(June 1970)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1970-04-30
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.


The Kid Who Struck Out Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
W-450
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ronnie
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

The Kid Who Struck Out Superman! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 12.5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
W-452
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ronnie; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman inexplicably tries out several professional sports, but dismisses them all as boring and unchallenging. It's all a ruse to cover his plan to prevent the alien Slurrans from invading Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; basketball; boxing; football; soccer; tennis

Take a Giant Step... (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman (DC, 1939 series) #227 [Giant #G-72], on sale April 14

The Superman Legend: Rogues' Gallery! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
W-426
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor; Brainiac; Toyman; the Parasite; the Puzzler; the Prankster; Mr. Mxyzptlk; Jax-Ur; Kru-El; General Zod; Professor Vakox
Reprints
Keywords
Kandor; Phantom Zone

Indexer Notes

A short feature on Superman's enemies. Art credits from the Best of DC reprint.

The Mystery Legionnaire! (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
W-447
Genre
superhero
Characters
Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Shrinking Violet; Chemical King]; Klim
Synopsis
The head of the android criminal Klim seeks to reunite with his body and to take his revenge on the Legionnaire who defeated him, but the same team that stopped him before stops him again.
Reprints

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

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

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Al Plastino ? (logo illustration)
Inks
Al Plastino ? (logo illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
W-557

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Jeff Qualls, Arther Harrison, Dave Marr, Bryan Kaster, Alvin Yellon, Gary Kleppe, Ray Fannan, Colin Robertson, and James Mills.

The letter from Colin Robertson suggests that a future child of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad would be "like Validus of the Fatal Five, able to project mental lightning." This idea was used several years later.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Kid Who Struck Out Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Kid Who Struck Out Superman!
    Superman
  3. 2. Take a Giant Step...
    Superman
  4. 3. The Superman Legend: Rogues' Gallery!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Mystery Legionnaire!
    Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Metropolis Mailbag
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