(May 1951)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1951-03-14
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
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Girl of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superwoman; Lex Luthor

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

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

The Girl of Steel! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz; ?
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane (Superwoman); Perry White
Synopsis
One of Luthor's inventions accidentally gives Lois Lane super powers. Of course, as an amateur her inexpert use of her powers causes problems for Superman.
Keywords
Vivanium

Indexer Notes

Featuring a Supergirl who looks very similar to the Supergirl to arrive later in the decade. Lois Lane wears a blonde wig and a modified Superman costume with a blue skirt.

Sabotaging the Saboteurs (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo
Inks
H. T. Elmo
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are ants able to swim?
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

The Hit of the Lot! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

World of the Metal Men! (Table of Contents: 6)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton ?; ?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Dr. Varth; XZ-32; Brent Wood
Synopsis
Tommy, while searching for a missing scientis, discovers a robot in space. Meanwhile, a robot race finds the missing scientist. Parallel storylines ensue as neither group can understand the other.
Keywords
5th dimension; robot

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (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 (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy - what a swell day for fishing!
Genre
humor
Reprints

Buzzy Says "Get It off Your Chest!" (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

Pipeline Peril! (Table of Contents: 10)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Villers; Sergeant Neihof; Captain Veuvray; Colonel Medor
Synopsis
Bill exposes two French Foreign Legionnaires engaged in the theft of Indo-Chinese oil.
Keywords
French Foreign Legion; Hanoi; Hue; Indo-China; jeeps; Luanfang; oil pipelines; ox carts; oxen; Prabang; Saigon; World Wide Insurance Company

Jim Bridger (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Al McLean (signed)
Pencils
Al McLean (signed)
Inks
Al McLean (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Al McLean (signed)

Genre
biography; western-frontier

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

Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Folks, would you mind being very quiet tonight?
Genre
humor

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Varsity Vic / 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
But Mom, - please!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Top of the World (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Kahn (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Article about the North Pole and the Arctic Region.

The Riddle of the Rainbow Man! (Table of Contents: 17)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood ?; ?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Stuff; The Rainbow Man (villain)
Synopsis
The Rainbow Man uses his color wheel to commit crime across the spectrum. He also sends the Vigilante poetic clues.

You've Got a Comet by the Tail (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Mystery in Space; Space Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Peg / 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
-And I'm going with Alan tonight.
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) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Girl of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. ["These top favorites plus 23 other great comics magazines..."]
  3. 2. The Girl of Steel!
    Superman
  4. 3. Sabotaging the Saboteurs
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  5. 4. ["Are ants able to swim?"]
    Quick Quiz
  6. 5. The Hit of the Lot!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  7. 6. World of the Metal Men!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. ["We're lost!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. ["Oh boy - what a swell day for fishing!"]
    Little Pete
  10. 9. Buzzy Says "Get It off Your Chest!"
    Buzzy
  11. 10. Pipeline Peril!
    Congo Bill
  12. 11. Jim Bridger
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  14. 13. ["Folks, would you mind being very quiet tonight?"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. ["But Mom, - please!"]
    Varsity Vic
  17. 16. The Top of the World
  18. 17. The Riddle of the Rainbow Man!
    Vigilante
  19. 18. You've Got a Comet by the Tail
    Mystery in Space; Space Adventures
  20. 19. ["-And I'm going with Alan tonight."]
    Peg
  21. 20. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Novelty Mart
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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