(October 1969)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly (semi-monthly, March)
On-sale date
1969-08-28
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; 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

Printed in the U.S.A. On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Dictator of Earth! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
W-350
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
flags; United Nations

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Dictator of Earth! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 9.17 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
W-351
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superman Revenge Squad [Dorx; Krit]; Lois Lane (cameo); Perry White (cameo)
Synopsis
Superman decides not to expose himself to Gold Kryptonite and instead agrees to stand trial at the United Nations for his apparent misdeeds. Eventually he is able to prove his innocence and expose the guilty aliens.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet; Fortress of Solitude; Gold Kryptonite; Red Kryptonite; United Nations

Indexer Notes

Page 6 is a 2/3-page and page 10 is a 1/2-page. Story continues from the previous issue.

The Jug (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Brand Rustlers (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Lee Rider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Can an Artist Become the World's Greatest Super Heroes? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Job Number
W-510

Indexer Notes

letters from: Joseph Vasil, Jack Willis, Alan Downs, David Pauley, Eve T. Spotter, James Hagler, Leonard Philip Zinna, Rand Lee

The Hapless Hero! (Table of Contents: 8)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Shrinking Violet; Matter-Eater Lad; Karate Kid; Phantom Girl; Chemical King; Brainiac 5; Saturn Girl; Lightning Lad; Ultra Boy; Princess Projectra]; Duplicate Boy; Rall (father of Matter-Eater Lad); Mitz (mother of Matter-Eater Lad)
Synopsis
While other Legionnaires spend time with their families, Matter-Eater Lad has an argument with his father. He ends up back at Legion headquarters where Shrinking Violet complains about her boyfirend troubles. They go out on a date which is interrupted by the arrival of Duplicate Boy. But instead of fighting, Matter-Eater Lad teaches Duplicate Boy how to treat a lady.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Presenting Four of the Greatest Superman-Batman Mystery Epics of All Time... In One Giant Issue! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Super-Turtle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A call for Super-Turtle!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Super-Turtle
Synopsis
Super-Turtle has trouble changing into his costume in the dark.

A Startling Beginning, A Shocking Ending! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Dictator of Earth!
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Here's a whole treasure chest of fun"]
  3. 2. The Dictator of Earth!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Jug
  5. 4. ["New Toot Sweet turns yummy Tootsie Rolls into whistles."]
  6. 5. The Brand Rustlers
    Lee Rider
  7. 6. How Can an Artist Become the World's Greatest Super Heroes?
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
  9. 8. The Hapless Hero!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  10. 9. ["Fun! Fun! And more fun!"]
  11. 10. ["Grow amazing live sea-monkeys!"]
  12. 11. Presenting Four of the Greatest Superman-Batman Mystery Epics of All Time... In One Giant Issue!
  13. 12. ["Exciting ant farm!"]
  14. 13. ["New 'Matchbox' Models of the Month"]
  15. 14. ["A call for Super-Turtle!"]
    Super-Turtle
  16. 15. A Startling Beginning, A Shocking Ending!
    Batman
  17. 16. ["Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game"]
  18. 17. ["204 pc. Revolutionary War soldiers set"]
  19. 18. ["Win $1,000 college scholarship"]
  20. 19. ["The monsters are back, and they glow in the dark!"]
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