(February 1964)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-12-26
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.


The Superman Super-Spectacular! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Clark Kent; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Lana Lang; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy]; Chief Parker; Lori Lemaris
Reprints

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Prod. Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Superman Super-Spectacular! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Batman; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Pete Ross; Lori Lemaris; Police Chief Parker; Krypto; Comet the Super-Horse; Streaky the Super-Cat; Super-Monkey; Legion of Super-Heroes [Saturn Girl; Bouncing Boy; Element Lad; Chameleon Boy; Sun Boy; Invisible Kid; Colossal Boy; Lightning Lass; Shrinking Violet]; The "Look-Alike" Squad of Kandor; The Jimmy Olsen Fan Club; Martha Kent (statue); Jonathan Kent (statue); Bizarro (statue); Bizarro-Boy (statue); Lex Luthor (cameo); Superboy (flashback); President John F. Kennedy
Synopsis
The television show "Our American Heroes" gathers many of Superman's friends for a surprise tribute. Lois and Lana are sure that Clark Kent will not appear, which will prove their theory that Clark is Superman, but to their surprise Clark does arrive. Later, Superman thanks President John F. Kennedy for disguising himself as Clark.
Reprints
Keywords
Gold Kryptonite; television

Indexer Notes

Per Bob Bailey, this comic actually appeared on the newsstands approximately one month after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, who is featured as a character in the story.

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
A house on fire!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Keywords
firemen

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1963
No circulation information given.
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc. all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Save Him -- or Kill Him! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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 Edward Simpson III; Michael E, Colby; Clayton Hardiman; Cyril Bryant; Andrew Tolkoff; Charles Prudence; Van Wyck Stassen; "Lex Luthor & Brainiac"

The Untold Story of Argo City! (Table of Contents: 9)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl (origin); Zor-El; Allura; Dick Malverne; Comet the Super-Horse; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Jor-El (flashback); Superman (flashback); Phantom Zone inhabitants [Jer-Em (intro); Jax-Ur; General Zod; Kru-El; Professor Vakox (called Dr. Vakox)]
Synopsis
Supergirl learns that her parents survived the destruction of Argo City and that they are still alive in the Survival Zone, though she cannot reach them.
Reprints
Keywords
Anti-Kryptonite; Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Phantom Zone; Survival Zone

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

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

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

132 Roman Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Robert Edwards Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Growing Animal Circus / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Superman Super-Spectacular!
    Superman
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Prod. Corp.
  3. 2. The Superman Super-Spectacular!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  6. 5. ["A house on fire!"]
    Super-Turtle
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. Save Him -- or Kill Him!
    The Brave and the Bold
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  10. 9. The Untold Story of Argo City!
    Supergirl
  11. 10. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    132 Roman Soldiers
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Robert Edwards Corp.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Growing Animal Circus
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
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