(April 1964)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1964-02-27
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #76 and copyright registration.

The Legion's Suicide Squad! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Ultra Boy; Cosmic Boy; Triplicate Girl; Star Boy]
Reprints

The Golden Rule (Table of Contents: 1)

Bob Hope / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor; advocacy
Characters
Bob Hope
Synopsis
The Golden Rule is universal.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Legion's Suicide Squad! Part I (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Colossal Boy; Element Lad; Sun Boy; Shrinking Violet; Phantom Girl; Mon-El; Superboy; Bouncing Boy; Saturn Girl; Chameleon Boy; Brainiac 5; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Invisible Kid; Lightning Lad; Cosmic Boy]
Synopsis
Isolationist planet Throon builds a citadel to keep others away and uses a ray to disable all passing spaceships. The first Legion team selected to take out the ray meets their defeat.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue...

Part II: The Charge of the Substitute Heroes! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn (splash only); ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Substitute-Heroes [Fire Lad; Chlorophyll Kid; Polar Boy; Stone Boy; Night Girl]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Sun Boy; Star Boy; Triplicate Girl; Ultra Boy; Matter-Eater Lad; Cosmic Boy; Invisible Kid; Superboy; Brainiac 5; Bouncing Boy; Chameleon Boy; Saturn Girl; Element Lad; Phantom Girl; Colossal Boy; Light Lass; Mon-El; Lightning Lad]
Synopsis
The next two teams of Legionnaires also fail, but the Subs are able to put an end to the menace of Throon.
Reprints

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

Smallville Mailsack / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jack Darrow, Marion Forman, Bobby Waldon, and Sharon Ruben. Last Smallville Mailsack; becomes The Legion Outpost with the following issue.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 7)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Superboy's Best Friend! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Jack; Freddy Shaw (intro, dies); Freddy Shaw robot; Mr. Gray (a teacher); Dr. Kenyon; Joe Shaw; Rick Farrow
Synopsis
Freddy Shaw becomes Clark Kent's best friend and is let in on his secret identity as Superboy. Freddy proceeds to blab to his ex-convict half-brother Joe and his buddy Rick Farrow and finally in his last few hours to anyone who was close to his death bed. All of Freddy's blabbing was caused by his brain fever delirium.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A "Hall of Fame Classic." Script credit confirmed by Bob Hughes. We previously credited Leo Dorfman and, before that, Bernstein.

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

Blast Off / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

American Seed Co. / 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. The Legion's Suicide Squad!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. The Golden Rule
    Bob Hope
  3. 2. The Legion's Suicide Squad! Part I
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  4. 3. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  5. 4. Part II: The Charge of the Substitute Heroes!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Smallville Mailsack
  7. 6. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    World's Finest Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Action Comics
  8. 7. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co.
  10. 9. Superboy's Best Friend!
    Superboy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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