(July 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

biplanes; parachuting

Thrills (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Terry Gilkison ?
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison
Inks:
Terry Gilkison
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Found on inside front cover.

[Revolution in San Monte] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (cameo); Villains: Alex Greer; Emil Norvell
Synopsis:
Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent by editor Taylor to San Monte in South America to cover a war that is brewing. Besides saving Lois from being executed as a spy, Superman proves the war is being fomented by munitions manufacturers led by Emil Norvell.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. No black shading used. Clark works for the [Cleveland] Evening News. Superman wears blue boots. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.

["Attention all American youth!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[The Shipwreck] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scoop Scanlon

[Glass Arm] (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

["Thief! Police!"] (Table of Contents)

Elmer the Eel / filler / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Elmer (an eel)

["By the daring of the Polos, the bandits find themselves caught in their own trap."] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.

South Sea Strategy [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Captain Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Sealed City [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson; Bob Daley (introduction); Gorrah (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.

[Vindication] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Donald and Bobby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Donald; Bobby

["Chuck Dawson is felled by a bullet in a sidewalk encounter with Trigger and Butch..."] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chuck Dawson

Indexer Notes

Printed in black and white.

Haunted Farm (Table of Contents)

Zatara Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong

Play Ball (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Lefty Gomez

Indexer Notes

Starts with a mini-profile of "Lefty" Vernon Gomez, and then discusses pitching and various pitches. Found on the inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Thrills
  3. 2. [Revolution in San Monte]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Attention all American youth!"]
    Superman
  5. 4. [The Shipwreck]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star reporter
  6. 5. [Glass Arm]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. ["Thief! Police!"]
    Elmer the Eel
  8. 7. ["By the daring of the Polos, the bandits find themselves caught in their own trap."]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  9. 8. South Sea Strategy [Part 2]
  10. 9. The Sealed City [Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. [Vindication]
    Inspector Donald and Bobby
  12. 11. ["Chuck Dawson is felled by a bullet in a sidewalk encounter with Trigger and Butch..."]
    Chuck Dawson
  13. 12. Haunted Farm
    Zatara Master Magician
  14. 13. Play Ball
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