(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 May 2005. Archive Edition credits Ed Dobrotka (pencils), 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. New art identification by Craig Delich and Bob Hughes June 2005.

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

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

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

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

none (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

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)

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 9-7-08.

The Crime Machine (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

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

Safeguard (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Last Shipment (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 9-7-08.

The Story of the Magical Mobsters (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. The Wizard of Chance
    Superman
  2. 1. The Puzzler!!
    Superman
  3. 2. Capt. Colin P. Kelly Jr.
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  4. 3. none
    Gags
  5. 4. The Rainbow Man
    Vigilante
  6. 5. The Mystery of the Meandering Mansion
    Three Aces
  7. 6. The Crime Machine
    Mr. America
  8. 7. Safeguard
  9. 8. The Last Shipment
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. The Story of the Magical Mobsters
    Zatara
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