(October 1969)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly (semi-monthly March)
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.


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

["Here's a whole treasure chest of fun"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Superman / comic story / 10 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

story continued from the previous issue.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["New Toot Sweet turns yummy Tootsie Rolls into whistles."] (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:

["Fun! Fun! And more fun!"] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

["Grow amazing live sea-monkeys!"] (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)

["Exciting ant farm!"] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["New 'Matchbox' Models of the Month"] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["A call for Super-Turtle!"] (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

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)

["Baseball fans are crazy about this true-to-life baseball game"] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["204 pc. Revolutionary War soldiers set"] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Win $1,000 college scholarship"] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["The monsters are back, and they glow in the dark!"] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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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