(March-April 1942)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Superman, Inc.
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:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray. Cover Blurb: World's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character!

The scene for this cover originally appeared in the 1st color Superman cartoon by Fleisher, titled "The Mad Scientist".

[The Cop Who Was Ruined] (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]; Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Sgt. Bob Branigan; Bill Talley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark stand by Sgt. Branigan and seek to assist him after he was blinded during a tussle with mobsters as well as being dismissed from the Police force for accidentally killing a woman while supposedly misusing his powers as a Police officer. To make things worse, Branigan is approached by the very mobsters he fought earlier and they are demanding protection money from him for his new business.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st time Jimmy is given a last name. The story title was taken from the Archive.

[The Napkanese Saboteurs] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 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]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Secretary of the Navy Hank Fox; Hokopoko (villain, introduction, death); Utsum (villain, introduction, death); the Black Circle (villains, introduction, deaths)
Synopsis:
Superman discovers that Battleship Y-92 had been sabotaged by agents of the war-like nation of Napkan upon launching. He later discovers that pro-Napkan parties have been established in South American, and the enemy wishes to have more formed in Central American nations that will turn anti-American, thus allowing Napkan to openly invade the United States without opposition.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Archives lists the story title as "Saboteurs From Napkan".

["Private Pete, you're assigned to sentry duty. Be careful of dangerous spies..."] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Pete
Synopsis:
Pete is warned to keep spies from photographing an army plane, but still allows one to paint a picture of it.

[The Oxnalian Revolution] (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]; Perry White; King Boris; Prince Micheal; Razkal (villain, introduction, death); Lord Murgot (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Superman heads to Europe to assist the democratic nation of Numark against the war-like attacks being made on it by Oxnalia, saving Numark's young Prince as well as bringing about peace between the two nations.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Archive lists the story title as "Superman in Oxnalia".

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Published by Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY (indicia says Superman, Inc.)
Editor: W. F. Ellsworth
Owners; Harry, Irwin and Sonia Donenfeld, P. H. Sampliner, P. H. Sampliner (JR) and Joan Sampliner.

Rattlebrain (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

The Evolution King (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; Jimmy Olsen; Sgt. Casey; Phil Carter; Tim (a newspaper boy); The Evolution King (villain, introduction, death); Tony Rico (villain); Joe Glower (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman must battle the Evolution King, a man who has developed a way to advance or revert the ages of prominent athletes, forcing them to pay him blackmail, else he keeps them in an old and decrepit condition.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Cop Who Was Ruined]
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Napkanese Saboteurs]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Private Pete, you're assigned to sentry duty. Be careful of dangerous spies..."]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. [The Oxnalian Revolution]
    Superman
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership
  7. 6. Rattlebrain
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Chief Hot Foot
  9. 8. The Evolution King
    Superman
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