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Issue Details

Issue #39
Published February 1963
Frequency monthly with the exception of Mar, June, Sept, Dec
Cover Price 0.12 USD
Pages 36
Editing Mort Weisinger

Cover Details - "When Lois Lane Hated Superman!"

Characters Lois Lane; Superman; Larry Kent
Genre superhero
Pencils Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks Kurt Schaffenberger
Letters Ira Schnapp

1 page promo (ad from the publisher) "Hi Kids! I'm Your Friend, Johnny DC!"

Pencils Curt Swan (illustration)
Inks George Klein (illustration)
Letters Ira Schnapp
Notes inside front cover; house ad for DC Comicpacs ("4 brand-new DC comics in a bag, which sell for 47 cents"); includes cover art from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #158

8 page Lois Lane story "The Girl Who Hated Superman!"

Characters Lois Lane; Superman; Larry Kent; Perry White; Lana Lang; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Lori Lemaris (cameo); Circe (flashback)
Synopsis On their third wedding anniversary, Lois discovers that Superman is keeping paintings of his old girlfriends hidden in a safe, but he won't tell her why, which threatens their marriage.
Genre superhero
Pencils Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks Kurt Schaffenberger
Notes Imaginary Story

1 page public service announcement "Health Myths Debunked!"

Synopsis How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?
Genre fact
Script Jack Schiff
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff
Inks Sheldon Moldoff
Letters Ira Schnapp
Notes Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly. Previously appeared in some November 1962 DC titles; later appears in May 1966 titles.

8 page Lois Lane story "Lois Lane's Romance with Clark Kent!"

Characters Lois Lane; Clark Kent [also appears as Superman]; Lana Lang; Perry White
Synopsis A doctor advises Lois that her feelings for Superman are endangering her health and she should transfer her affections to another man, so she chooses Clark.
Genre superhero
Pencils Curt Swan
Inks George Klein

1 page Letters to Lois letters page

Script Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils Kurt Schaffenberger (logo illustration)
Inks Kurt Schaffenberger (logo illustration)
Colors ? (logo illustration)
Letters typeset
Notes Letters submitted by Michael E. Colby; Gloria Chittum; Linda Katz; Larry Gurwin; Douglas Bull; Paul Gambaccini; John Wright; Fred Bronson

Half page Casey the Cop story "Oh, Officer!"

Characters Casey
Genre humor
Script Henry Boltinoff
Pencils Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks Henry Boltinoff
Letters Henry Boltinoff

9 page Lois Lane story "The Kryptonian Courtship!"

Characters Lois Lane; Lucy Lane; Supergirl; Superman; Lori Lemaris; Krypto; Jor-El (flashback); Lara (flashback)
Synopsis Supergirl gives Lois a Kryptonian invention that enables her to watch the courtship of Jor-El and Lara as it happened, and Lois decides to copy what worked for them as she pursues Superman.
Genre superhero
Pencils Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks Kurt Schaffenberger

Half page statement of ownership

Letters typeset
Notes Statement of October 1, 1962 Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months; 490,000 Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.