(April 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; Murray Boltinoff
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
machine guns

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly credited to Wayne Boring in Superman: The Action Archives Volume 2.

[The Worthless Gold Mine] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Benjamin Sims; Emily Sims; Brock Walters (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois Lane decides to help an elderly couple, Benjamin and Emily Sims, who have fallen on hard times and are mulling an offer to sell some Guybart gold mine stock. Lois finds out that the stock is worthless and investigates why someone would want to buy it. Lois is suddenly beset by attempts to steal the stock from her possession, and Superman must protect her while she investigates further.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nowak inker credit revision added by Craig Delich 8-24-08.

none (Table of Contents)

It's So / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Kidnapped Girl] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan

none (Table of Contents)

Curios / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-24-08.

[Fire on Board] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Bonnie; Lu Chan (villain)
Synopsis:
Lu Chan and his cutthroats retreat to Valor's ship, while the pirates end up trapped on a burning Chinese junk, with Jon Valor trapped in the hold. The pirates struggle to free him. They save the hull of the junk and work out a plan to retake Valor's ship.

none (Table of Contents)

1 / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-24-08.

none (Table of Contents)

Dinky / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dinky

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-24-08.

[The South American Indians] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-24-08.

none (Table of Contents)

Travel Talk / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-24-08.

[The Spider] (Table of Contents)

Mr. America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Bob Daley; The Spider (villain)
Synopsis:
The Spider blows up manhole covers on a street crowded with new recruits for a defense program. Tex Thomson investigates as Mr. America, trying to find out the true identity of the Spider. When the saboteurs capture Mr. America, Bob Daley is left to save the day.

Forty Minutes to Go (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Berry (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illo)
Inks:
? (spot illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Panama Canal] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson; The Adder (villain); Wu Fang (villain); Pedro (villain); Cap (villain)
Synopsis:
Clip Carson has been assisting U.S. authorities in the Panama Canal Zone. Fishing on his day off, he finds the body of a native with a snake mark on his chin and a map of the locks. The evil Adder intentionally wrecks Clip's boat and brings them aboard.

[The Inheritance] (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Bill Bowers; The Tigress (villain); Pawnshop Pete (villain)
Synopsis:
A sharper cons young Bill out of his watch and ring, and Zatara helps him track the man down. They discover that the ring has some special value. At the pawnshop of Pawnshop Pete, they encounter the Tigress, who tells them that Pete wants to replace young Bill to secure a million dollar inheritance. Zatara leaves Bill with the Tigress, but she quickly double-crosses him. Now Zatara must deal with two fiends.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Worthless Gold Mine]
    Superman
  3. 2. none
    It's So
  4. 3. [The Kidnapped Girl]
    Pep Morgan
  5. 4. none
    Curios
  6. 5. [Fire on Board]
    Black Pirate
  7. 6. none
    1
  8. 7. none
    Dinky
  9. 8. [The South American Indians]
    Three Aces
  10. 9. none
    Travel Talk
  11. 10. [The Spider]
    Mr. America
  12. 11. Forty Minutes to Go
  13. 12. [The Panama Canal]
    Clip Carson
  14. 13. [The Inheritance]
    Zatara
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