(April 1943)

DC, 1938 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 (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:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; the Nazis
Reprints:
Keywords:
Nazis; tanks

Indexer Notes

Action Archives lists the cover artist as unknown. Previously credited to Jack Burnley. Keith Chandler points out that in the Archives the cover faces the splash panel and the faces in particular look alike, and hence Sikela is the cover artist.

Cinderella -- a la Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Susie Tompkins (introduction)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent, believing that he has a date with Lois, finds out he is to babysit her sister's daughter Susie. When Clark sits down to read to her, he falls asleep and that initiates a dream sequence in which Superman re-enacts the Cinderella story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich (2008-9-22).

Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark (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
Characters:
Mark W. Clark

Fiddler's Fee (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris [as Charley] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff; The Fiddler [Ben Bowe] (villain, introduction); Fiddler's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Frustrated concert violinist Ben Bowe turns to a life of crime, and plans daring robberies for his gang of toughs, and is frequently on hand to help them out as a blind violinist beggar who just happens to be standing by. He uses his awful tunes to communicate with his gang in code. While at his headquarters, various violins are tricked out as weapons: one that shoots sulphuric acid and another loaded with dynamite. He and his gang are captured by the Vigilante and Stuff.

Indexer Notes

This Fiddler is not the same villain as the Flash's.

[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

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Sky Knights of Malta (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 (2008-90-22).

Missive for Mussolini (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]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich (2008-9-22).

The Scarecrow (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Willis Blaine (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Phantom Warriors! (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 [William Morgan]; Smith; Tom Scott; Ager; van Meers; Angus
Synopsis:
Bill exposes a plot to steal diamonds from a mine owner by using a secret entrance to his mine.
Keywords:
deadfalls; diamond mines; diamonds; disguise

Crime Takes a Detour (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman
Inks:
Joseph Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Cinderella -- a la Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  4. 3. Fiddler's Fee
    The Vigilante
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Gags
  6. 5. Sky Knights of Malta
    Three Aces
  7. 6. Missive for Mussolini
    Americommando
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  9. 8. The Scarecrow
  10. 9. The Phantom Warriors!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. Crime Takes a Detour
    Zatara
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