(March 1942)

DC, 1938 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; 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:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
circuses; roller coasters

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

The Devil's Playground (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]; Lois Lane; Jim Gantry; The Domino [Jeff Farnham] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Domino terrorizes the Gantry Amusement Park, trying to get gambling stands into the place, but Superman decides otherwise.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credit to Ed Dobrotka in Archives. New art identification by Craig Delich and Bob Hughes 6/05. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

Crimes in Color (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Rainbow Man (introduction, villain); Stuff, the Chinatown Kid
Synopsis:
The Rainbow Man and his gang use color and his Rainbow Globe to serve them in their crimes and confuse the police. When Stuff discovers the mob, he is captured, and the Vigilante must save him.

[El Abu] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy the Cop

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

[Any Luck, Za Zu, Welcome Home] (Table of Contents)

Smiles / 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 9-6-08.

[The Djinn] (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]; The Djinn (villain); Caspar Evans
Synopsis:
The Aces battle the Djinn and his gunmen who ride on a flying carpet.

Iron Giant (Table of Contents)

Mr. America and Fatman / 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]; The Queen Bee (villain); Vo-Kan the Terrible (villain); Markham
Synopsis:
Mr. America and the Fatman battle an Iron Giant, Vo-Kan the Terrible, a machination stolen by the Queen Bee for her own ends.

Pea Shooter (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

[The Death of Congo Bill] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Louie Logan (villain); Janet Logan; Witchie
Synopsis:
Congo Bill arrests Louie Logan, who has been dealing whiskey to natives illegally, but Louie escapes and sets a trap for Bill.

Indexer Notes

Possible Fred Ray script credit removed by Craig Delich.

[Fights the Nazis in Europe] (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; Tong; Nazis (villains); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis:
After a show, some boys convince Zatara to try and stop the war in Europe. Zatara and Tong go off to fight the Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Zatara effectively wins the war in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Devil's Playground
    Superman
  3. 2. Crimes in Color
    Vigilante
  4. 3. [El Abu]
    Clancy the Cop
  5. 4. [Any Luck, Za Zu, Welcome Home]
    Smiles
  6. 5. [The Djinn]
    Three Aces
  7. 6. Iron Giant
    Mr. America and Fatman
  8. 7. Pea Shooter
  9. 8. [The Death of Congo Bill]
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. [Fights the Nazis in Europe]
    Zatara
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Diverse Hands
  • Brian Mowbray
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Carlos Tasada
  • John Douglas Miceli
  • Kyle Weber
  • Terry Watkins
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Darrel McCann
  • Ed Boner