Superman #62
(January-February 1950)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1949-10-31
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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The man who startled America does it again!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Orson Welles
Reprints
Keywords
death rays; extraterrestrials

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Black Magic on Mars! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Orson Welles; Martler (intro, villain); other Martians (intro); Nancy Guild; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Orson accidentally gets trapped in a rocket to Mars where he meets Martian Nazis. Because of his fictional 1938 broadcast about a Martian invasion, no one on Earth believes his broadcast pleas for help, except Superman.
Reprints
Keywords
Martians

Indexer Notes

Promotes the new Orson Welles film Black Magic, in which Nancy Guild co-starred. Superman's first visit to Mars.

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Dale Evans Comics; Jimmy Wakely / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The People vs. Superman! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Ace (intro, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman is arrested for the murder of Clark Kent.

Indexer Notes

First extensive use of super-ventriloquism.

How Football Began (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

origin of football

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superboy Says "Give Your Town a Present!" (Table of Contents: 8)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy

Pioneer Days in Oregon (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Fred Ray ?
Inks
Fred Ray ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Up, Up and Away! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yessir! Seeing the world -- That's living!
Genre
humor; teen

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing like being in business for yourself...
Genre
humor

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

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Mr. Mxyztplk, Hero! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyztplk; Larissa Lee (intro, another LL!); Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Mxyztplk falls in love with actress Larissa Lee and decides to become a hero in order to impress her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

redone in Superman #174

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

Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The man who startled America does it again!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Black Magic on Mars!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  5. 4. ["2 great western stars..."]
    Dale Evans Comics; Jimmy Wakely
  6. 5. The People vs. Superman!
    Superman
  7. 6. How Football Began
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  9. 8. Superboy Says "Give Your Town a Present!"
    Superboy
  10. 9. Pioneer Days in Oregon
  11. 10. Up, Up and Away!
    World's Finest Comics; Action Comics
  12. 11. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. ["Yessir! Seeing the world -- That's living!"]
    Peg
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. ["Nothing like being in business for yourself..."]
    Shorty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  17. 16. Mr. Mxyztplk, Hero!
    Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
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