(May 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, uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (assistant, uncredited)
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:
aircraft carriers; fighter planes; stereotyping of the Japanese

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

The Adventure of the Merchant of Murder (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; Lois Lane; The Top [Jefferson Smith] (villain, introduction); Sid Speed (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent crusades against The Top, an avaricious owner of a second-hand auto business who deliberately and knowingly sells cars in seriously bad condition.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

Crime's Caravan (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Lash (villain)

none (Table of Contents)

After School / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Adventure of the Secret Submarine (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.

The Pied Piper of Doom (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]; The Queen Bee (villain); Fatman [Bob Daley] (villain)

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich (October 2005).

none (Table of Contents)

The Flying Jeeps / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Dummy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

[Suddenly at War] (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

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Fred Ray? to ? by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

The Case of the Maddening Music (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Merchant of Murder
    Superman
  3. 2. Crime's Caravan
    Vigilante
  4. 3. none
    After School
  5. 4. The Adventure of the Secret Submarine
    Three Aces
  6. 5. The Pied Piper of Doom
    Mr. America
  7. 6. none
    The Flying Jeeps
  8. 7. The Dummy
  9. 8. [Suddenly at War]
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. The Case of the Maddening Music
    Zatara
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