Superman #55
(November-December 1948)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1948-08-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)
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 the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 2, Part 2, Number 2, Periodicals, July-December 1948. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B152799.


Too Many Heroes! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring; Stan Kaye (background figures)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

America's Greatest Comics Characters (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Prankster's Second Childhood! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Prankster; Lois Lane; Professor Manley; Perry White
Synopsis
The Prankster is voted Most Admired Man by the students at the Manly Academy for Problem Children.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Bill Woolfolk but it's not in his pay records per Martin O'Hearn.

Bob Feller (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Death on the Speedway (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

In Keds It's a Breeze! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

U. S. Keds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bill Wins? (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Irvin Foster Sportswear / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Richest Man in the World! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Stephen Van Schuyler III; Mary Jones
Synopsis
Millionaire Stephen Van Schuyler wants to marry Lois Lane, so she stages a contest to see who can give her the most spectacular gifts, Schuyler or Superman.
Reprints

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

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jimmie Saves the Limited (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meow!" "Shoo, cat!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's fine. I'll take them!
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

The Boy Who Wasn't Too Bright (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson [as William Morrison]
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Albert Einstein

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

Sonny / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Jack Bogle (signed)
Pencils
Jack Bogle (signed)
Inks
Jack Bogle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now for a nice quiet rest before dinner...
Genre
humor

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

Monark Super Deluxe / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Avalanche! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Too Many Heroes! (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Jonathan Trundle; Peter Lorloff ; Carole Lorloff; Stella Lorloff; Felix Lorloff
Synopsis
Actor Peter Loroff wills all his money to the person who performs the most heroic deed in the week after his death.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

American Flyer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Saving the Secret Supersonic Plane (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes that big bully who's always picking on me!
Genre
humor; children

Yea, Bucko! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

B. F. Goodrich / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Catch More Fish (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Too Many Heroes!
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. America's Greatest Comics Characters
  4. 3. Prankster's Second Childhood!
    Superman
  5. 4. Bob Feller
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Death on the Speedway
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. In Keds It's a Breeze!
    U. S. Keds
  8. 7. Bill Wins?
    Cracker Jack
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Irvin Foster Sportswear
  10. 9. The Richest Man in the World!
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  12. 11. ["What a swell set!"]
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia
  14. 13. Jimmie Saves the Limited
    Ingersoll Mickey Mouse Watch
  15. 14. ["Meow!" "Shoo, cat!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  16. 15. ["That's fine. I'll take them!"]
    Casey the Cop
  17. 16. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. The Boy Who Wasn't Too Bright
  19. 18. ["Now for a nice quiet rest before dinner..."]
    Sonny
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  21. 20. Avalanche!
    Ray-o-Vac
  22. 21. Too Many Heroes!
    Superman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    American Flyer
  24. 23. Saving the Secret Supersonic Plane
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  25. 24. ["Here comes that big bully who's always picking on me!"]
    Little Pete
  26. 25. Yea, Bucko!
    B. F. Goodrich
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  29. 28. How to Catch More Fish
    Eveready
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
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