(July-August 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

[World's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character!] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

Man or Superman? (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Talon [Albert Caldwell] (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (cameo; villain); Ultra-Humanite (cameo; villain); Eustace Watson (cameo)
Synopsis:
Lois first suspects that Clark Kent is Superman, but he quickly convinces her he is not with some razzle dazzle super speed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credited to John Sikela in Superman Archives 5. This is the only story during the 1940's that Lois thinks Clark is Superman.

The Human Bomb (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; Lois Lane; Watkins (introduction; villain)
Synopsis:
A vicious criminal uses innocent people, trapped by hypnotic power, who are armed with a bomb apparatus which makes it possible for them to rob without opposition from the Police.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on red background on his cape.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

G-Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich (Feb. 2006).

Muscles For Sale (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]; Jake Massey (introduction; villain); Lois Lane; George Brant; Mrs. Brant; Mike Mosby (villain); Nat Folsom
Synopsis:
Superman must solve a series of bold crimes that were pulled by ungainly men who look anything but formidable.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First appearance of Superman's Mountain Retreat (precursor to the Fortress of Solitude).

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Rollin' Stone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Killer's Guns (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Slade (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

When Titans Clash (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]; Carlyle Allerton [Lex Luthor] (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Lex Luthor survives his execution in the electric chair, which only makes him more powerful, but yet he still can't match the strength of Superman...that is, until he discovers a way to fool Superman into handing over the Powerstone to him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Powerstone

Indexer Notes

Sequel to story in ACTION COMICS #47.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [World's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character!]
    Superman
  2. 1. Man or Superman?
    Superman
  3. 2. The Human Bomb
    Superman
  4. 3. [untitled]
    G-Man
  5. 4. Muscles For Sale
    Superman
  6. 5. [untitled]
    Rollin' Stone
  7. 6. Killer's Guns
  8. 7. When Titans Clash
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
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