(September-October 1941)

DC, 1939 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; Mort Weisinger]
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

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

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Army; Navy; sailor; Veteran's Day

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

["Johnny was treed like a coon"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

[Peril on Pogo Island] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Niles Grant; Nan Wilson; Carl Bogart (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
For doing such a great job, Lois and Clark are given a cruise vacation aboard the "Grenodier", where they meet Nan Wilson, who has inherited Pogo Island, and she invites the two to visit her island. But the superstitious natives believe that Nan is a witch and several attempts are made on her life. Superman, however, discovers that the island is being used as a base for submarines belonging to a foreign nation which prey on merchant marine vessels in neutral waters.
Reprints:

["Greetings again, Members! There are many things that guide us in the practice of our daily lives and one of these is Responsibility."] (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

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman discusses "responsibility" with his club members, there is Superman Secret Code message in Code Mars No. 3, and a coupon available for readers to join the Supermen of America.
Entire sequence added by Craig Delich (February, 2006).

["Big News!"] (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Allan Roy Dafoe
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Baby Ruth candy bars.
Entire sequence added by Craig Delich (February, 2006).

[The Suicide Murders] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Thomas Corday (cameo, death); Daniel Steele (cameo, death); Robert Starbuck (cameo, death); Eugene Starbuck; Burton Steele; Senator McPhail; Max Binder; Malford; Bryson; "The Boss" (villain, introduction); Chips (villain, death)
Synopsis:
After investigating three mysterious deaths, Clark Kent writes an article on the deaths, which he believes are actually murders, carried out by the same man, a man of unusual criminal intelligence. When Superman investigates, he discovers the case is much more complex than he first thought, but proves his theory to be correct.
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["Free Valuable Gifts"] (Table of Contents)

Little Orphan Annie; Quaker / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (some)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Little Orphan Annie
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for Quaker Puffed Wheat Sparkies, using Annie to promote "free" gifts readers can send for, using Sparkies guarantee seals and money.
Entire sequence added by Craig Delich (February, 2006).

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Frank reviews "Men of Iron" by Howard Pyle and "Clear for Action" by Stephen W. Meader.
Reprints:
Keywords:
book review

["Hey, Police!"] (Table of Contents)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill
Pencils:
Ray McGill
Inks:
Ray McGill
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Consists of three non-related cartoons.
Credits added by Craig Delich (February, 2006).

[Fast Seller!] (Table of Contents)

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Batman #6 with cover.

[8 of Your Favorites] (Table of Contents)

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for All-Star Comics #6 with cover.

[The Grotak Bund] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Stanley Pelham; Sam Spencer; Calvin Denby (villain, introduction); The Grotak Bund (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
After a series of explosions at American defense industries, Superman rounds up members of the Grotak Bund, an organization that has orders to destroy certain American factories to seriously slow down U.S. defense operations.
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["Caddy, Lady?"] (Table of Contents)

Kid Stuff / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Comprised of four separate gag cartoons.

["Everybody's Wearing Superman Moccasins"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Safe Job (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roger Forrest (signed)
Pencils:
? (large illustration)
Inks:
? (large illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
James Crewe (villain); Ames; Smith (a detective)
Synopsis:
Old Ames, bookkeeper for the Chalmers Real Estate Company, was puzzled about a robbery made by two armed thugs, and the reason for that puzzlement could only mean one thing: the robbery was an inside job!
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[Yank and Doodle "America's Fighting Twins"] (Table of Contents)

Yank and Doodle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yank; Doodle
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Prize Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

various ads.

Our Country, Right or Wrong! (Table of Contents)

Famous American Words / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Ray ?
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as Fray] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Ray [as Fray] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Steven Decatur
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Profile of Steve Decatur's famous words, "Our Country, Right or Wrong!", given as a toast.
Synopsis and notes added by Craig Delich (February, 2006).

[A Peach of a Pair!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash; Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ads for All-Flash Quarterly and Mutt & Jeff.

["At least we're lucky to run out of gas so near this nice big filling station!"] (Table of Contents)

Some Fun / cartoon / 1 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 gag cartoons.

[The Beasts of Luthor] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dudley Barnes (death); Allen Masters (villain, death); Stephen Cardine (villain, reforms, death); Lex Luthor (villain); Bill Grimes (villain, reforms, death); von Harbitz (villain, reforms, death)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark excitedly listen to a story by a scientist, who tells them of a forced visit he made to Baracoda Island, where giant animals were artifically being breeded. However, when he discovered that he had become part of a plot to use the animals to conquer the world and set up a scientific dictatorship, he wanted no part of it and escaped to warn the outside world.
Reprints:

["Superman Plus!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for Action Comics #39.

[Hear Superman on the Radio] (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Superman Radio Show, listing the radio stations nationwide which carry its broadcasts.

["At the Top of the Field!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Starman [Ted Knight]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Promotional ad for World's Finest Comics #2, More Fun Comics #70, Detective Comics #54, All-American Comics #29, Adventure Comics #65, Flash Comics #20, and Action Comics #39.
Sequence added by Craig Delich (February, 2006).

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [World's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character]
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Johnny was treed like a coon"]
  3. 2. [Peril on Pogo Island]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Greetings again, Members! There are many things that guide us in the practice of our daily lives and one of these is Responsibility."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["Big News!"]
    Baby Ruth
  6. 5. [The Suicide Murders]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Free Valuable Gifts"]
    Little Orphan Annie; Quaker
  8. 7. [untitled]
    Books Worth Reading
  9. 8. ["Hey, Police!"]
    Gags
  10. 9. [Fast Seller!]
    Batman
  11. 10. [8 of Your Favorites]
    All-Star Comics
  12. 11. [The Grotak Bund]
    Superman
  13. 12. ["Caddy, Lady?"]
    Kid Stuff
  14. 13. ["Everybody's Wearing Superman Moccasins"]
  15. 14. Safe Job
  16. 15. [Yank and Doodle "America's Fighting Twins"]
    Yank and Doodle
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Our Country, Right or Wrong!
    Famous American Words
  19. 18. [A Peach of a Pair!]
  20. 19. ["At least we're lucky to run out of gas so near this nice big filling station!"]
    Some Fun
  21. 20. [The Beasts of Luthor]
    Superman
  22. 21. ["Superman Plus!"]
    Action Comics
  23. 22. [Hear Superman on the Radio]
    Superman
  24. 23. ["At the Top of the Field!"]
  25. 24. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  26. 25. [Daisy Air Rifles]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lionel English
  • 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