(January-February 1943)

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; Jack Schiff
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

Issue Notes

Supermen of America page lists DC staffers who have recently entered the military: Mort Weisinger, Murray Boltinoff, Ed Kenney (art Dept), Jack Lehti, George Papp, Bernie Klein, Fred Ray, and Lee Harris.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Superman's Secret Revealed! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Ironjaw Grogan (villain; introduction), Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (cameo; villain); Puzzler (cameo; villain); Prankster (cameo; villain); Adonis (cameo; villain); Ultra (cameo; villain); Bruce Wayne (cameo); Dick Grayson (cameo)
Synopsis:
A practical joke by Lois exposes Clark's secret identity, forcing Clark Kent to "masquerade" as Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Newspaper text on splash mentions Ed Dobrotka, Wayne Boring, Whitney Ellsworth, Harry Donenfeld, & Jack Liebowitz. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape.

Destroyers from the Depths (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Tom; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herr Fange (villain; introduction; dies)
Synopsis:
A German inventor creates an army of Nazi controlled sea serpents that Hitler plans on using against Allied convoys.
Reprints:

Lair of the Leopard (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; Perry White; Cal Johnson; Herman the Heroic [Herman Hoskins](introduction); The Leopard [Sam Kennedy](villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman has to deal with an ardent admirer who costumes himself and wants to help the Man of Tomorrow on his dangerous case against the Leopard.
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Chesty McGurk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chesty McGurk

The Prof Comes Through (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Not in the Cards (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]; Harlow Gates (dies); Jim Cameron; Peter Fellows; Philip Brandon; Jake Clymer; Morton Thornton; The Puzzler (villain)
Synopsis:
The Puzzler, defeated in various card championships, vows to escape from prison and kill every one of the winners.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman's Secret Revealed!
    Superman
  3. 2. Destroyers from the Depths
    Superman
  4. 3. Lair of the Leopard
    Superman
  5. 4. [untitled]
    Chesty McGurk
  6. 5. The Prof Comes Through
  7. 6. Not in the Cards
    Superman
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