(May 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 [as F. W. 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

Issue Notes

No issue number or date in indicia.


[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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Review of Young Settler by Phil Stong, pictures by Kurt Wiese. Page includes a listing of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comic Magazines, a list of those magazines and their frequencies, Superman's Secret Message, and the indicia.

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

Synopsis modified by Craig Delich.

["Hello again, Members! This time I want to talk to you about Loyalty."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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)

Action and More Action! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Supeerman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

World's Finest Value (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Awful kind of ya ta let me smell ya nice fresh hair cut, Cricket!"] (Table of Contents)

After School / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara
Pencils:
Tom McNamara
Inks:
Tom McNamara
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom McNamara

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

art identification by Steven Rowe.

Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Adventure of the Secret Submarine (Table of Contents)

3 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

Script credit from Craig Delich.

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

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

["If you're going to photograph the Axis position..."] (Table of Contents)

The Flying Jeeps / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; war

The Dummox (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

["From the halls of Montezuma..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Lieutenant Barlow
Synopsis:
Bill escapes from a Japanese outpost in the East Indies and makes his way to an American outpost on Webb Island. He then helps the marines there defend the island against a Japanese assault.
Keywords:
anti-aircraft guns; bi-planes; British Royal Air Force; East Indies; Japanese Imperial Army; Japanese Imperial Navy; Pacific Ocean; United States flag; United States Marine Corps; United States Navy; Webb Island; World War II

The Case of the Maddening Music (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

Now on Sale (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Merchant of Murder
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Hello again, Members! This time I want to talk to you about Loyalty."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. Crime's Caravan!
    Vigilante
  6. 5. Action and More Action!
    Supeerman
  7. 6. World's Finest Value
    World's Finest Comics
  8. 7. ["Awful kind of ya ta let me smell ya nice fresh hair cut, Cricket!"]
    After School
  9. 8. Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again!
    Leading Comics
  10. 9. The Adventure of the Secret Submarine
    3 Aces
  11. 10. The Pied Piper of Doom
    Mr. America and Fatman
  12. 11. ["If you're going to photograph the Axis position..."]
    The Flying Jeeps
  13. 12. The Dummox
  14. 13. ["From the halls of Montezuma..."]
    Congo Bill
  15. 14. The Case of the Maddening Music
    Zatara
  16. 15. Now on Sale
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