(June 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 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

The Wizard of Chance (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:
Keywords:
automobiles; machine guns

Indexer Notes

Art confirmed by Fred Ray per Craig Delich. Archive Edition credits Ed Dobrotka (pencils) and John Sikela (inks); Abbeville Press's Superman in Action Comics credits Wayne Boring.

The Puzzler!! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); The Puzzler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman must battle a twisted intellect who utilizes the principles of parlor games, tricks and puzzles to commit clever crimes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits are reversed in Archives. Art identification by Craig Delich and Bob Hughes.

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

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

Capt. Colin P. Kelly Jr. (Table of Contents)

Supermen of the U.S. Army / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young ?
Inks:
Cliff Young ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr.

["Maybe you can tell me how soon your bath will stop..."] (Table of Contents)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 cartoons. Script credit added by Craig Delich.

4 Big Superman Stories (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Rainbow Man (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

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

The Mystery of the Meandering Mansion (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 added by Craig Delich.

The Crime Machine (Table of Contents)

Mr. America and Fat Man / 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

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

Safeguard (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Get Into the Swim! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

5 Favorite Features! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Last Shipment! (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

Indexer Notes

Possible Ray script credit removed by Craig Delich.

War in the Air (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Josette Frank
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Review of War in the Air by John B. Walker, illustrated by Barry Bart. Page includes a listing of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comic Magazines, a list of those magazines and their frequencies, and Superman's Secret Message.

The Story of the Magical Mobsters! (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)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Wizard of Chance
    Superman
  2. 1. The Puzzler!!
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Hello again, Members! This time I want to talk to you about a great American hero..."]
    Supermen of America
  4. 3. Capt. Colin P. Kelly Jr.
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  5. 4. ["Maybe you can tell me how soon your bath will stop..."]
    Gags
  6. 5. 4 Big Superman Stories
    Superman
  7. 6. The Rainbow Man
    Vigilante
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Meandering Mansion
    3 Aces
  9. 8. The Crime Machine
    Mr. America and Fat Man
  10. 9. Safeguard
  11. 10. Get Into the Swim!
    Star Spangled Comics
  12. 11. 5 Favorite Features!
    Leading Comics
  13. 12. The Last Shipment!
    Congo Bill
  14. 13. War in the Air
    Good Books Worth Reading
  15. 14. The Story of the Magical Mobsters!
    Zatara
  16. 15. Now on Sale
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