(March 1966)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly; (semi-monthly, March)
On-sale date
1966-01-27
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; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
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.

Copyright © National Periodical Publications, Inc., 1966.


Luthor's First Victory Over Superman! (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]; Brainiac (as a wooden dummy); Lex Luthor (as a wooden dummy)
Reprints

Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Characters
Betsy; Bobby
Synopsis
Betsy tells young Bobby that he should keep his room neater but realizes that she has the same problem.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated May 1959.

Luthor's First Victory Over Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Ardora; Van Benson; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; President Lyndon B. Johnson; Brainiac
Synopsis
Luthor and Brainiac have destroyed Superman's self-confidence but he eventually manages to defeat them.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Lexor

Indexer Notes

story continued from the previous issue

Look -- Up in the Sky! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Second Smash Issue! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1965
No circulation information given.
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Estate of Harry Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz; P.H. Sampliner; Irwin Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, and Sonia Iger, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y.

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

Metropolis Mailbag / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (logo illustration)
Inks
George Klein (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers - Ellen Maccarrone, Dan Solla, Ralph D. Ecoff, Thelma Field, Brad Phillips, Mark Taylor, Gail Revere and Carol Halstead.

The Prize of Peril (Table of Contents: 7)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Danvers]; Dick Malverne; Edna Danvers; Fred Danvers; Stan Wellwood; Jak-Thal; Zilya
Synopsis
Linda Danvers cheats to win the Miss Universe contest when she learns that the winner will be taken from Earth and forced to compete in an interplanetary beauty contest. She wins the Miss Cosmos contest as well, but the "prize" is to be transformed into an ugly freak.
Reprints
Keywords
beauty contest

Indexer Notes

story continues in the following issue

Riddler on the Move (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Painting a Model Car! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 9)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Job Number
6364

Indexer Notes

Part 2 is in Adventure Comics #342 and Metamorpho #5.

Direct Current [March 1966] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Luthor's First Victory Over Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself?
  3. 2. Luthor's First Victory Over Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Look -- Up in the Sky!
    Supergirl
  5. 4. Second Smash Issue!
    The Spectre
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  8. 7. The Prize of Peril
    Supergirl
  9. 8. Riddler on the Move
    Batman
  10. 9. Painting a Model Car! Part 1
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  11. 10. Direct Current [March 1966]
    Direct Currents
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