([April-May] 1974)

DC, 1974 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
72
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-01-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Cardboard covers; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #103.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Carmine Infantino
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint of original cover.

$25 Cash Prizes! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a distant planet was destroyed by old age...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
A space vehicle from a destroyed world lands on Earth, and its occupant becomes Superman. In addition, a scientific explanation for this being's powers is given.
Reprints

[The Coming of Superman] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Shuster ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Lois Lane; Daily Star; Evelyn Curry; Bea Carroll (villain); Butch Matson (villain); Senator Barrows (villain); Alex Greer (villain)
Synopsis
Superman delivers a witness to the governor to stop an execution, then stops a wife-beater. Later Superman, as Clark Kent, goes out with Lois, but she earns the wrath of Butch Matson and Superman must save her. Finally, Clark is assigned a story on the South American republic of San Monte. He heads to Washington DC to find out who is behind Senator Barrows pushing legislation which will embroil the United States in a war in Europe by grabbing lobbyist Alex Greer and scaring the truth out of him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

"Chuck" Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Charles Dawson, owner of the Circle D Ranch is killed in a bloody Texas range war,…
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chuck Dawson; Notch Logan (villain); John Burwell (villain); "Trigger" Holt (villain); Butch (villain)
Synopsis
Chuck begins a vendetta against the crooked ranch owners who have, by fraud, acquired the range lands he inherited after his father's death.
Reprints

The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies! (Table of Contents: 8)

Zatara / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara (introduction); Tong (introduction); Brady (death); Captain Kennedy; The Tigress (introduction, villain); Babcock (villain)
Synopsis
Zatara and Tong investigate the murders of several railroad detectives and the theft of over $200,000 in loot.
Reprints

South Sea Strategy [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Captain Frank Thomas
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bret Coleman; Cottonball; Merna Newton; Samuel Newton; South Seas natives (villains)
Synopsis
Bret and Cottonball seek to rescue one Samuel Newton, whose daughter was carried off into the jungle by a pack of savage natives.
Reprints

Sticky-Mitt Stimson (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sticky-Mitt Stimson
Synopsis
Sticky swipes some apples and is pursued by the police. He gets a lucky break to make good his escape.
Reprints

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

The Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sven Elven
Pencils
Sven Elven
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the year 1271...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Nicolo Polo; Uncle Maffeo; Marco Polo; Niku
Synopsis
Marco, his father and his uncle are given an audience with the new Pope. They are sent on a mission to satisfy a request from the Khan of Tartary for priests and men of learning.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

"Pep" Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pep Morgan, versatile young athlete is fighting Sailor Sorenson...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Pop Burkett; Sailor Sorenson; Boomerang; O'Rourke; Doc Lowery (villain)
Synopsis
When the Boxing Commission runs a dirty fight trainer out of town, he swears his revenge...against Pep.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Scoop Scanlon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Ely
Inks
Will Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scoop Scanlon, ace reporter of The Bulletin, rouses his sleepy-eyed pal and photographer…
Genre
adventure
Characters
Scoop Scanlon; Rusty James; Arnold (villain)
Synopsis
An international jewel thief arrives in America as a prisoner, but Scoop and Rusty are on hand to witness his escape with the help of his gang lying in wait.
Reprints

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

Tex Thomson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having struck it rich in the oil fields of Texas...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson (introduction, see notes); Bob; Betty; unnamed gangster chief (intro, villain, death); Monk (villain); Sonja (villain)
Synopsis
Ken is framed for the murder of a man, and, with the help of Betty and Bobby, sets out to prove his innocence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Tex Thomson later becomes Mr. America in Action Comics #33 and then Americommando in Action Comics #54.

[Fred Astaire, Constance Bennett, Charles Boyer, Wheeler and Wollsey] (Table of Contents: 15)

Stardust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as the Star-Gazer]
Inks
? [as the Star-Gazer]
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fred Astaire once sat in a booth during…
Genre
biography
Characters
Fred Astaire; Constance Bennett; Charles Boyer; Wheeler; Woolsey
Reprints

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

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take it easy, horsey. We'll finish in the money anyhow!
Genre
sports
Characters
Sheldon Lejeune; Lou Gehrig; Babe Ruth; Lee Grissom; Norris Polk; Otis Baker; Sam Leslie
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the original inside back cover.

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Line of DC Super-Stars (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  4. 3. $25 Cash Prizes!
  5. 4. ["As a distant planet was destroyed by old age..."]
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Coming of Superman]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["And so begins the startling adventures..."]
    Superman
  8. 7. ["When Charles Dawson, owner of the Circle D Ranch is killed in a bloody Texas range war,…"]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Freight Train Robberies!
    Zatara
  10. 9. South Sea Strategy [Part 1]
  11. 10. Sticky-Mitt Stimson
  12. 11. ["It's the year 1271..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  13. 12. ["Pep Morgan, versatile young athlete is fighting Sailor Sorenson..."]
    "Pep" Morgan
  14. 13. ["Scoop Scanlon, ace reporter of The Bulletin, rouses his sleepy-eyed pal and photographer…"]
    Scoop Scanlon
  15. 14. ["Having struck it rich in the oil fields of Texas..."]
    Tex Thomson
  16. 15. [Fred Astaire, Constance Bennett, Charles Boyer, Wheeler and Wollsey]
    Stardust
  17. 16. ["Take it easy, horsey. We'll finish in the money anyhow!"]
    Odds 'n Ends
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  19. 18. The Line of DC Super-Stars
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Superman
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