(January-February 1950)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

["The man who startled America does it again!"] (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]; Orson Welles
Reprints:
Keywords:
death rays; extraterrestrials

Black Magic on Mars (Table of Contents: 1)

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. 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. Superman's first visit to Mars.

The People vs. Superman (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

origin of football

Give Your Town a Present (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy

Pioneer Days in Oregon (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

["Yessir! Seeing the world -- That's living!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Peg / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

["Nothing like being in business for yourself..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Mr. Mxyztplk, Hero (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The man who startled America does it again!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Black Magic on Mars
    Superman
  3. 2. The People vs. Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. How Football Began
  5. 4. Give Your Town a Present
    Superboy
  6. 5. Pioneer Days in Oregon
  7. 6. ["Yessir! Seeing the world -- That's living!"]
    Peg
  8. 7. ["Nothing like being in business for yourself..."]
    Shorty
  9. 8. Mr. Mxyztplk, Hero
    Superman
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