(January-February 1942)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Superman 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

[no title indexed] (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:
American flag

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

[Concerts of Doom] (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; Rudolph Krazinski (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
When people who attend a concert at Plymouth Hall are robbed, seemingly without their knowledge, Clark and Lois attend the next evening's concert to see if lightning strikes twice. It does, and Clark discovers that mass hypnotism is involved, which makes it all the worse a few nights later when the concert is broadcast over the airwaves, making people fall asleep while listening to the program, and allowing criminals to rob them blind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Archive.

[The Invention Thief] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Chet Farnsworth (intro); Jim Baldwin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When young Chet Farnsworth's invention, a fire extinguishing powder, is successfully used to put out a tenement fire, the young man hastily signs a contract with an unscrupulous man, not realizing that he has just signed the rights and any profits away to him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Archive.

[Must have a job in 24 hours or else] (Table of Contents)

Rollin' Stone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Jinx Job (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Undersea City (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; Chet Furnall; Princess Kuella (introduction, death); King Saffro (introduction, death); the Mer-people (deaths); Akthar (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Perry sends Lois and Clark out to cover a fisherman's story that he has spotted a living mermaid. Lois dismisses it after the interview, but Clark decides to investigate further and discovers the man is telling the truth. The mermaid tells the Man of Tomorrow that her father's evil adviser is planning to invade the land world and must be stopped.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st Mermaid story - compare with S129C.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Good Books and Movies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Books reviewed include "The Young Douglas" by Jeanette Covent Nolan and "Sgt. York" starring Gary Cooper.
Keywords:
book reviews; movie reviews

Marked Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Weston (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Gosh, a Real Tent Circus!"] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Lightning Master (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]; Lois Lane; Lightning Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Superman responds to a horrible lightning storm that is reeking havoc all over Metropolis
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lightning Master next seen in ALL-STAR SQUADRON ANNUAL #2.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Concerts of Doom]
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Invention Thief]
    Superman
  4. 3. [Must have a job in 24 hours or else]
    Rollin' Stone
  5. 4. Jinx Job
  6. 5. The Undersea City
    Superman
  7. 6. [untitled]
    Good Books and Movies
  8. 7. Marked Man
  9. 8. ["Gosh, a Real Tent Circus!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  10. 9. The Lightning Master
    Superman
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