(September-October 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 (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
American flag

Perils of Poor Lois! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as 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; Editor Lane; Sam Wheet; Squire Squeazel (villain); Black Jack (villain)
Synopsis:
After viewing a rather bad old-time melodrama, Clark gets a great idea (to him anyway): have Superman star in an old-fashioned melodrama with Lois as the heroine to be rescued.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story--first one ever?

[The Superman Badge] (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 King of Crackpot Lane!! (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; Jimmy Olsen; George; Louie Dolan (introduction); Conk Kohler (villain; introduction); Vortz (villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
When Lois and Clark are given a tour of the War Department, they are told of a place called "Crackpot Lane", a place where the most far-fetched inventions and ideas to end the war end up. However, some of a screwball inventor's inventions actually work and that interests some Fifth Columnists operating out of a sanitarium.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Ellis is taking his afternoon nap!"] (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

Words of Fire (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jeffry Allen (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["And as you can see-- Sure-Foot shoes are very durable-they wear like iron!"] (Table of Contents)

Life's Little Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Surprise for Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Bernice Brainard (introduction; Lois Lane's Aunt); Lionel Brainard (introduction; Bernice's husband); Tex O'Tagg (villain); The Cobra King (villain; introduction); Lefty (villain); Bosco (villain)
Synopsis:
After Lois and Clark have a pretty serious spat, Superman is asked for his advice on how to settle the argument, and gives it to Lois. Lois feels the best place to make amends is at the surpise birthday party for Clark that evening, but she wants Superman to attend. The only thing Clark can think of is to hire a double to play the role of Superman at the party, not knowing the man is actually a criminal!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Daily Planet Building with the globe atop it (but without the ring) appears in this story.

[The Practical Joker] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Jerry the Jitterbug

Suicide Voyage! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Colonel Randall (introduction); Radio Joe; Oberleutnant Kapff (villain); the Nazis (villains); the Japanese (villain)
Synopsis:
Shot down by enemy gunfire and severely wounded, Colonel Randall and his men take on a group of Nazis and Japanese in the Arctic, where the enemy hopes to establish their own aerial route.
Reprints:

Captain Tootsie battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. C. Beck ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Perils of Poor Lois!
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Superman Badge]
    Private Pete
  4. 3. The King of Crackpot Lane!!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Ellis is taking his afternoon nap!"]
    Gags
  6. 5. Words of Fire
  7. 6. ["And as you can see-- Sure-Foot shoes are very durable-they wear like iron!"]
    Life's Little Laffs
  8. 7. Surprise for Superman!
    Superman
  9. 8. [The Practical Joker]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  10. 9. Suicide Voyage!
    Superman
  11. 10. Captain Tootsie battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie
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