(April 1942)

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 (credited); 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

Powerstone (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor (1st cover appearance)
Reprints:

Powerstone (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]; Luthor; Perry White; Lois Lane; Brett Calhoun
Synopsis:
Luthor gains super strength in order to battle Superman in hand-to-hand combat after Brett Calhoun announces that he is going to give away half of his fortune ($3 million) to any man who can prove he is the richest man in Metropolis.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Powerstone (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story continued in part in Superman #17. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

"Super" Duper... The One-Man Team (Table of Contents)

Canada Dry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

[The Green Cowled Menace] (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Scorpion (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Busy Bill

[Go to War] (Table of Contents)

Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Skeletons in Armor (Table of Contents)

Mr. America / 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)

Indexer Notes

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

["Hmm - What a headache!"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

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

V... -- for Vengeance (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["A trading steamer churns slowly through the low waters of an African river."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; the Red Khan (villain); Janet Logan; Major Fortney; Bula
Synopsis:
Bill captures the leader of a band of raiders.
Keywords:
Benzima (British outpost); steamboats

Indexer Notes

Possible Fred Ray script credit removed by Craig Delich.

["Business hasn't been so good lately..."] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

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

[Nargo, the Ruler of Atlantis] (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Nargo (villain)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Powerstone
    Superman
  2. 1. Powerstone
    Superman
  3. 2. "Super" Duper... The One-Man Team
    Canada Dry
  4. 3. [The Green Cowled Menace]
    Vigilante
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  6. 5. [Go to War]
    Three Aces
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Gags
  8. 7. The Skeletons in Armor
    Mr. America
  9. 8. ["Hmm - What a headache!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  10. 9. V... -- for Vengeance
  11. 10. ["A trading steamer churns slowly through the low waters of an African river."]
    Congo Bill
  12. 11. ["Business hasn't been so good lately..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  13. 12. [Nargo, the Ruler of Atlantis]
    Zatara
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