Superman #73
(November-December 1951)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-08-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Hank Garvin, Man of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Superman Says: "The World Is Our Schoolroom!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Hank Garvin, Man of Steel! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hank Garvin (Intro); Honest Jack Dugan (Intro, Villain); Friendly Al Piper (Intro, Villain); Harry Dane (Intro; Villain)
Reprints

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

Royal Desserts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Mighty Mite! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (Origin, details); Jonathan Kent (Flashback); Martha Kent (Flashback); Jeremy Kendall (Intro); Henrietta Kendall (Intro); Horace Preson (Intro); Cynthia Preston (Intro); Mr. Joe Smith (Flashback); Mrs. Joe Smith (Flashback); Superbaby (Flashback)
Reprints

Beating the Beach Barrage (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[A Famous Composer of Italian Operatic Music] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cartoon Criss-Cross / activity / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

Reprints

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
H'lo, Jerry. I hear your folks are away for the week-end...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Boxing's Forgotten Man (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Minton
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

Little Pete / 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
Where are you going in your baseball uniform?
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)

Favorites in Fantasy! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Perry White vs. Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome ? (Writer A)
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Maxwell Leeds (Intro, Daily Planet publisher); Curtis (Intro, Daily Dispatch editor); Ruth Dugan (Intro)
Synopsis
Clark Kent briefly becomes the Daily Planet editor. The Planet combines with rival the Daily Dispatch.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Dispatch; Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn.

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

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How high does the atmosphere above the Earth extend?
Genre
non-fiction

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

Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two, please!" "I hear the picture is super...
Genre
humor

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stan Musial (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Hank Garvin, Man of Steel!
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Says: "The World Is Our Schoolroom!"
    Superman
  3. 2. Hank Garvin, Man of Steel!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Royal Desserts
  5. 4. ["Wonder what's on top?"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Mighty Mite!
    Superman
  8. 7. Beating the Beach Barrage
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  9. 8. [A Famous Composer of Italian Operatic Music]
    Cartoon Criss-Cross
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  11. 10. ["H'lo, Jerry. I hear your folks are away for the week-end..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. Boxing's Forgotten Man
  13. 12. ["Where are you going in your baseball uniform?"]
    Little Pete
  14. 13. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  15. 14. Favorites in Fantasy!
  16. 15. Perry White vs. Clark Kent!
    Superman
  17. 16. ["How high does the atmosphere above the Earth extend?"]
    Quick Quiz
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  19. 18. ["Two, please!" "I hear the picture is super..."]
    Varsity Vic
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  21. 20. Stan Musial
    Wheaties
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