because she believes that the rocket that brought Supergirl to Earth caused an accident that killed her father and crippled her brother. Supergirl is finally able to prove that she was not responsible.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Krypton

Indexer Notes

John Forte added as artist/inker of some panels by Jim Walker.

Establishes the date of Supergirl's arrival on Earth as May 18th.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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
Ah - My super-vision sees a man in distress out in the desert!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Synopsis
Super-Turtle spots a man in distress out in the desert. He builds a long pipeline to bring water to him.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superboy; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Blast Off / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!
    Superman
  2. 1. Play It Safe!
  3. 2. Why Superman Needs a Secret Identity!
    Superman
  4. 3. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  7. 6. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  9. 8. The Flashiest News of the Year... A Giant Flash Annual!
    The Flash
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. The Girl Who Hated Supergirl!
    Supergirl
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  13. 12. ["Ah - My super-vision sees a man in distress out in the desert!"]
    Super-Turtle
  14. 13. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superboy; Adventure Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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