(October-November 1974)

DC, 1974 Series
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Volume
21
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-07-25
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 #108.


A Deep Death for Mr. Action! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Job Number
B-2178
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Superbaby [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Insect Queen [Lana Lang]
Reprints

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-1104
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen

Indexer Notes

Illustration is a modified version of the cover to Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #131.

A Deep Death for Mr. Action (Table of Contents: 2)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-1975
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Morgan Edge; Diana Savage; Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Jimmy goes to a shipwreck to recover some paintings for a museum and discovers Diana Savage and her scheme to help hide wanted criminals.
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The Trail of the Spider (Table of Contents: 3)

Jimmy Olsen / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-2010
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Corrigan (Police Detective); Mickey Salter; Spider; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Jimmy and Corrigan try to find out why Corrigan's snitch Mickey Salter was killed.
Reprints

Super Pets and Super-Threats (Table of Contents: 4)

character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Curt Swan; Jim Mooney; John Sikela (illustrations)
Inks
George Klein; Jim Mooney; John Sikela (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
N-1040
Genre
superhero
Characters
Krypto; Streaky; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El]; Comet; Proty II; Beppo; Chandu; Super-Ape; King Krypton; Titano; Grodd; Super-Bird; Krypto-Mouse
Synopsis
Information on both super-pets and also animals that became "Super-Threats".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art clipped and pasted from past issues.

The Amazing Hydro-Girl! (Table of Contents: 5)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1106
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Anti-Superman Gang; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Lois Lane takes an experimental formula for breathing underwater. Later she finds the formula is bad and causes her to be dunked in fluid every hour or she will die.
Reprints

Supergirl's Greatest Victory! (Table of Contents: 6)

Supergirl / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-1107
Genre
superhero
Characters
Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (origin recap); Superman [Clark Kent]; Zor-El (flashback); Allura (unnamed, flashback); Metal-eater beast
Synopsis
Supergirl tries to build up an immunity to Kryptonite by gradually exposing herself to large and larger doses.
Reprints
Keywords
Argo City (unnamed flashback); Fortress of Solitude; Krypton (flashback); kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Re-telling of the origin of Supergirl.

The Lair of Brainiac! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superbaby / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-1111
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superbaby [Clark Kent]; Superboy [Clark Kent]; Brainiac; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Krypto (Cameo); Tagor; Renlo; Koko (Brainiac's pet); Jor-El (Cameo); Lara (Cameo)
Synopsis
Brainiac kidnaps baby Kal-El to use to force Jor-El to turn over one of his inventions.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.

The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot! (Table of Contents: 8)

Pete Ross, Superboy's Pal / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1109
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Pete Ross; Chief Parker; Legion of Super-Heroes statues; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Ultra-Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl; Cosmic Boy; Chameleon Boy
Synopsis
While Superboy is in the future with the Legion, Pete Ross accidentally breaks the Superboy Robot that was left behind to take care of any emergencies.
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Indexer Notes

Originally a Superboy feature. Flashback details how Pete Ross found out Superboy's secret identity.

Fact File on the Superman Family (Table of Contents: 9)

character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger; John Forte; Curt Swan; George Papp (illustrations)
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger; John Forte; George Klein; Murphy Anderson; George Papp (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Lang; Bizarro; Superbaby [Clark Kent]; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Pete Ross
Synopsis
Information on various Superman Family characters.
Reprints

Super Lucy Lane! (Table of Contents: 10)

Lucy Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
N-1108
Genre
superhero
Characters
Jimmy Olsen; Lucy Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Princess Ilona of the Sunev Galaxy (photo); Allura of Ashtar (photo); Perry White; Howard Hume (Tycoon)
Synopsis
On a trip to the Fortress of Solitude, Lucy Lane gaines super-powers after touching Red Kryptonite.
Reprints
Keywords
Bottle City of Kandor; Fortress of Solituide; red kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Originally a Jimmy Olsen feature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks
George Klein ? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-2200

The Insect Queen of Smallville (Table of Contents: 12)

Lana Lang / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1110
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Lana Lang [also as Insect Queen]; Mrs. Lang
Synopsis
Lana helps an alien who rewards her with a ring that gives her the powers of insects.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally a Superboy feature.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Deep Death for Mr. Action!
    Jimmy Olsen; Supergirl; Lois Lane
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Deep Death for Mr. Action
    Jimmy Olsen
  4. 3. The Trail of the Spider
    Jimmy Olsen
  5. 4. Super Pets and Super-Threats
  6. 5. The Amazing Hydro-Girl!
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. Supergirl's Greatest Victory!
    Supergirl
  8. 7. The Lair of Brainiac!
    Superbaby
  9. 8. The Day Pete Ross Became a Robot!
    Pete Ross, Superboy's Pal
  10. 9. Fact File on the Superman Family
  11. 10. Super Lucy Lane!
    Lucy Lane
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jimmy Olsen's Pen-Pals
  13. 12. The Insect Queen of Smallville
    Lana Lang
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