Superman #61
(November-December 1949)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1949-08-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
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

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; Lois Lane
Reprints:

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Prankster's Radio Program! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
William Woolfolk ?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Prankster (villain); Lois Lane
Synopsis:
The Prankster takes over Superman's radio show--and Supes has to fill 24 hours of radio time HIMSELF!!
Reprints:

Hal Newhouser (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie Saves the Day! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Courtship of the Three Lois Lanes! (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]; Peggy Wilkins (introduction, Lois Lane's roommate); Lois Lane; Bill Smith; Perry White
Synopsis:
Lois decides Superman might be more likely to fall in love with her if she changed her hair color.
Reprints:

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

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

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

The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sunshine Nelly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Callahan
Pencils:
Jack Callahan
Inks:
Jack Callahan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
That's me!
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Sunshine Nelly
Reprints:

How to Be a Sports Announcer (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:

[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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
R-rip" "Gosh, no wonder, look at the splinters!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete
Reprints:

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hollywood's Top Adventure Star! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Alan Ladd / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Superman Returns to Krypton! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (origin retold); Jor-El; Lara; Pa Kent (unnamed); Ma Kent (unnamed); Swami Riva [Dan Rivers] (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Superman tails Lois as she investigates Swami Riva. When the swami hexes Superman, he appears to weaken, and the swami begins to sell his ability to hex Superman to members of the underworld. Superman traces the gem in the swami's turban to a meteorite, then follows the path of the meteorite back in time and across space to the planet Krypton, which he surveys as a phantom. He learns how Jor-El failed to convince his people of their impending down and sent his son to Earth where he was adopted by the elderly Kents. Superman returns to the present and puts Swami Riva out of business.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

Superman learns his origin for the first time. Green Kryptonite introduced in this story.

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Superman Socks / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Spoiling the Gangsters' Scheme (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
The jackpot winner is--
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Prankster's Radio Program!
    Superman
  4. 3. Hal Newhouser
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Captain Tootsie Saves the Day!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
  6. 5. The Courtship of the Three Lois Lanes!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!; Columbia
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  10. 9. ["That's me!"]
    Sunshine Nelly
  11. 10. How to Be a Sports Announcer
  12. 11. ["R-rip" "Gosh, no wonder, look at the splinters!"]
    Little Pete
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Cracker Jack
  14. 13. Hollywood's Top Adventure Star!
    The Adventures of Alan Ladd
  15. 14. Superman Returns to Krypton!
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  17. 16. Editorial Advisory Board
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Superman Socks
  19. 18. Spoiling the Gangsters' Scheme
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  20. 19. ["The jackpot winner is--"]
    Shorty
  21. 20. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
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