(November-December 1943)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
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
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

Corrected total page count (60 pages) from Ed Bird (November 24, 2003). Originally listed as 68 pages.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-1-16.

The Man Superman Refused To Help! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Murphy; Major Jonathan Ramsey (introduction); Hans Henkel (villain, introduction), 101% Americanism Society (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman helps to clear a World War I veteran who is accused of being the secret head of a subversive Fifth Column organization.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer confirmed by Martin O'Hearn; inker identification by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

I Sustain the Wings! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Larry Thomas; Mary
Synopsis:
In response to a rival newspaper article claiming that the Training Aviation Cadets program at Yale University, whose purpose is to train new officers, is much too soft and lenient, Clark offers to join as a Cadet and get first hand information for the Planet.
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Indexer Notes

Story prepared by Weisinger and Ray while in the service, so really it's a very long public service ad. The splash page at the bottom reads "Prepared in cooperation with the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, Major General Walter R. Weaver, Commanding General".

[Sgt. For A Day] (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:
Private Pete

King of the Comic Books (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Geezer (a comic strip character, introduction); Henry Jones [as Carson Steele](Geezer's creator, introduction); Mr. Frederick; Nazi spies (villains); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain, cameo); Joseph Goebbels (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman takes on the persona of a fictional super hero in order to save the life of the character's creator from the Nazis, who are out to kill the man because he is making a laughing stock of the Führer!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Superman's Mountain Retreat

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Lane (signed)
Letters:
typeset

How They Knock Out a Jap Machine Gun Nest (Table of Contents)

Facts About the Service / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti [as Sgt. Jack Lehti] (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti [as Sgt. Jack Lehti] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti [as Sgt. Jack Lehti] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

Indexer Notes

Riddles. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-1-16.

Hijack--Jackal of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger? [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; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Jack Height; Hi-Jack [Jack Jackson, not the COMANCHE MOON artist!] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Upset by the arrest of the Puzzler and the Prankster, a new criminal appears on the scene anxious to pay off his stock losses. How? By adopting the guise of "Hi-Jack", a criminal who will hi-jack money from people, all with the help of the Man of Tomorrow!
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Indexer Notes

Corrected page count (12 pages) from Ed Bird (November 24, 2003). Originally listed as 9 pages. Writer and inker identification by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Man Superman Refused To Help!
    Superman
  3. 2. I Sustain the Wings!
    Superman
  4. 3. [Sgt. For A Day]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. King of the Comic Books
    Superman
  6. 5. Fair Exchange
  7. 6. How They Knock Out a Jap Machine Gun Nest
    Facts About the Service
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Quick Quiz
  9. 8. Hijack--Jackal of Crime!
    Superman
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