([April] 1992)

DC, 1992 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1992-02-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
070989311459 05
Editing
Bob Kahan; Mort Weisinger (original)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

This is one of 10 issues under the banner "DC Silver Age Classics." They reprinted classic comics of the Silver Age. They had no numbers or publication dates in the indicia.

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Supergirl; Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Matt Webb (reconstruction); ? (original)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The price has been removed from the original, and the number got moved next to the month (should be underneath).

Credits are from this reprint. Other sources credit the art to Curt Swan and Al Plastino.

The Menace of Metallo! (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Matt Webb (reconstruction); ? (original)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Metallo [John Corben] (intro, villain); Professor Vale; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen (cameo)
Synopsis
Criminal John Corben, who is nearly killed in an auto accident, is given a robot body powered by uranium. When he is hit by bullets meant for Lois, she assumes he is really Superman. Recognizing a good idea, Corben impersonates Superman to collect more uranium. Running out of sources of uranium, Corben learns that he can also be powered by kryptonite. But he doesn't realize that the kryptonite he steals is fake, prop kryptonite and collapses.
Reprints

Congo Bill Dies at Dawn! (Table of Contents: 2)

Congorilla / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
Matt Webb (reconstruction); ? (original)
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; superhero; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Congorilla; Sir Rupert; Corporal Gabin
Synopsis
While leading an expedition through the desert, Congo Bill stops at an apparently deserted oasis. But the water has been drugged, and the expedition passes out. When they awaken they find they are prisoners inside a nearby outpost that has been taken over by renegades. Bill, who is imprisoned separately from the others, rubs his magic ring and soon Congorilla is attacking the fort and freeing the expedition.
Reprints

The Supergirl from Krypton! (Table of Contents: 3)

Supergirl / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
Matt Webb (reconstruction); ? (original)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (introduction, first appearance, origin); Zor-El (introduction, flashback); Alura (introduction, flashback); Miss Hart (introduction); Superboy (on a poster)
Synopsis
Superman spies a crashing rocket and discovers his cousin Supergirl. She tells him how Argo City survived the destruction of Krypton and how her father sent her to Earth when the inhabitants of Argo City were threatened by Kryptonite poisoning. Superman sets her up in Midvale Orphanage so she can adjust to life on Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Anti-Kryptonite (introduction)

Action Comics #252 (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Classic Comments / in-house column / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Silver Age Fun Facts to Know and Tell! / text article / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Fun facts about the Silver Age, scattered throughout the issue in 1/3 page chunks (four of them).

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl; Superman
  2. 1. The Menace of Metallo!
    Superman
  3. 2. Congo Bill Dies at Dawn!
    Congorilla
  4. 3. The Supergirl from Krypton!
    Supergirl
  5. 4. Action Comics #252
    Classic Comments
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Silver Age Fun Facts to Know and Tell!
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