Superman #51
(March-April 1948)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1947-12-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (editor, credited); Jack Schiff (assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Last Siegel and Shuster by-lines in this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane
Reprints:

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

Credit Sales Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); King of Topsy Turvy World (introduction); Princess of Topsy Turvy World (introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Mxyztplk tries to get Lois Lane to marry him so he won't have to marry the king's daughter.

Indexer Notes

Mxyztplk's home called Topsy Turvy World, instead of Zrfff. The king is not Brpxz.

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

She Makes a Honey of a Rescue! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Meet a Bit-o-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Magnetic Mobster! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Ohm (Villain, Introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

The Dummy in the Wax Museum! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Danny's Dream (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Book Learning (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Rhodes
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Mr. District Attorney / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Death on Wheels! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Bossed Superman! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Steve Brodie ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Pudge Purdy (villain, introduction); Lois Lane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Rehashed in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #130.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The hurricane is headed due north...
Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Leave It to Binky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Easy Way to Change a Fuse (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Credit Sales Company
  3. 2. Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. She Makes a Honey of a Rescue!
    Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  6. 5. The Magnetic Mobster!
    Superman
  7. 6. The Dummy in the Wax Museum!
    The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  8. 7. Danny's Dream
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Book Learning
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Mr. District Attorney
  13. 12. Death on Wheels!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  14. 13. The Man Who Bossed Superman!
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  16. 15. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  17. 16. ["The hurricane is headed due north..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Leave It to Binky
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. Easy Way to Change a Fuse
    Eveready
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