(September 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Zatara; Congo Bill; Vigilante; Americommando
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray. This cover, featuring all of the Action heroes, has been reprinted often.

The Emperor of America (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; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; The Emperor of America (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States vacates his position in favor of The Emperor, who uses a non-resistance ray to take over America without firing a shot. He doesn't count on Superman providing any opposition, however.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

An imaginary story in post-war America. Archives credits the pencils to Ed Dobrotka. New art identification by Craig Delich and Bob Hughes 6/05. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-7-08.

Sky Fighter (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

Sing a Song of Six Guns (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] (origin); Stuff
Synopsis:
Greg's show is almost pulled off the air until he learns how to make the jive with some classical kids who've had their instruments heisted by Jiggers Jolton.

Indexer Notes

Vigilante tells his origin and reveals secret identity to Stuff.
Writer id by Bob Hughes 6/05.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Pvt. Pete

The Battle of a Thousand Years (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 Case of the Stolen Spectacles (Table of Contents)

Americommandos / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]
Synopsis:
Mr. America catches an escaped spy.

Indexer Notes

A continuation of Mr. America of the Mr. America feature. Although billed as Americommandos, the strip still features Mr. America and Fatman. Fatman does not appear in this story.

Script credit per Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

Wolf Hunt (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Slade (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Gertie / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Gertie

The One Man Army (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Pvt. Pete

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Crime on Ice (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Zatara
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Emperor of America
    Superman
  3. 2. Sky Fighter
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  4. 3. Sing a Song of Six Guns
    Vigilante
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. The Battle of a Thousand Years
    Three Aces
  7. 6. The Case of the Stolen Spectacles
    Americommandos
  8. 7. Wolf Hunt
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Little Gertie
  10. 9. The One Man Army
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  13. 12. Crime on Ice
    Zatara
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