(May-June 1942)

DC, 1939 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; [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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints:
Keywords:
Superman statue

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

The World's Meanest Man (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak (pages 1-6); John Sikela (pages 7-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak (pages 1-6); Ed Dobrotka (pages 7-13) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Charlie Grayson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Lois and Clark take slum kids out into the country for a day, editor White decides to have the Planet sponsor a fund-raising campaign to build a resort for the underprivileged children out in the country. But Superman has to deal with someone who doesn't want that resort built because he has a grudge against the newspaper.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman Archives lists only John Sikela.

[Terror From the Stars] (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; Professor Derman (death); Mr. Warren; Stan Emerson; Tom Nelson (villain, introduction); Abou Sabut (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Since nothing is really cooking in Metropolis, Perry orders Kent to write up an article on some hot controversial topic, and Clark picks out astrology as being a fake science. But when an eminent astrologer's predictions apparently come true, Superman enters the picture to uncover the truth and make the villain see stars!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Archives.

Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Wayne Boring (layouts); John Sikela (finishes) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mister Sinister (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman has to respond the to threats made by a Mr. Sinister, who uses a special ray-cannon to transport buildings, including the Daily Planet, into the Fourth Dimension, then return them again for profit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman Archives lists only John Sikela. Pencil layout credit revision by Craig Delich (February, 2006). Layout credit previously given to Joe Shuster?

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Grandpa Peters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grandpa Peters
Reprints:

Omission of Guilt (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Weston (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Racket On Delivery! (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]; Lois Lane; Mr. Golden (shop keeper); Slats Morgan (villain, introduction); Vernon Hale (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark's lives are nearly forfeit when they bear down in their newspaper articles about local racketeers who are demanding fees from every truck that unloads in Metropolis.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Superman
  2. 1. The World's Meanest Man
    Superman
  3. 2. [Terror From the Stars]
    Superman
  4. 3. Case of the Runaway Skyscrapers!
    Superman
  5. 4. [untitled]
    Grandpa Peters
  6. 5. Omission of Guilt
  7. 6. Racket On Delivery!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
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