(January 1964)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1963-11-27
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 U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date of November 28 in ad in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane #46.

Copyright 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


The Renegade Super-Legionnaire! (Table of Contents)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Ultra Boy; Lightning Lad; Shrinking Violet; Chameleon Boy; Colossal Boy; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lass; Sun Boy; Bouncing Boy]
Reprints

You Get What You Vote For! (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Joe; Buzzy Brown; Mr. Brown
Synopsis
Joe discovers you can't get what you want if you don't vote.

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover.

Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 2)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Milton Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Proty II; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Bouncing Boy [Charles Foster Taine]]; Rann Varal
Synopsis
When Ultra Boy appears to be an escaped convict, he is expelled from the Legion and has to flee the planet.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Christy Ortega, Charles Massoglia, Lon Mitchell, Barney Palmatier, L. Taylor, Robert Block and Lynn Thompson.

The Untold Stories of Superman! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor! (Table of Contents: 5)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Clark Kent]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Proty II; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Bouncing Boy [Charles Foster Taine]]; Rann Varal
Synopsis
Ultra Boy reveals that his faked criminal past was a ploy to infiltrate and lure a pirate band into custody.
Reprints
Keywords
aliens

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

Aurora Model Motoring / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This new baby elephant just arrived from Africa...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Synopsis
When a new baby elephant at the zoo won't eat because it misses his mother, Super-Turtle flies back and forth from Africa bringing all the elephants to the zoo so the baby can pick out its mother.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Action Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Batman and Robin's Most Thrilling Mystery Cases! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Giant Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Matchbox / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / illustration / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Girl; Triplicate Girl; Brainiac 5; Lightning Lad; Bouncing Boy; Invisible Kid; Shrinking Violet; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Colossal Boy; Sun Boy; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lightning Lass; Star Boy; Mon-El; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Proty II; Element Lad; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen], Super-Pets [Krypto; Super-Monkey [Beppo]; Super-Horse [Comet]; Streaky]
Synopsis
Illustrations of Legionnaires in action.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first two pages are reprinted, but the last two pages are new.

Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 12)

The Legion of Super-Heroes / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Home planets and origins of the Legionnaires that were shown in the previous illustration pages, serving as a key to them.
Reprints

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

Cinema Antics / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert
Pencils
Harry Lampert
Inks
Harry Lampert
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, Tommy, I want you to do at least an hour's homework while I'm gone!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy
Synopsis
Tommy goes to see "Treasure Island" instead of reading the book for a book report.
Reprints

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fly-Over Chicane (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Gilbert Auto-rama / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Renegade Super-Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. You Get What You Vote For!
    Buzzy
  3. 2. Part I: The Renegade Super-Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  5. 4. The Untold Stories of Superman!
    Giant Superman Annual
  6. 5. Part II: The End of a Super-Traitor!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Aurora Model Motoring
  8. 7. ["This new baby elephant just arrived from Africa..."]
    Super-Turtle
  9. 8. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Action Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superman
  10. 9. Batman and Robin's Most Thrilling Mystery Cases!
    Giant Batman Annual
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Matchbox
  12. 11. The Origin and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes!
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Origins and Powers of the Legion of Super-Heroes
    The Legion of Super-Heroes
  14. 13. ["Now, Tommy, I want you to do at least an hour's homework while I'm gone!"]
    Cinema Antics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    126 World War II Fighting G.I.'s and Commandos
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. Fly-Over Chicane
    Gilbert Auto-rama
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