(June-July 1974)

DC, 1974 Series
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Volume
21
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-03-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (co-editor); Murray Boltinoff (co-editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound (#164-176); Saddle-stitched (#177-222)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #104.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
S-1736
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Tlaca; Jimmy Olsen; Purple Pimpernel; Lois Lane; Superman; Brujo; Perry White; Superbaby; Krypto

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Super-Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan; Pat Broderick ?
Inks
George Klein; Pat Broderick ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
N-969
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Tlaca; Jimmy Olsen; Krypto; Lois Lane; Superbaby; Clark Kent; Perry White
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is a re-working of the cover from Adventure Comics #397. Supergirl figure is redrawn and stats of Superman family members appear alongside story titles. David Bachman has suggested new artwork could be by Pat Broderick.

Princess of the Golden Sun! (Table of Contents: 2)

Supergirl / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S. Maggin
Pencils
Art Saaf
Inks
Vince Colletta; Art Saaf ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Job Number
S-1664
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Tlaca; Poxhuala; Mixcal (High-Priest); Cortez (flashback, cameo); Dean Betsy Lyman; Benjamin Pierce; Martin Hamilton; Eileen Falco; Kerry Berkman; Zor-El (on photo-gram); Allura (on photo-gram)
Synopsis
Supergirl moves to Florida and joins the faculty at the New Athens Experimental School. On her first day, she is attacked by Tlaca, an Aztec princess who gains the powers of anyone who defeats her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Schwartz pay records indicate Saaf pencils and Colletta inks. Art Saaf pay receipts indicate he was paid for Pencils on the entire story and 6 pages of inks. Nick Caputo believes inks are entirely by Colletta.

Schwartz records provided by DC Comics and Art Saaf pay receipts information provided by Steve Saaf.

Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard! (Table of Contents: 3)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-937
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lucy Lane; Superintendent Baker; Purple Pimpernel [Lord Bunkley]; Sergeant Kipper; Superman; Stumpy
Synopsis
Perry sends Jimmy to England to work for Scotland Yard for a week. While there Jimmy tries to capture the Purple Pimpernel.
Reprints

Superbaby's First Foster-Parents! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superbaby / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Vivian Berg ?

Job Number
N-939
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superbaby; Jor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Reverend Blake; Millie; kidnappers
Synopsis
Superbaby lands on Earth and is discovered by Martha and Jonathan Kent. When they leave him at the orphanage another couple adopts him before the Kents can. This couple is trying to use the baby to fool some kidnappers and con them out of their money.
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Supergirl's Career! (Table of Contents: 5)

Supergirl / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Al Plastino; Curt Swan; Jim Mooney; Mike Sekowsky; Art Saaf; Bob Oksner
Inks
Al Plastino; George Klein; Jim Mooney; Jack Abel; Vince Colletta; Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
N-970
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Superman; Zor-El; Allura
Synopsis
Information on all the careers Supergirl/Linda Danvers has had.

Indexer Notes

Summary of Supergirl's adventures. Inks credits originally also given to Mike Sekowsky in error (per Tony Isabella). Jack Abel, as Mike Sekowsky's potential inker, from Ted Watson via the GCD Error List.

One panel from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #252 (May 1959).
Scene from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #285 (February 1962) with altered hairstyle.
One panel from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #310 (March 1964).
One panel from Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #318 (November 1964).
Two panels from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #406 (May 1971).
One panel and cover logo figure from Supergirl (DC, 1972 series) #1 (November 1972).

The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity! (Table of Contents: 6)

Perry White / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-936
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Dirk Denver (villain); Superman Robots; Gentleman Jerry; Criminal Bureau of Information; Steve Bevan (actor); Chuck Darren (F.B.I. Agent); Rand Sterling (science-fiction writer)
Synopsis
Perry White attempts to capture Gentleman Jerry, a crook posing as a hobo. Perry is hit on the head and has amnesia and is tricked into trying to find out Superman's secret identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally a Superman feature. Establishes Superman's height at 6'2" tall.

Lois Lane's Jungle Jeopardy! (Table of Contents: 7)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-938
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Perry White; Stace Lorin [disguised as Van Coyle]; Rico (South American student); Superman
Synopsis
Lois Lane travels to the Amazon with the Peace Corps. Secretly she is on the trail of the jewel thief Stace Lorin.
Reprints

Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations! (Table of Contents: 8)

Krypto / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-940
Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto; Superboy; Bizarro; Sinbad; Mrs. O'Leary; Lana Lang (cameo); Chief Parker
Synopsis
Bizarro gives Krypto a "gift" of a Red Kryptonite meteor. This Red Kryptonite turns Krypto into several different types of animals.
Reprints
Keywords
Bizzaro World; green kryptonite; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.

Clark Kent, Gangster! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Private Life of Clark Kent / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-941
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pete the Penman (villain); Kid Spade (villain); "Pills" Paley (villain); Mr. Kreep (villain); Nitro Nick (all as Larceny, Inc., intro for all); Superman; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
Synopsis
When the Daily Planet goes on strike Superman decides to try out a new secret identity as a member of a criminal gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally a Superman feature.

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

Super Fe-Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Pat Broderick ? (illustration)
Inks
Pat Broderick ? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Job Number
S-1740
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Supergirl; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane
  2. 1. Super-Contents
  3. 2. Princess of the Golden Sun!
    Supergirl
  4. 3. Jimmy Olsen in Scotland Yard!
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. Superbaby's First Foster-Parents!
    Superbaby
  6. 5. Supergirl's Career!
    Supergirl
  7. 6. The Man Who Betrayed Superman's Identity!
    Perry White
  8. 7. Lois Lane's Jungle Jeopardy!
    Lois Lane
  9. 8. Krypto's Three Amazing Transformations!
    Krypto
  10. 9. Clark Kent, Gangster!
    The Private Life of Clark Kent
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Super Fe-Mail
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Allen Ross
  • Ramon Schenk
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