(March-April 1944)

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); 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

This issue has variants.


Palace of Perilous Play; Dear Diary; When Giants Meet; Robbers' Roost (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

Superman Appears Every Month in Action Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
[various]
Inks:
[various]
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad, located on the inside front cover. A shield surrounds small cover reproductions of the current issues of Action Comics, Adventure Comics, All-American Comics, Detective Comics, Flash Comics, More Fun Comics, Sensation Comics, and Star Spangled Comics. No additional illustrations.

The Palace of Perilous Play! (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:
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lottie Lovemore; Toyman [Winslow Schott](villain)
Synopsis:
Superman struggles with the schemes of the terrible Toyman, who is out to design coin machines that will make him rich and devices that will give him revenge on the Man of Tomorrow.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and inker identification by Bob Hughes.

When Giants Meet! (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:
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Paul Bunyan (introduction, meets Superman in a fantasy tale); Babe (Bunyan's ox)
Synopsis:
While up in the big north woods in search of background material for articles on the lumbering industry, Clark and Lois listen to an entertaining tale about the time Superman and Paul Bunyan actually met. But when one of the listeners refuses to believe that Superman is real, the Man of Steel puts in an appearance when the cabin everyone is in is hit by lightning.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Proto-imaginary story. Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and inker identification by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancey

Robbers' Roost! (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; Hiram Pardee (introduction); Percival Lister (villain); Arch Angler (villain, introduction); Fingers Falvey (villain); Timothy (villain); Porky (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman has to help a gawky young fellow from a country farm, who arrives in Metropolis with an inherited fortune. The young man had promised his late uncle that he'd continue to take care of pigeons his uncle had raised, not knowing that a group of criminals are using those pigeons to move stolen gems from a jewelry heist.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Join the Band] (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

The Artistic Touch (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Selby (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Dear Diary! (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:
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Randall Rocksell; Goldie Gates (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The notorious Goldie Gates convinces Randall Rocksell that if he will invest huge sums of money with him, that Rocksell will make a half-million a day on his investment. However, Superman discovers that Rocksell is being paid dividends with his own money and Gates is is perilously close to gaining the power of attorney over Rocksell's money and property.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Martin O'Hearn and inker identification by Bob Hughes (December, 2004). Superman has a blue "S" on cape.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Palace of Perilous Play; Dear Diary; When Giants Meet; Robbers' Roost
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Appears Every Month in Action Comics
  3. 2. The Palace of Perilous Play!
    Superman
  4. 3. When Giants Meet!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Clancy the Cop
  6. 5. Robbers' Roost!
    Superman
  7. 6. [Join the Band]
    Private Pete
  8. 7. The Artistic Touch
  9. 8. Dear Diary!
    Superman
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