(December 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-10-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[Superman Joins the Circus] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Lauretta

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Curly; George Taylor (unnamed); Jordan; Derek Niles (villain); Trigger
Synopsis:
The Jordan Circus is having a rough go of it and the promissory notes are coming due, so Superman decides to join the circus to help it pay off those notes and get it back into the black.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wears yellow boots, "S" symbol is all yellow; synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-6-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chuck Dawson

[The County Football Championship] (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sport-Data / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp
Pencils:
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Coyote Canyon Bill / cartoon / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Bill

Indexer Notes

Ad for Siegel and Shuster School of Humor on page. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-6-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Diddle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
Diddle Family

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Jungle Episode (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Double Trouble [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-6-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Now You Know / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

World of Stamps (Table of Contents)

World of Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information from Error Report #3535, by Barry Sandoval.

[The Five Point Bank Holdup] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Scanlon. Five Star Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scoop Scanlon

Zulu Diamond Mine (Table of Contents)

Zatara Master Magacian / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong

["Young "Buffalo Bill", who joined the Pony Express when he was only 14 years of age, made a record run..."] (Table of Contents)

WesThrills! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison [as Gil Kesson] (signed)
Inks:
Terry Gilkison [as Gil Kesson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Buffalo Bill; John Slaughter; Wild Bill Hickok

Indexer Notes

Some facts about western heroes.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Superman Joins the Circus]
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Chuck Dawson
  4. 3. [The County Football Championship]
    Pep Morgan
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sport-Data
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Coyote Canyon Bill
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Diddle Family
  9. 8. Jungle Episode
  10. 9. Double Trouble [Part 2]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Now You Know
  12. 11. World of Stamps
    World of Stamps
  13. 12. [The Five Point Bank Holdup]
    Scoop Scanlon. Five Star Reporter
  14. 13. Zulu Diamond Mine
    Zatara Master Magacian
  15. 14. ["Young "Buffalo Bill", who joined the Pony Express when he was only 14 years of age, made a record run..."]
    WesThrills!
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