(July-August 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; Jack Schiff (uncredited)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

The Wizard of Wishes! (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:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; James Joslyn; Mrs. Wingate; George Wingate; The Prankster [as the Wizard of Wishes](villain); Blackie Reese (villain); un-named Professor (villain)
Synopsis:
When the Prankster is accidently hit by an automobile, the owner, a multi-millionaire, offers his fortune to anyone who can make him happy. The Prankster creates a scheme through a phony "Wizard of Wishes" to bilk that man out of his money, that is, until Superman catches wind of the plot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cape has yellow "S" on red background. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Grandpa Peters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Pencils:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Inks:
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Tom McNamara

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Grandpa Peters
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

The Tycoon of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Tycoon of Crime [Mr. Blob](villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A tycoon whose philosophy is is make his money work for him...dishonestly...such as stealing masterworks from art museums and using his own money to create his own art factory that makes clever forgeries to take their place. When Superman discovers this outrage, the tycoon hires engineers and scientists to discover Superman's weaknesses and to put the Man of Tomorrow out of the way!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cape has a yellow "S" on blue background.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Pete

[The Bakery Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ? [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos ? [as Joe] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Steve Bard (introduction); Noonan (Policeman); Carmody (Policeman); Fingers Gordon (villain, introduction); Pinball Miggsy (villain, introduction); Mr. Gratz (villain, introduction); Trigger (villain)
Synopsis:
When Lois is given the assignment to write a story on a bake shop, little does she know that that bakery is a front for the lottery racket the Police have been trying to shut down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

The Weakling (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ivan Arlen (signed)
Letters:
typeset

The Pride of the Kents! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Uncle Dudley Kent; H. Postlethwaite Kent; Battlin' Buffo [Clark Kent]; George; The Kent Brothers [Ted, Ed, Jed, Ned](villains, introduction, no relation to Clark Kent)
Synopsis:
A formerly rich man, whose relatives still think he is loaded, decides to discover just how much his relatives think of him, and holds an unusual "Kent Family Reunion", with nearly disastrous results.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cape has yellow "S" on blue background. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Casey

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Wizard of Wishes!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Grandpa Peters
  4. 3. The Tycoon of Crime!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. [The Bakery Counterfeiters]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  7. 6. The Weakling
  8. 7. The Pride of the Kents!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Casey the Cop
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