(March-April 1949)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois 4XR
Reprints:

The Menace of the Machine Men (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Aliens appear to land in the woods outside Northville and invade the city with giant robots.
Reprints:

High as a Kite (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy; Topps Chewing Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["???. What seems to be the trouble, Daffy?"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Lit-Win]
Pencils:
? [as Lit-Win]
Inks:
? [as Lit-Win]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle
Synopsis:
Daffy has extra dirt after digging a hole for a fence post.

Indexer Notes

Title from first line of dialogue.

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

Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Roller Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Every Man a Superman (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Lois Lane; Jack; Betty; Professor Wilson; Lois 4XR (intro)
Synopsis:
Superman is thrown into the future where everyone has super powers and he meets a woman who looks just like Lois Lane. He tries to determine if she is his descendant.

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story; Metropolis said to have been destroyed in 1970! Plot revised and re-used in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #28.

["I never did go for this type of thing."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey
Synopsis:
Casey goes to fortune teller.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from first line of dialogue.

["Here comes daddy now."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Bebe; Bebe's dad; Willy Pepper (flashback)
Synopsis:
Bebe has to show her report card to her dad.

Indexer Notes

Title from first line of dialogue.

["Golly! What a big apple mommy gave for the teacher."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pete; Miss Brown
Synopsis:
Pete eats the apple he brought for the teacher.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from first line of dialogue.

["Boy - some rain!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty; Willie
Synopsis:
Shorty tries to get Willie to come out into the rain.

Indexer Notes

Title from first line of dialogue.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

published by National Comics
480 Lexington Ave NY 17, NY
F. W. Ellsworth editor
Owners H. Donenfeld, J. Liebowitz, P. Sampliner, Gussie Donenfeld, Rose Liebowtiz, Sophie Sampliner, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Donenfeld, Frederic Iger, Arlene Donenfeld

The Deaf Man of Bonn (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Perry ?
Inks:
Raymond Perry ?
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Beethoven

Indexer Notes

Beethoven bio

["Gosh, I'm broke again, Jeff!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Vic; Jeff
Synopsis:
Vic needs more money so his father gets him a job.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from first line of dialogue.

["Oh! This is super!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Peg
Synopsis:
Peg is in a car but her date is too young to drive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from first line of dialogue.

The Son of Superman (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Tommy Barstow (intro, briefly adopted by Superman); Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Barstow; Mrs. Barstow
Synopsis:
Superman adopts an orphan boy and builds up his strength and confidence.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Menace of the Machine Men
    Superman
  3. 2. High as a Kite
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy; Topps Chewing Gum
  4. 3. ["???. What seems to be the trouble, Daffy?"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Roller Skates
  6. 5. Every Man a Superman
    Superman
  7. 6. ["I never did go for this type of thing."]
    Casey the Cop
  8. 7. ["Here comes daddy now."]
    Bebe
  9. 8. ["Golly! What a big apple mommy gave for the teacher."]
    Little Pete
  10. 9. ["Boy - some rain!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. Statement of Ownership
  12. 11. The Deaf Man of Bonn
  13. 12. ["Gosh, I'm broke again, Jeff!"]
    Varsity Vic
  14. 13. ["Oh! This is super!"]
    Peg
  15. 14. The Son of Superman
    Superman
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