(January-February 1944)

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 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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Joseph Goebbels
Reprints:
Keywords:
Liberty Bell

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised by Craig Delich (2006-7-16). Art previously assigned to Jack Burnley.

The Super Stunt-Man! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Daredevil Dolan (introduction); Billy Dolan (his son, introduction); Mr. Carter (carnival owner); Blackie Weever (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The son of a former carnival daredevil comes to town, not knowing his father had lost his nerve years before in a car stunt gone wrong. Superman agrees to help impersonate the man, so that the son will see "his dad" perform great stunts...that is, until a former carnival employee with a grudge again the daredevil decides to get even.
Reprints:

Comedians' Holiday! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Chiver; Cheadle; Byrd; Busch; Minnie Mannering; J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois decry the closing of a new movie company that has given work to former vaudeville comedians, but when Clark overhears the owner mentioning to his gang that he has doctored the books and stolen $20,000 outright from the company, it's time for Superman to intervene!
Reprints:

[Trying to Be Noticed] (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:
Private Pete

Superman's Master! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 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]; Lois Lane; Andy Hoops (introduction, death); Mrs. Hoops (his mother); Myrtle Kendall; Charles Stanton [as Carl Denby](banker); Marty O'Ghool (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A young man accidentally overhears Superman talking with a wanted felon, who has now become an upright citizen of the community, and he blackmails the Man of Steel in order to keep that information secret...with fatal results.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The March (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alton Black (signed)
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Good Ol Judge Jalopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Judge Jalopy

Indexer Notes

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

The Quicksilver Kid! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Sprang (layouts); San Citron (finishes) [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Quicksilver Kid [Mercury, God of Speed](introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman has his hands full trying to battle a group of gangsters, who are disguising themselves as Policemen and commiting robberies, and the shenanigans of Mercury, the winged messenger of the pagan gods and mischievous patron of thieves, who has been awakened from a 1000 year sleep.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

No "S" on cape. "A flying man in a crimson cape!" Sprang credit added by Craig Delich on 2007-1-8. Too much of the story's characters, poses, lines, etc. reek of Sprang's work. He probably roughed the story out, Citron finished the pencils and and the inker took it from there.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Super Stunt-Man!
    Superman
  3. 2. Comedians' Holiday!
    Superman
  4. 3. [Trying to Be Noticed]
    Private Pete
  5. 4. Superman's Master!
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Laffs
  7. 6. The March
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Good Ol Judge Jalopy
  9. 8. The Quicksilver Kid!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner