(July 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] (credited); 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)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
mines

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

Against the Jungle (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Review of Against the Jungle by Thames Williamson. 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 Professional Baseball Player] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Stan Doborak (introduction); Mike Caputo (villain); Mabel Dawson (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois are on the way to Florida to check out the status of the Metropolis baseball club, when they accidentally miss the train in a small town. Waiting for the next one, they spy a young man who has great prowess at pitching...a guy who wishes he could play for a professional club. Superman helps that small town boy become a professional baseball player.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Ed Dobrotka is not credited in the Archive edition. The "pullman window" joke on page 7 is a direct reference to Jerry Siegel's appearance on Fred Allen's radio program. Synopsis modified by Craig Delich.

["Hello again, Members! Guns are thundering ceaselessly in the great Battle for the Pacific..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Major Thomas H. J. Trapnell (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:
Major H. J. Trapnell

["But if I act polite, all the kids will think they can beat me!] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Script credit added by Craig Delich.

["Hey, Ma!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Came Back! (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

The Island Where Time Stood Still! (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.

["Mr. America -- Symbol of freedom and democracy..."] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson as 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]

Indexer Notes

Artist signature in final panel.

Sky Challenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Let's go! You're th' dummy!"] (Table of Contents)

Rollin' Stone / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor
Keywords:
ventriloquism

Indexer Notes

Script and letters credits added by Craig Delich.

In a Class by Itself! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Man of a Thousand Lives! (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 Fred Ray script credit removed by Craig Delich.

["Hmm, look at all those tattooed names..."] (Table of Contents)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Silly Willy

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

["Ugh-ugh! (Meaning - Oh-boy!)"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

["Say, cousin...The Newsboy Legion with the Guardian cook with gas..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Case of the Man Who Could Not Die!! (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. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Against the Jungle
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. [The Professional Baseball Player]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Hello again, Members! Guns are thundering ceaselessly in the great Battle for the Pacific..."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. Major Thomas H. J. Trapnell
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  6. 5. ["But if I act polite, all the kids will think they can beat me!]
    Laffs
  7. 6. ["Hey, Ma!"]
    Superman
  8. 7. The Man Who Came Back!
    Vigilante
  9. 8. The Island Where Time Stood Still!
    3 Aces
  10. 9. ["Mr. America -- Symbol of freedom and democracy..."]
    Tex Thomson as Mr. America
  11. 10. Sky Challenge
  12. 11. ["Let's go! You're th' dummy!"]
    Rollin' Stone
  13. 12. In a Class by Itself!
    World's Finest Comics
  14. 13. The Man of a Thousand Lives!
    Congo Bill
  15. 14. ["Hmm, look at all those tattooed names..."]
    Silly Willy
  16. 15. ["Ugh-ugh! (Meaning - Oh-boy!)"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  17. 16. ["Say, cousin...The Newsboy Legion with the Guardian cook with gas..."]
    Star Spangled Comics
  18. 17. The Case of the Man Who Could Not Die!!
    Zatara
  19. 18. Now on Sale
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