(Summer 1944)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
84
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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 #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
swimming

Desert Town! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed); Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jim Jaspers (prospector); James Hibbard (chemical manufacturer); Miss Sparkes; Al Bandar (villain); Ike (villain)
Synopsis:
Jim Jaspers wants to keep his town in Painted Valley a ghost town, but when criminals invade his domain (having kidnapped Lois and stolen a valuable ruby back in Metropolis) and discover his mother lode of gold, Superman has to enter the picture.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits in Archives are wrong. Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

High Finance (Table of Contents)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

Special Delivery (Table of Contents)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Kaye
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Drafty; Tim

Thuggery In The Theatre (Table of Contents)

The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Steve Brodie
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]

Indexer Notes

Revised art credits by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Credit previously given to Hal Sherman.

Superman in Waste Paper (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

Task Force To Tokyo (Table of Contents)

The Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby ? (layouts); Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; adventure
Characters:
The Boy Commandos [Brooklyn (aka Dan Turpin); Alfie Twidgett; Andre Chavard; Jan Haasan]; Captain Rip Carter

Indexer Notes

Probably illustrated from Jack Kirby layouts according to Jerry Bails.

The History of the Harried Hypnotist (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William F. White
Inks:
William F. White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Zatara

Salvage Scavengers! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Chipps (introduction, fisherman); Captain Moss (introduction); Jib Buckler (villain, introduction, death); Batmobile (mentioned, not seen); Bat-Plane
Synopsis:
Mysterious boat sinkings and explosions, used to cover those explosions, lead the Dynamic Duo into a case involving deep sea salvaging.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. Desert Town!
    Superman
  3. 2. High Finance
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. Special Delivery
    Drafty
  5. 4. Thuggery In The Theatre
    The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy
  6. 5. Superman in Waste Paper
    Superman
  7. 6. Task Force To Tokyo
    The Boy Commandos
  8. 7. The History of the Harried Hypnotist
    Zatara
  9. 8. Salvage Scavengers!
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kurt Mitchell
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross