Superman #57
(March-April 1949)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1948-12-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Menace of the Machine Men! (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
??? What seems to be the trouble, Daffy?
Genre
humor
Characters
Daffy; Doodle
Synopsis
Daffy has extra dirt after digging a hole for a fence post.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Every Man a Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
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.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

Metropolis said to have been destroyed in 1970! Plot revised and re-used in Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (DC, 1958 series) #28. Previously credited to Bill Woolfolk but it's not in his pay records per Martin O'Hearn.

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

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

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

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
I never did go for this type of thing.
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey
Synopsis
Casey goes to fortune teller.
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Bebe / comic story / 2 pages (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 daddy now!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bebe; Bebe's dad; Willy Pepper (flashback)
Synopsis
Bebe has to show her report card to her dad.

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

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
Golly! What a big apple mommy gave for the teacher!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pete; Miss Brown
Synopsis
Pete eats the apple he brought for the teacher.
Reprints

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

Pan-American Band Instruments / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Shorty / 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
Boy - some rain!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty; Willie
Synopsis
Shorty tries to get Willie to come out into the rain.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack 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: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Beethoven

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

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, I'm broke again, Jeff!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Vic; Jeff
Synopsis
Vic needs more money so his father gets him a job.
Reprints

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

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh! This is super!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Peg
Synopsis
Peg is in a car but her date is too young to drive.
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The Son of Superman! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Everything You Want in a Magazine! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Rope 'Em Both, Partner! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Menace of the Machine Men!
    Superman
  4. 3. High As a Kite
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy; Topps Chewing Gum
  5. 4. ["??? What seems to be the trouble, Daffy?"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Roller Skates
  7. 6. Every Man a Superman!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superboy
  9. 8. ["I never did go for this type of thing."]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. ["Here comes daddy now!"]
    Bebe
  12. 11. ["Golly! What a big apple mommy gave for the teacher!"]
    Little Pete
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Pan-American Band Instruments
  14. 13. ["Boy - some rain!"]
    Shorty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. The Deaf Man of Bonn
  17. 16. ["Gosh, I'm broke again, Jeff!"]
    Varsity Vic
  18. 17. ["Oh! This is super!"]
    Peg
  19. 18. Editorial Advisory Board
  20. 19. The Son of Superman!
    Superman
  21. 20. Everything You Want in a Magazine!
    Gang Busters; Mr. District Attorney
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  24. 23. Rope 'Em Both, Partner!
    Daisy B-B Guns
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