(Winter 1963-1964)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
84
On-sale date
1963-11-21
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 copyright registration.


Untold Stories and Secret Origins! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Clark Kent; Superbaby; The Rocking Chair Superman]; Jor-El [as Krypton's First Superman]; Mr. Mxyzptlk
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

When Lois First Suspected Clark Was Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [also as Superman]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Clark recalls (in flashbacks) a handful of occasions when Lois had been close to discovering his secret identity but she'd refused to consider him worthy enough.
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Superboy's First Day at School! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Lana Lang; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Clark's first day of school is punctuated by a number of minor super feats, in later years Lana can recall one of the incidents but cannot remember which boy it had been.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Amazing Superman Junior (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Robin the Boy Wonder; Superman Jr
Synopsis
Lois's impulsive nature causes a rocket with her on board to be prematurely launched into space. To teach her a lesson, Superman contrives to make her think that she has arrived back on Earth 50 years in the future, however, it is Superman's turn to be taken aback when Superman Jr. comes along.
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Members of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 6)

Legion of Super-Heroes / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Synopsis
List of the Legion of Super-Heroes members.

Mxyzptlk's First Prank! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Mxyzptlk; Jor-El (Phantom); Fuzastl; Tlndsa
Synopsis
Mxyzptlk arrives on Earth for the 1st time but is outsmarted by Superboy and sent back to his own dimension. He then vows to make the Boy of Steel's life a super misery.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Ghost of Jor-El." Titled "Mr. Mxyzptlk's First Prank" in the table of contents.

1st Appearance of Mxyzptlk's parents, his father Fuzastl, and mother Tlndsa

The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Krypto; Superboy [Clark Kent](flashback); Kozz (flashback); Jonathan Kent (flashback, cameo); Martha Kent (flashback, cameo); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Superman Robot
Synopsis
While rescuing a bathyscaph from the ocean bottom where it rests next to a Red Kryptonite meteor, Superman remembers all the other times that Red Kryptonite has affected him.
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Keywords
Fortress of Solitude; green kryptonite (flashback); red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Flashbacks to many Superboy / Superman Red Kryptonite stories.

Panel 5, page 5 rewritten to fix minor error.

Prisoner of the Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]; Krypto; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
The Legion returns to the 20th century to discredit Superboy, then exile him from Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Second appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

The Rainbow Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
When Superman repairs Lois's make-up mirror, he becomes super-sensitized and develops a rainbow aura whenever she opens the case. He must then use his super-wits to prevent her from opening the locket.
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Indexer Notes

Original title: The Rainbow Superman
Original splash depicting Superman replaced by panel 2, page 8, featuring Clark Kent.

The Origin of Superman's Super-Costume! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superboy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent [Superboy]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent
Synopsis
Whilst toddler Clark is invulnerable, his clothes are not. By unravelling the blankets that he was wrapped in during his journey from Krypton to Earth, the Kents are able to create an indestructable suit.
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Krypton's First Superman! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Dick Sprang
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Jor-El; Lara; Kil-Lor
Synopsis
Jimmy uses a magic totem to send Superman back to Krypton to see his parents once again. Fate intervenes and the Man of Steel helps to engineer his own parent's betrothal!
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Indexer Notes

Originally part 3 of the novel "The Three Magic Wishes".

Original title: "Superman's Return to Krypton."

For Holiday Giving and Holiday Getting! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Great covers of the Past! Look for These Cover Stories in Future Giant Annuals! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Untold Stories and Secret Origins!
    Superman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. When Lois First Suspected Clark Was Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Superboy's First Day at School!
    Superboy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. The Amazing Superman Junior
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  7. 6. Members of the Legion of Super-Heroes
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  8. 7. Mxyzptlk's First Prank!
    Superboy
  9. 8. The Untold Story of Red Kryptonite!
    Superman
  10. 9. Prisoner of the Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  11. 10. The Rainbow Clark Kent!
    Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
  12. 11. The Origin of Superman's Super-Costume!
    Superboy
  13. 12. Krypton's First Superman!
    Superman
  14. 13. For Holiday Giving and Holiday Getting!
  15. 14. Great covers of the Past! Look for These Cover Stories in Future Giant Annuals!
    Superman; Superboy; Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
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