(October-November 1974)

DC, 1972 Series
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Volume
3
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1974-07-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell (Editor); Allan Asherman (Assistant Editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #108.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
H. J. Ward (signed)
Inks
H. J. Ward (signed)
Colors
Sol Harrison
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
H. J. Ward (illustration)
Inks
H. J. Ward (illustration)
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

The Superman illustration is the same as the cover (but in black and white).

War in Europe (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy (uncredited)
Inks
Paul Cassidy (uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Vin Sullivan (original editor)

Job Number
N-1031
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed in story); Lita Laverne [Agent T-21] (villain, introduction, foreign actress)
Synopsis
When Toran suddenly invades Galonia, Clark and Lois are sent to cover the war. On the ship to Europe, Clark saves the life of Lita Laverne, a famous foreign actress. When she later snubs him, Clark and Lois attend a reception for Lita to investigate. The reception is cut short when the city is bombed. Superman ends the bombing but discovers a neutral steamship is under attack and that Lita might have a connection.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Star; Galonia-Toran War; Luxor; Steamer Baronta

Indexer Notes

The title is from the table of contents (the original is untitled).

Paul Cassidy credits from GCD index of original printing.

The last panel (which originally was a Spectre promotional ad) was changed to give a factoid: this story was the last to use the name Daily Star (the newspaper became the Daily Planet with the next issue).

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

Supergram the Superman Puzzle Game / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Wayne Boring; Martin Naydel (illustrations)
Inks
Wayne Boring ?; Martin Naydel (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

Job Number
N-1089
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is always dropped in the harbor!
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Insurance Death Racket (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-1032
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aged, helpless people, the victims of a ghoulish plot...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Mrs. Davis; Tom Davis (villain); Mr. Fullerton [villain, death]; Martin (villain)
Synopsis
Superman investigates the Fullerton Insurance Company, which is selling small valued policies to poor people, who end up dying under mysterious circumstances.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is from the table of contents (the original is untitled).

How to Draw Superman and Clark Kent (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Curt Swan ?
Pencils
Curt Swan (signed)
Inks
Curt Swan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-1059
Characters
Superman

The Men Who Had to Guard Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original editor)

Job Number
N-1033
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Professor Johns (introduction); James Carson (introduction); Perry White
Synopsis
When a dying scientist tells Clark a secret formula, the Secret Service decides they must protect him.
Reprints

A Concept for Superman's Future (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 4 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Neal Adams (signed)
Inks
Neal Adams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?

Job Number
N-1091
Characters
Superman (statue); the Parasite (statue); the Toyman (statue); Brainiac (statue); Mr. Mxyzptlk (statue); Lex Luthor (statue); Jor-El (statue); Lara (statue)
Keywords
Amusement Park; Fortress of Solitude

Lois Lane's Secret Helper! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-1034
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Krypto (guest star); Supergirl [Kara Zor-El] (cameo); Lucy Lane; Super-Brat (cameo; imaginary); Perry White
Synopsis
Krypto decides to try to make Superman fall in love with Lois Lane.
Reprints
Keywords
A. S. P. C. A.

Cartoon Flips, Starring ...Superman (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1037; N-1038
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Really two Cartoon Flips; one with Superman lifting a 10,000 pound weight, one with Superman crushing a girder.

The Case of the Lethal Letters! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese ?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Job Number
N-1035
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lorraine Lewis [Lorraine Delon] (villain, death); Lana Lang; Lori Lemaris; Lois Lane; Bal-Gra (flashback, a Phantom Zone villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Gold Kryptonite; Point Blank (TV interview show)

The Origin of Superman! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (Layouts); Curt Swan
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (Editorial Advisor, original); E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor, original); Sol Harrison (original)

Job Number
N-1036
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Kal-El] (origin); Jor-El; Lara; Krypton; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman's origin is retold.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The original story was in black and white (with shading). The art on all pages has been extended on the edges to widen them (not by the original artists); that's why many captions are not left-aligned. Splash page artwork later recreated by Bob Oksner for the cover of Superman (DC, 1939 series) #300 (June 1976).

Superman on the Screen (Table of Contents: 12)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Asherman ?
Pencils
? (photos)
Inks
? (photos)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1090
Characters
Superman (photo of George Reeves); Jor-El (photo of Robert Rockwell); Lara (photo of Aline Towne); Pa Kent (photo of Tom Fadden); Lois Lane (photo of Phyllis Coates)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Photos from the first episode of The Adventures of Superman entitled "Superman on Earth"; also photos from the episode "The Clown Who Cried" and from the film "Superman & the Mole-Men"

The Man of Steel (Table of Contents: 13)

Table-Top Diorama / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
N-1095
Characters
Superman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. The art for the Superman figure is based on the cover by H. J. Ward.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. War in Europe
    Superman
  4. 3. ["This is always dropped in the harbor!"]
    Supergram the Superman Puzzle Game
  5. 4. Insurance Death Racket
    Superman
  6. 5. How to Draw Superman and Clark Kent
  7. 6. The Men Who Had to Guard Superman!
    Superman
  8. 7. A Concept for Superman's Future
  9. 8. Lois Lane's Secret Helper!
    Superman
  10. 9. Cartoon Flips, Starring ...Superman
  11. 10. The Case of the Lethal Letters!
    Superman
  12. 11. The Origin of Superman!
    Superman
  13. 12. Superman on the Screen
  14. 13. The Man of Steel
    Table-Top Diorama
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