(November 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:
Joe Shuster ?
Inks:
Leo Nowak ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly credited to Fred Ray in the Archives. Inker credit changed from Wayne Boring by Bob Hughes.

[The Midsummer Snowstorm] (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]; George Taylor (named); Lois Lane; Laura Vogel (introduction); Zolar (villain, introduction); Mr. Calvert (villain); Carlton Vogel (introduction)
Synopsis:
In midsummer, the city of Metropolis is caught in the midst of a bitter snowstorm. As Clark investigates, a message from Laura Vogel comes over the radio, telling Superman to meet her in Park Ferry since she can explain the snowstorm. Before Superman arrives, some foreigners use a glowing globe to disintegrate a girl and a policeman. Superman gets there in time to save Lois from the same fate, but the Arabs get away.
Reprints:

["Greetings again, Members! Nowadays, with Action Comics Magazine coming out every month..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["New!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["The Hill-and-Dalers, Midtown College's cross-country team..."] (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; Norman; Molly; Coach
Synopsis:
Pep is the only hope for victory for the Hill-and-Dalers, Midtown College's cross-country team, but Norman of State beats him. The Coach convinces Pep to beat the jinx that Norman holds over him.

["Listen to the Superman radio program..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Woo woo!"] (Table of Contents)

Danny Dubb / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Danny Dubb
Keywords:
ghosts; masks

["Synopsis: The Black Pirate and his small band of men are in possession of a stockade..."] (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]; The Red-Raiders (villains); Captain Treble (villain)
Synopsis:
The Black Pirate and his band desperately try to hold off the Red-Raiders at a stockade on a small island in the South Atlantic. After the stockade is burnt down, Jon Valor attempts to get to his ship, but it has been taken by Captain Treble, who takes Jon prisoner.

[Elagabalus, Monkeys, Footprint, Toothpicks, Gentleman Jim] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Gunner, Whistler Will and Fog Fortune - three adventurous airbirds probing the secrets of a world..."] (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]
Synopsis:
Will reads about the loss of airman Bill Decortland over the South American jungles. The Aces go to the Amazon to track him down.

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

["Tex Thomson and his pal, Bob Daly, are still in the dark..."] (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; Bob Daley; Miss X; D.A. Maloney; Peggy Maloney; Dr. Mixxo (villain); Mr. Solar (villain)
Synopsis:
At dinner, Tex, Bob, the D.A., and Peggy discuss Miss X. Maloney learns that racketeers beat up a wholesaler that refused to pay protection money, and Tex and Bob head out to help.

Tall Timber (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert London (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dick Mason

Death on the Set! (Table of Contents)

Clip Carson / 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:
Clip Carson; Pierre Renoire (villain); Rudolf (villain); Pudge (villain); Allen Lane (villain); Marie Temperal (villain); Pat (villain)
Synopsis:
Clip Carson is in Hollywood, supervising the production of adventure pictures, and he's asked to do an interview for Pierre Renoire of Le Clarion d'Algiers. Clip reminds him of someone, but he's needed on the set. Renoire disguises his assistant, Rudolf, to look like him and sends him to the set, where Mare Temperal is found dead, apparently electrocuted. Clip investigates when he visits Renoire but is denied entry into his home.

Mottled Death (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; The Master (villain); The Tigress (villain); Detective Regan (villain); Carr (villain)
Synopsis:
Regan of police headquarters asks Zatara for help in a case where wealthy men are killed by the "mottled death." Zatara deduces that it was from the bite of an insect, a South American jungle jumbo. Shortly, he finds out that the Tigress is involved. He follows her and a magician named only The Master to South America.

["Here it is - better than ever!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["These 4 comic magazines and the five shown above..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Midsummer Snowstorm]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Greetings again, Members! Nowadays, with Action Comics Magazine coming out every month..."]
    Supermen of America
  4. 3. ["New!"]
    Superman
  5. 4. ["The Hill-and-Dalers, Midtown College's cross-country team..."]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. ["Listen to the Superman radio program..."]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Woo woo!"]
    Danny Dubb
  8. 7. ["Synopsis: The Black Pirate and his small band of men are in possession of a stockade..."]
    The Black Pirate
  9. 8. [Elagabalus, Monkeys, Footprint, Toothpicks, Gentleman Jim]
    Fantastic Facts
  10. 9. The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton
    Book Review
  11. 10. ["Gunner, Whistler Will and Fog Fortune - three adventurous airbirds probing the secrets of a world..."]
    Three Aces
  12. 11. ["Tex Thomson and his pal, Bob Daly, are still in the dark..."]
    Tex Thomson
  13. 12. Tall Timber
  14. 13. Death on the Set!
    Clip Carson
  15. 14. Mottled Death
    Zatara
  16. 15. ["Here it is - better than ever!"]
    All-Star Comics
  17. 16. ["These 4 comic magazines and the five shown above..."]
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