(April 1976)

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Volume
39
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1976-01-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor); Bob Rozakis (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 Comic Reader #126.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2247
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superman runs into real interference from his newest, most fantastic foe -- Blackrock!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Blackrock
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Twinkieless Gotham City (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Me a Super-Hero! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2201
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Morgan Edge; Steve Lombard; Lola Barnett; Samuel Tanner; Newton Rockwell; Blackrock (intro, origin, villain)
Synopsis
The head of UBC TV believes that the GBS TV network (at which Clark Kent works) owns Superman. He wants a super-hero for his network. Dr. Silverstone creates the Blackrock suit for UBC. Superman and Blackrock get in each others' way to stop bank robbers. But who is Blackrock?
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Indexer Notes

Story continues in Action Comics #459.

Justice for All Includes Children, 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Neal Adams
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Masquerade of the Nutty Kid! (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Arrow and Black Canary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Elliot S! Maggin
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S-2179
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Black Canary; Danny Harris; Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis
Lex Luthor reveals his plan. He masqueraded as Danny Harris to get close to Black Canary and use his hypno-gun to make her try to kill Green Arrow. But Black Canary hypnotizes herself to see Lex Luthor as Green Arrow, enabling her to attack him. He escapes, but this breaks the spell. The real Green Arrow arrives to help Black Canary find the real Danny Harris.
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Indexer Notes

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

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

Superman in Action / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-2253
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Superman runs into real interference from his newest, most fantastic foe -- Blackrock!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Twinkieless Gotham City
    Batman; Hostess Twinkies
  3. 2. Make Me a Super-Hero!
    Superman
  4. 3. Justice for All Includes Children, 2
    Superman
  5. 4. Masquerade of the Nutty Kid!
    Green Arrow and Black Canary
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman in Action
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