(December 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; Mort Weisinger (assistant editor); Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor)
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:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis; parachuting

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

[The Pilot's Revenge] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; un-named butler (villain, death); Dutch O'Leary (villain); his gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Several planes belonging to Skyway Airlines have mysteriously crashed and Perry White assigns Lois to investigate, all of which leads to peril facing Clark and Lois until Superman figures out the true culprit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ed Dobrotka not credited in the Archives. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Some Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Billy Gunn's Mine] (Table of Contents)

The Vigilante / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Shade (villain, introduction); Billy Gunn (sidekick, introduction)

The Adventure of the Ancient Airplane (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 9-6-08.

[The Giant Puppets] (Table of Contents)

Mr. America and Fat Man / 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]; Fatman [Bob Daley]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails, via Craig Delich 5/05.

Gentlemen - on Guard! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Daniels (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young (spot illo) (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (spot illo) (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["A merciless sun pours down its molten heat..."] (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Lester Drake; James Kent; Rodney Fortescue; Sheila Hanlen
Synopsis:
Bill discovers an Axis spy using a native legend as cover for spying on British ship movements.
Keywords:
idols; prospecting; sky trams; telescopes; u-boats; World War II

[The Boss of Forrest City] (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Pilot's Revenge]
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Some Fun
  4. 3. [Billy Gunn's Mine]
    The Vigilante
  5. 4. The Adventure of the Ancient Airplane
    Three Aces
  6. 5. [The Giant Puppets]
    Mr. America and Fat Man
  7. 6. Gentlemen - on Guard!
  8. 7. ["A merciless sun pours down its molten heat..."]
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. [The Boss of Forrest City]
    Zatara
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