(July 1964)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1964-05-28
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 ad in Superboy #114 and copyright registration.


The Day Superman Became the Flash! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Day Superman Became the Flash! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Justice League of America [Green Arrow; The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman; Batman]; Topo; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback); Zhan-Zar (flashback)
Synopsis:
Aquaman discovers and delivers to Supermen a video recording of Jor-El that tells about several computer predictions he once commissioned to help him choose where to send his son's rocket after the destruction of Krypton. Superman watches it with his Justice League friends and learns that on each of the other possible worlds where his father might have sent him, be becomes a hero just like one of the other Leaguers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gangor; Krypton; Ntann; Saruun; Valair; Xann

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

L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Arthur L. Axelbank; Mark Pickens; Ronnie Richie; Bruce Miller; David Hartley; Duane Jepsen; Steve Myers.

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / 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:
This is my first day out as a rookie...
Genre:
humor

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal! (Table of Contents: 11)

Supergirl / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo Dorfman
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Supergirl (origin retold); Zor-El; Allura; Fred Danvers; Edna Danvers; Comet the Super-Horse (flashback); Supergirl robots; Supergirl Emergency Squad; Dar-Lin; Dick Malverne (cameo); Lena Thorul (cameo)
Synopsis:
Now living in Kandor, Supergirl's mother Allura suffers a health crisis because she misses Kara so deeply. Supergirl's adopted parents Fred and Edna Danvers agree to trade places with Zor-El and Allura -- they will live permanently in Kandor so that the Kryptonian family can be reunited on Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Argo City; Fortress of Solitude; Kandor; Survival Zone

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

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

9th Giant Superman Annual (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Whole Batman Family! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Superman; Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day Superman Became the Flash!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  3. 2. The Day Superman Became the Flash!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    L. C. Leprechaun; Lucky Charms
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  9. 8. ["This is my first day out as a rookie..."]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane; Adventure Comics; Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
  11. 10. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  12. 11. Supergirl's Tragic Ordeal!
    Supergirl
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  14. 13. 9th Giant Superman Annual
    Superman
  15. 14. The Whole Batman Family!
    Batman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. ["Boys and Girls! Now you can get the Superman plastic hobby kit..."]
    Superman; Aurora
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