(February 1954)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Superboy Battles Juvenile Gangs! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Juvenile Deliquents

Clark Kent -- Toughie! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Sy Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy
Synopsis:
Clark Kent turns bad, shooting spitballs and mouthing off. He's asked to join the Skull and Crossbones Gang, and (barely) passes the initiation. (These "gangs" are boys on tricked-out bicycles.) Their enemies are the Red Dragons, and both pull pranks. Clark/Superboy gently steers them by making a statue talk, inadvertently helping an old woman and her shoe store, then sends them carrying water on their bikes to battle a raging wildfire. Both gangs get awards, and will now compete to out-good-deed each other! And Clark is thanked by the principal for his undercover operation.
Keywords:
JDs; Juvenile delinquency; juvenile delinquents

Indexer Notes

Inker id by Bob Hughes 3/09; Woolfolk credit by Martin O'Hearn at http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/

The Best Present of All! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bob Oksner
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

Public Service Page

Aquaman Walks the Plank! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
The camelback (humped) whale is in danger of extinction, so whalers agree to spare them. Except Captain Samson, a piratical schooner whaler. Aquaman goes undercover as a sailor and blocks their harpooning. He's made to walk the plank in irons, but of course doesn't drown. He gets loose with help of fish friends, jolts Captain Samson with a "chain" of electric eels, and exacts a promise to avoid camelback whales. Samson even thinks, "... having Aquaman on [my] side could come in real handy some times!"
Keywords:
Whales; whaling

[In the Park] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Second Fastest Man (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Johnny Chambers/Quick and Tubby Watts cover the Fastest Men's Club Annual Speed Meet. Sportsmen compete to fly the fastest jet, submarine, race car. But someone is cheating and Johnny Quick must prop up a failing helicopter, disarm a missile in mid-air, and puncture a jet in flight. The cheater goes to jail, but all the pros admit they'll always be "the second fastest man" compared to Johnny Quick.
Keywords:
Helicopter; jet; race car; submarine

Do You Know How to Stay Alive? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

text w/illo

Crime's TV Station! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy bust a crooks distracted by - a TV show? They're astonished to see Station G-U-N is broadcasting real-crime reenactments to criminals via closed-circuit TV. Worse, the crooks broadcast fake footage, "Green Arrow's Disgrace", showing the hero cowardly running from criminals! "Great galloping ghosts!" Spying on a reenactment, the heroes follow the crooks to the secret TV studio, and bust the TV gang on live television for all criminals to see!
Keywords:
CCTV; Television
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superboy Battles Juvenile Gangs!
    Superboy
  2. 1. Clark Kent -- Toughie!
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Best Present of All!
    Binky
  4. 3. Aquaman Walks the Plank!
    Aquaman
  5. 4. [In the Park]
    Shorty
  6. 5. The Second Fastest Man
    Johnny Quick
  7. 6. Do You Know How to Stay Alive?
  8. 7. Crime's TV Station!
    Green Arrow
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