(May-June 1943)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1943-03-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Superman, 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
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

On sale date found in house ad in Action Comics #59.


[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Meet the Squiffles (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Paul Brodie; Mr. Carson; Adolf Hitler (villain); Ixnayalpay (villain; introduction); Gremlins (villains; introduction); Squiffles (villains; introduction)
Synopsis:
Clark investigates the mysterious crashes of military aircraft manufactured by the Elmont Aircraft Corporation, and discovers that their test pilots have reported strange elves invading their cockpits, causing them to lose control. No one believes them until Clark and Lois fall victim to the Squiffles, as they call themselves, then Superman steps in to take charge of the matter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape. Previously credited to Pete Riss, but compared to Cirton's art on Robotman in Star Spangled Comics 10 and 11.

["A fine time to tell me you forgot the lunch!"] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

[Airplane Listener] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Pvt. Pete

The Luck of O'Grady (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Lucky O'Grady; Carleton Shipley; Jack Morton (villain); Morris Masterson (villain)
Synopsis:
Racing tout Lucky O'Grady seems to have a streak of good luck that won't end, that is, until he crosses horns with protection racketeer Morton, who is trying muscle in on a slum section of Metropolis called Roaring Kitchen.
Reprints:

["All Right Mom, I Promise"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

[Shh. I'm Being Shadowed] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy the Cop

The Great ABC Panic! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ben Graham; Mr. Murgatroyd; The Prankster (villain); P. Motgomery Smith (villain); Bugs Halloway (villain)
Synopsis:
The Prankster kidnaps the real copyright registrar and replaces him with one of his confederates, then begins his "Great ABC Panic" in which he copyrights the English alphabet, blackmailing anyone wishing to use the alphabet in any way, shape or form.
Reprints:

["Why Herbert- what's happened?"] (Table of Contents)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

[The Spy Glass] (Table of Contents)

Gee Man / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gee Man

Reunion With Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Terry (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

A Modern Robin Hood! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sgt. Casey; Lois Lane; Hiram Tite; Dexter; Beetle Brow Macklin (villain); Robin Hood (villain; introduction; dies)
Synopsis:
Superman must deal with the "crimes" of a modern-day Robin Hood, who robs from the unjustly rich to aid the poor. But when he also decides to rob gangster Beetle Brow Macklin, he goes too far.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Pete Riss.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Superman
  2. 1. Meet the Squiffles
    Superman
  3. 2. ["A fine time to tell me you forgot the lunch!"]
    Laffs
  4. 3. [Airplane Listener]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. The Luck of O'Grady
    Superman
  6. 5. ["All Right Mom, I Promise"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [Shh. I'm Being Shadowed]
    Clancy the Cop
  8. 7. The Great ABC Panic!
    Superman
  9. 8. ["Why Herbert- what's happened?"]
    Gags
  10. 9. [The Spy Glass]
    Gee Man
  11. 10. Reunion With Death
  12. 11. A Modern Robin Hood!
    Superman
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