(July-August 1943)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Superman, Inc.
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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Citron; John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Colonel McNab; Lieutenant-General Bullitt; Brigadier General Armor; Brigadier General Starrett
Synopsis:
When Superman arrives at Camp Towne to make an appearance, he volunteers to participate in the war games that will take place, and is made an honorary Corporal. But after watching America's fighting men in action, and his side losing, he decides that he is not needed to fight this war, and that our boys can handle the job alone.
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Indexer Notes

Inker credit [for Sikela] added by Craig Delich (February of 2006).

A Claw for a Clue (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Raines (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

Habitual Homicide (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Janice Crandall; Scott Manning; Dean Broderick (dies); Alex Morrow; Thaddeus Winton (dies); Glenn Calhoun; Myra Hanley; Professor Raymond Lock (villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
When Professor Lock makes a move on one of the college girls and is rebuffed, he swears revenge by killing the college dean and blaming her fiance. But the plot backfires and Lock is arrested for the crime. When he escapes prison and swears revenge on every witness against him, Superman steps in.
Reprints:

[Yer so dumb, I sometimes think yer working for Hitler!] (Table of Contents)

Hank the Yank / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; advocacy
Characters:
Hank the Yank

Fashions in Crime (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11.33 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; Pierre; The Dude [Joseph Martinson](villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
After Lois buys an expensive dress, especially made for her by Pierre, she discovers another example of the dress in a shop in town. Superman investigates and discovers that a man called the Dude is behind the bootlegging of many fashion designs.
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Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Pete Riss but see Martin O'Hearn's analysis of Riss' work: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/search/label/Riss%20art

[The Big Eight] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Kaye (military figures); (various on covers)
Inks:
Stan Kaye (military figures); (various on covers)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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Indexer Notes

House ad featuring military figures [illustrated by Stan Kaye] promoting DC's "Big Eight" monthly magazines: Flash #63, Adventure #86, Star Spangled #22, All-American #51, Sensation #19, Action #62, Detective #77 and More Fun #92.
Entire sequence added by Craig Delich (February, 2006).

[Lonesome Tonight] (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

Danger on the Diamond (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; Sgt. Casey; Tom Marin (introduction); Penton; Sammy Brink (villain; introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
When a star baseball player suddenly loses his ability to pitch, Superman steps in to save his life, discovering that crooks are behind this sudden loss of ability by feeding the young man certain drugs that affect his performance.
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Indexer Notes

Page 2 is really two pages shrunk together to make up for the new shorter book length.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Superman
  2. 1. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  3. 2. A Claw for a Clue
  4. 3. Habitual Homicide
    Superman
  5. 4. [Yer so dumb, I sometimes think yer working for Hitler!]
    Hank the Yank
  6. 5. Fashions in Crime
    Superman
  7. 6. [The Big Eight]
  8. 7. [Lonesome Tonight]
    Clancy the Cop
  9. 8. Danger on the Diamond
    Superman
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