(July 1951)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1951-05-16
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 Kid from Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Superbaby (in picture)
Keywords
photograph albums; photographs

Now More Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Kid from Krypton! (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]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jor-el; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Kane Korrel (villain)
Synopsis
When a meteor composed of kryptonite is poised to strike the town of Smithville Superman is stymied as to what to do. He knocks it away with a huge bolder but criminals track down the fallen object to use against him. Superman builds giant robots to help him get rid of the kryptonite.
Keywords
kryptonite; origin; robots; supermanium; uranium

Indexer Notes

Recap of Superman's origin and career. The kryptonite meteor is colored orange, not green.

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

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

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

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Buffalo Hunting! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Reprints

The Vanishing Convoy! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle [as EJS] (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle [as EJS] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Ali Sau; Ibn Lande
Synopsis
Bill investigates the disappearance of oil truck convoys. He discovers a recalcitrant emir, determined to prevent modernization of the Middle East.
Keywords
castles; oil; pipelines; Riyadh; Saudi Arabia; World Wide Insurance Company

Squeeze Play Saves the Day! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story!; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Secret of Planetoid X! (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Brent Wood; John Rann (villain)
Synopsis
John Rann claims to have built a dangerous weapon so that the Planteers will take him to Planetoid X where they store all the outlawed weapons.
Reprints

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.75 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
Hi, Vic, why so gloomy today?
Genre
humor

Neat Treat! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 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
There's that new doll in my class...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Nero's Greatest Invention (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, this is a nice spot on the beach...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Horace Elmo [as H. T. Elmo] (signed)
Pencils
Horace Elmo [as H. T. Elmo] (signed)
Inks
Horace Elmo [as H. T. Elmo] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which is more fattening...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Shorty / 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
Who discovered the Nile River?
Genre
humor
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

The Prairie Troubadour Takes Over! (Table of Contents: 20)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante; Stuff; Art Gravin (villain)

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks formerly tentatively attributed to George Roussos. Current art identification by Saltarella who states that most of the inks are Roussos, but it looks like Brown "inks on the face in the middle panels of page 3."

Look for the Real Reason! (Table of Contents: 21)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[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 Kid from Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever!
  3. 2. The Kid from Krypton!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  5. 4. ["Make her walk the plank!"]
    Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. Buffalo Hunting!
  7. 6. The Vanishing Convoy!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. Squeeze Play Saves the Day!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story!; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mystery in Space
  10. 9. The Secret of Planetoid X!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  11. 10. ["Hi, Vic, why so gloomy today?"]
    Varsity Vic
  12. 11. Neat Treat!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  13. 12. ["There's that new doll in my class..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  14. 13. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  15. 14. Nero's Greatest Invention
  16. 15. ["Ah, this is a nice spot on the beach..."]
    Varsity Vic
  17. 16. ["Which is more fattening..."]
    Quick Quiz
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  19. 18. ["Who discovered the Nile River?"]
    Shorty
  20. 19. Editorial Advisory Board
  21. 20. The Prairie Troubadour Takes Over!
    Vigilante
  22. 21. Look for the Real Reason!
    Leave It to Binky
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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