(November-December 1942)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1942-09-04
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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Funnyface (introduction; villain); Torgo (villain); Machine-Gun Mike (villain); Black Raider (villain); Goola (villain); Viper (villain); Detective Craig (introduction); Prince Peril (introduction); Solitary Rider (introduction); Streak Duga (introduction); Happy Daze (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman must battle a new villain who has invented a machine that can materialize two-dimensional figures out of the comics to rob for him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Funny Face is a dead ringer for Jerry Siegel.

[Superman's Amazing Adventure] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 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]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Skeet Monahan (introduction; villain)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark are marked for death by a gang of protection racketeers for writing stinging newspaper articles asking the Police to put a stop to it and by identifying the leader of the gang.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most of the story is a dream. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape. The title for this story comes from the Archives edition as the story is untitled.

[The Canine and the Crooks] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 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]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Z [Oscar Lanchester] (introduction; villain)
Synopsis:
When Clark and later Superman investigate as to why a Mr. Z is out to kill a dog, they discover that the man's aunt had left a fortune to that dog, and only when the animal died would the man get the inheritance!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a red "S" on his cape, except when it's yellow. The story title is taken from the Archives edition as the story is untitled.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Just Like Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Grandstand Coach (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Duane (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

Superman, Matinee Idol (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts) (signed); Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (finished pencils) (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; animated Superman; animated Lois Lane; animated Mad Scientist (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois decide to go to the movies, but when Clark discovers that it's the the latest Fleisher Superman cartoon, he has to think fast to keep Lois from discovering that he is Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Archives do not credit Shuster's pencil layouts.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Superman
  2. 1. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  3. 2. [Superman's Amazing Adventure]
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Canine and the Crooks]
    Superman
  5. 4. [untitled]
    Just Like Junior
  6. 5. Grandstand Coach
  7. 6. Superman, Matinee Idol
    Superman
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