Superman #74
(January-February 1952)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1951-11-05
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.


The Lost Secrets of Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Luthor; Lois Lane
Reprints

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Lost Secrets of Krypton! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lex Luthor (Villain); Superman (Origin, retold); Jor-El (Flashback); Lara (Flashback); Jonathan Kent (Flashback); Martha Kent (Flashback); Perry White; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer credit from Martin O'Hearn

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

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

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Shorty / 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
Golly, this must be the hottest day of the year...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Electric Football / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman's Masters! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ernest Gadden (Intro); Kid Kole (Intro); Miss Swift
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer id by Martin O'Hearn

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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
All the girls are doing it - It should be fun!
Genre
humor

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

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

Super Ships (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David King
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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
Tell Mother I'll be down for dinner...
Genre
humor

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[A Flower That Takes 10 to 12 Years to Bloom] (Table of Contents: 17)

Cartoon Criss-Cross / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Secret of Superman's Home! (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hatchet Kaims (Villain, Intro); Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Varsity Vic / 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
Hello, Vic!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Vitalis Hair Cream / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Peculiar Pets / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen ?
Pencils
Stookie Allen ?
Inks
Stookie Allen ?
Colors
?
Letters
Stookie Allen ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smallest pooch!
Genre
non-fiction

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Superboy Says "Share with Others!" (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Lost Secrets of Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Lost Secrets of Krypton!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Charlie Wild, Private Detective; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  5. 4. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Golly, this must be the hottest day of the year..."]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  8. 7. Superman's Masters!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  10. 9. ["Here comes the matador!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  13. 12. ["All the girls are doing it - It should be fun!"]
    Peg
  14. 13. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  15. 14. Super Ships
  16. 15. ["Tell Mother I'll be down for dinner..."]
    Little Pete
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  18. 17. [A Flower That Takes 10 to 12 Years to Bloom]
    Cartoon Criss-Cross
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  20. 19. The Secret of Superman's Home!
    Superman
  21. 20. ["Hello, Vic!"]
    Varsity Vic
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  23. 22. ["Smallest pooch!"]
    Peculiar Pets
  24. 23. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
  25. 24. Superboy Says "Share with Others!"
    Superboy
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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