Superman #77
(July-August 1952)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1952-05-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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 Man Who Went to Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre:
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Man Who Went to Krypton! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman (Origin retold); Jor-El (Flashback); Lara (Flashback); Professor William Enders (Introduction); Happy Murrel (Villain, Introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story redone in ACTION COMICS #281 (the Earth-One version).

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The "Popsicle" Kids Capture a Bandit (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Greatest Pitcher in the World! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Professor (villain, introduction); the Fixer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman loses his memory and becomes a baseball star.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from Superman radio show

Turns Terrific Clout Into Out! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Whew! I'm all finished.
Genre:
teen

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

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

Greatest Showman in the World (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Kane (credited)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
P. T. Barnum

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

Private 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:
I just answered an ad from a magazine!
Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Stewart-Warner "Cadet" Speedometer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Amazin' Maze! (Table of Contents: 15)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Superman Meets Pocahontas! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Pocahontas; Perry White; Chief Powatan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Time-travel story.

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I've got it at last!
Genre:
humor

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Why are gold and silver coins milled?

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

The Craziest Pair in History (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Champion Larry Yogi Berra Sparks Yankees! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Went to Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Man Who Went to Krypton!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  5. 4. The "Popsicle" Kids Capture a Bandit
    Popsicle
  6. 5. The Greatest Pitcher in the World!
    Superman
  7. 6. Turns Terrific Clout Into Out!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  8. 7. ["Is the safari ready to start?"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  11. 10. ["Whew! I'm all finished."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  13. 12. Greatest Showman in the World
  14. 13. ["I just answered an ad from a magazine!"]
    Private Pete
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stewart-Warner "Cadet" Speedometer
  16. 15. The Amazin' Maze!
  17. 16. Superman Meets Pocahontas!
    Superman
  18. 17. ["I've got it at last!"]
    Professor Eureka
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  20. 19. ["Why are gold and silver coins milled?"]
    Quick Quiz
  21. 20. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  22. 21. The Craziest Pair in History
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  23. 22. Champion Larry Yogi Berra Sparks Yankees!
    Wheaties
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