(January-February 1941)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover based on the splash page of the fourth Superman story. Artist revision by Craig Delich (Jan. 2006). Art credit previously given to Fred Ray. Craig Delich revised the cover credits back again to Fred Ray on 2011-25-11 per art credits given by Fred Ray in Alter-Ego #25 (June, 2003), where he lists his Superman and Batman credits that he did and has verified.

[World's Greatest Adventure Character] (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (some)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

[The Giants of Professor Zee] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy?; Wayne Boring? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Professor Zee (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Cardos (villain, introduction, death); several giants (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Two hard working professors succeed in creating a process to enlarge the size of living organisms, but when they choose to try the process on human beings, and succeed with dreadful results, the Man of Steel must intervene.
Reprints:

["Greetings again, Members! This time I want to talk to you on a subject that's go great importance these days--Loyalty."] (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster (spot illustration)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Superman discuss the subject of Loyalty. There is a code message given in Code Mercury No. 1, a coupon for readers to join the Supermen of America Club, and a listing of the radio stations nationwide that air the Superman radio show.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (January, 2006).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Advertisements for stamps, telescopes, and toy trains.

["We're running a special this week"] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Lou Paige
Pencils:
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Lou Paige ?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nine single-panel cartoons.
Revised writer/art credits plus lettering credit added by Craig Delich 2010-1-6. Writer and art credits formerly given as George Papp.

The Pueblo Indians (Table of Contents)

Nature News.... / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Christopher Columbus
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes info on hummingbirds, the Pueblo Indians, Christopher Columbus and the bison.

[Fine Prizes, Choose Yours Now!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An illustrated ad from the American Specialty Company.

[The Fifth Column] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Frank Martin (death); Jeff Carlton (villain); General Sagdorf (villain, introduction); Eric Reibel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Warned by a friend of his of 5th Columnists landing by boat in the city of Metropolis, Clark Kent, as Superman, investigates and discovers that they are planting skilled workmen as spies and saboteurs with American armament factories, as well as having a secret base in a mountainous valley, complete with a subversive army capable of striking terror and destruction from the rear when U.S. military forces are attempting to defend coastal areas against foreign invasion.
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Superman Licensed Products (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (some)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
A page illustrating the different Superman-related products being made and sold nationwide by several companies. These products include: the Superman Krypto-Ray Gun, Superman moccasins, Superman sweat shirts, Superman shorts and shirts, Superman bubble gum and picture story cards, and Superman action toys.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (January, 2006).

[The Carnival Crooks] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White (un-named); Lois Lane; Jackel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
After Clark is fleeced at a local carnival, Lois is given permission by the editor of the Planet to get evidence of the crookedness of the games there and ends up discovering that the carnival also has pickpockets roaming the grounds, robbing the guests.
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[Here they come again!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Add promoting Batman #3, which went on sale October 20th.
Sequence added by Craig Delich (January, 2006).

[Flames of death leaped upward!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Lionel trains.

Knotty Problem (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Carlisle (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bob Varney; Druce; Rafael Vargos (villain)
Synopsis:
Sea Scout Bob Varney succeeds in stopping a spy, who has falsely come aboard the ship U.S.S. Phoenix in order to copy down its salient points for an enemy nation.
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Indexer Notes

Around the text story are all types of ads, including some for Baby Ruth candy bars, fireworks, an auto guide and more.

["Here it is --All-Star no. 3---"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard (All-Star cover, surrounding JSA art & Flash cover); Bernard Baily (More Fun & Adventure covers); Sheldon Moldoff (All-American cover)
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard (All-Star cover, surrounding JSA art & Flash cover); Bernard Baily (More Fun & Adventure covers); Sheldon Moldoff (All-American cover)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (some)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom; Spectre; Hawkman; Green Lantern; Hourman; Doctor Fate; Sandman; Flash
Synopsis:
Ad promoting the release of All-Star Comics #3 and the new Justice Society of America. Besides the cover to this issue, the covers to Flash #12, All-American #21, More Fun #62 and Adventure #57 are shown.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (January, 2006).

["You can't speak to Sis, now. She's tied up!"] (Table of Contents)

Snapshots With Our Candid Cartoon Camera / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Comprised of six, one-panel cartoons.

[It's Free. This fascinating new book.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Chemcraft Outfits.

[Perrone and the Drug Gang] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed); Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Nate Grant (villain, death); John Parrone (villain, introduction); Brokenshire (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark attempt to get the low down on thefts of morphine, as well as trying to prove the guilt of a lawyer who manages to get his clients freed in court on technicalities.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on his cape.

Training Counts in Building Scores (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Coach Red Dawson (of Tulane University)
Synopsis:
Ad for Baby Ruth candy bars, promoted by Coach Dawson.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (January, 2006).

[Superman Plus] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; some typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Black Pirate; Three Aces; Clip Carson; Zatara; Tex Thompson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional house ad for the star features found in pages of Action Comics, published each month, in addition to Superman.
Sequence added by Craig Delich (January, 2006).

I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas (Table of Contents)

Red Ryder / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Superman
  2. 1. [World's Greatest Adventure Character]
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Giants of Professor Zee]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Greetings again, Members! This time I want to talk to you on a subject that's go great importance these days--Loyalty."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. ["We're running a special this week"]
    Laffs
  7. 6. The Pueblo Indians
    Nature News....
  8. 7. [Fine Prizes, Choose Yours Now!]
  9. 8. [The Fifth Column]
    Superman
  10. 9. Superman Licensed Products
    Superman
  11. 10. [The Carnival Crooks]
    Superman
  12. 11. [Here they come again!]
  13. 12. [Flames of death leaped upward!]
  14. 13. Knotty Problem
  15. 14. ["Here it is --All-Star no. 3---"]
  16. 15. ["You can't speak to Sis, now. She's tied up!"]
    Snapshots With Our Candid Cartoon Camera
  17. 16. [It's Free. This fascinating new book.]
  18. 17. [Perrone and the Drug Gang]
    Superman
  19. 18. Training Counts in Building Scores
    Baby Ruth
  20. 19. [Superman Plus]
  21. 20. I'll Help You Get a Daisy for Christmas
    Red Ryder
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner