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(October 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (uncredited)
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, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

No issue number or date in indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles

[The Life Insurance Con] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Burnley [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Mrs. Davis; Tom Davis (villain); Mr. Fullerton (villain, death); Martin (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman investigates the Fullerton Insurance Company, which is selling small valued policies to poor people, who end up dying under mysterious circumstances.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman next appears in New York World's Fair Comics (DC, 1939 series) #[2] on sale 8/2/40. Synopsis added by Craig Delich. First line of story: "Aged, helpless people, the victims of a ghoulish plot..."

["Greetings again, Members! You know we've been getting together..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

It's Superman Again! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["During his summer vacation from college..."] (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan

[Seabiscuit, Walter Johnson, Bob Feller, and Tommy Armour] (Table of Contents)

Sport Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

The Red Raiders! (Table of Contents)

The Black Pirate / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]

["For swell vacation reading, don't miss these two!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics; All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Get your copy today!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Westward Ho! (Table of Contents)

Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Kingsley
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Superman is on the radio!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["The Three Aces are spending a little time..."] (Table of Contents)

Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

["On a streamliner speeding to Washington..."] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson

Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich.

The Puppet Murder Case (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["Taking a two week's vacation from his job..."] (Table of Contents)

Clip Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["As Zatara is walking along the Brooklyn Bridge one day..."] (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Life Insurance Con]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Greetings again, Members! You know we've been getting together..."]
    Supermen of America
  4. 3. It's Superman Again!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["During his summer vacation from college..."]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. [Seabiscuit, Walter Johnson, Bob Feller, and Tommy Armour]
    Sport Facts
  7. 6. The Red Raiders!
    The Black Pirate
  8. 7. ["For swell vacation reading, don't miss these two!"]
    New York World's Fair Comics; All-Star Comics
  9. 8. ["Get your copy today!"]
    Batman
  10. 9. Westward Ho!
    Book Review
  11. 10. ["Superman is on the radio!"]
    Superman
  12. 11. ["The Three Aces are spending a little time..."]
    Three Aces
  13. 12. ["On a streamliner speeding to Washington..."]
    Tex Thomson
  14. 13. The Puppet Murder Case
  15. 14. ["Taking a two week's vacation from his job..."]
    Clip Carson
  16. 15. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  17. 16. ["As Zatara is walking along the Brooklyn Bridge one day..."]
    Zatara
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