(December 1943)

DC, 1938 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 editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
coal; locomotives; machine guns

Indexer Notes

Pencils confirmed by Jack Burnley. Keith Chandler points out that Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #4 (2005) gives cover inking credit to Stan Kaye, and he agrees. "Compare this cover with issue 66, which you give anyway as Kaye (but Archives #4 gives as 'Unknown')." Bob Hughes points out that the background detailing and Superman 'S' design point to Roussos on this cover and to Kaye on issue 66.

Make Way for Fate (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Samuel Rayburn; Martha Hoskins; Soapy Waters; Soft-Shoe Sapper; Reggie; Flossie; Sykes
Synopsis:
Superman becomes involved in a government project concerning the tearing down of older homes so that an New Officer's Training School could be built on that spot. Unfortunately, the criminal element, which has millions of dollars worth of stolen goods within the walls of one of those homes, is NOT in favor of such a project.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Army; clergyman; demolition; disguise; lovers' quarrel; mistletoe; wedding

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich, 2008-09-24. In one panel, front pages of both the Daily Planet and Daily Star are shown.

Be Sure to Get These Top Favorites for the Best in Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Get Going! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tonsorial Artiste (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 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 Colonel
Synopsis:
Pvt. Pete has to substitute at the barber shop and his first client is the Colonel, who wants a shave.
Keywords:
Army; barber shop; shave

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-24-08.

The Academy of Musical Crime (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert [as Joe] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff; The Fiddler (villain); Droop (villain); Professor Schutzendorf
Synopsis:
The Fiddler's gang breaks out of jail and takes over the Parnassus School of Music as a hideout. The Fiddler uses his contacts with wealthy clients to plan burglaries. He makes the mistake of targeting the Bullion Mansion, where Greg Sanders (The Vigilante) is appearing as part of the entertainment.
Keywords:
blackjack; burglary; disguise; drums; flashlight; guitar; piano; record player; violin

Indexer Notes

Fiddler appearance added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

The Very Weird and Eerie Case of Wealthy Tim Buck, II (Two) (Table of Contents)

Super-Sleuth McFooey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr [as Farr] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Farr [as Farr] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
Super-Sleuth McFooey; Uriah Hemp; Jiggers; Swami Whammi (villain)
Synopsis:
Three multi-millionaires are kidnapped within 72 hours and held for ransom. McFooey finds that the latest victim was a fanatical student of fortune-telling. He disguises himself as a wealthy man and goes to see the Swami, where he gets hit on the head and joins the other three kidnapped men as a prisoner.
Keywords:
astrology; disguise; fortune-telling; kidnapping; machine gun; ransom

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 9-24-08.

Deep-Water Detective! (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edwin Smalle
Inks:
Edwin Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Cap'n Rudd (villain); Gritter (villain)
Synopsis:
A gulf hurricane blows Congo Bill's skiff miles off-course and he crosses the path of a steamer that greets him with a rifle shot. When night falls, Bill sneaks aboard the ship and finds it is illegally salvaging sunken treasure. He is caught by the crew and forced to do salvage diving for gold bullion.
Keywords:
anchor; Clyde (ship); deep-sea diving; freighters; giant ray; gold; hurricane; knife; radio; salvage

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder Are in the Movies! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["The papers are full of stories about spies"] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy
Synopsis:
Clancy mistakes a Junior G-Men Club for a gang of spies.
Keywords:
Junior G-Men; newspapers; spies

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-09-24.

The Secret of Shanghai Rose (Table of Contents)

Americommando / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; Bluff Huggins (death); Shang; Admiral Dobura (villain)
Synopsis:
A Chinese junk washes up on a Pacific Island controlled by American soldiers. Aboard the junk is a dying, delirious man who says Shanghai Rose knows the plans for an attack planned by the Japanese fleet. A coded message is sent to Americommando to find Shanghai Rose. A midnight visit to the Japanese admiral in Shanghai leads to a surprising discovery about Shanghai Rose.
Keywords:
China; Chinese junk; code; Japanese; Pacific island; parrot; radio; rickshaw; Shanghai; World War II

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Jerry Bails via Craig Delich, May 2005.

"Wow! What I like is plenty of fast-action adventure stuff!" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Don't these guys ever eat anything but Baby Ruth?"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Curtis Candy Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Home for Christmas (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Devon Taylor (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Peter Wladislawsky; Stanislaus
Synopsis:
A Polish commando squad goes on a raid from England to France on Christmas Eve to take out a radio station and gain revenge against the Nazis for the invasion of Poland.
Keywords:
Christmas; commandos; France; knife; Nazis; Poland; radio station; revenge; World War II

Indexer Notes

Blue surprints as background art on each page. Editorial Advisory Board is listed at the top of the second page.
Superman's Secret Message (Code Jupiter No. 4): MARZIWX MR EXLI JVXYVI SJ CSYVWIPJ, CSYV GSYRXVC. TYC EAEV FSRH.

Mardi Gras Marauders (Table of Contents)

Zatara the Master Magician / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman ?
Inks:
Joseph Sulman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Big Mike Muggridge (villain)
Synopsis:
A gang disguises themselves as Roman soldiers to take advantage of the distraction of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans and rob a bank. Zatara is able to recover the stolen loot, but is obstructed by the hero-worshiping parade watchers and the robbers get away. The gang decides to target a charity affair the next day, but Zatara happens to be at one of the entertainers there.
Keywords:
arrows; bank robbery; bows; charity; costumes; Indians; magic; Mardi Gras; New Orleans; parade; wall safe

Get the Bomber and Free Secret Bomb-Sight Free (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Invention Co. Flight 1612 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free 150 Power Microscope (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Make Way for Fate
    Superman
  3. 2. Be Sure to Get These Top Favorites for the Best in Comics!
    DC Comics
  4. 3. Get Going!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Tonsorial Artiste
    Private Pete
  6. 5. The Academy of Musical Crime
    Vigilante
  7. 6. The Very Weird and Eerie Case of Wealthy Tim Buck, II (Two)
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  8. 7. Deep-Water Detective!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder Are in the Movies!
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. ["The papers are full of stories about spies"]
    Clancy the Cop
  11. 10. The Secret of Shanghai Rose
    Americommando
  12. 11. "Wow! What I like is plenty of fast-action adventure stuff!"
    Adventure Comics
  13. 12. ["Don't these guys ever eat anything but Baby Ruth?"]
    Baby Ruth; Curtis Candy Co.
  14. 13. Home for Christmas
  15. 14. Mardi Gras Marauders
    Zatara the Master Magician
  16. 15. Get the Bomber and Free Secret Bomb-Sight Free
    Invention Co. Flight 1612
  17. 16. Free 150 Power Microscope
    Metro Publications
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