(March 1943)

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 (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
printing presses; stereotyping of the Japanese; war bonds

The Face of Adonis (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Adonis [John Trevor] (Villain; Intro; Death); Doctor Menace (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis:
An insane plastic surgeon gives an aging actor a rubber face and will not restore his looks unless he pulls some jobs involving his wealthy friends.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-21-08. Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #4 (2005) gives the inking credit to 'The Shuster Shop'.

Corporal Franklin Koons (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
Characters:
Franklin Koons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-21-08.

The Dummy and the Dumbbell (Table of Contents)

The Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Dummy (Villain)

Double-X for the Axis (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; aviation
Characters:
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-21-08.

The Brigade of the Biting Rabbit (Table of Contents)

Americommando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; Dr. Ito

Indexer Notes

Writer per Jerry Bails via Craig Delich 5/05.

Costly Lesson (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Victory (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Full-Dress Rebellion (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edwin Smalle
Inks:
Edwin Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-21-08.

The Seven Year Itch (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:
superhero
Characters:
Zatara
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Face of Adonis
    Superman
  3. 2. Corporal Franklin Koons
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  5. 4. The Dummy and the Dumbbell
    The Vigilante
  6. 5. Double-X for the Axis
    Three Aces
  7. 6. The Brigade of the Biting Rabbit
    Americommando
  8. 7. Costly Lesson
  9. 8. The Full-Dress Rebellion
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Gags
  11. 10. The Seven Year Itch
    Zatara
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