(September-October 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 (credited); 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

Superman Alias Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Verified by Jack Burnley.

Superman Alias Superman (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:
Stan Kaye ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olson (sic); Lois Lane; Perry White; McGinnis (policeman); Silver Foxx (villain, introduction); Smokey (villain); Snake (villain); Pinky (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois Lane thinks Clark Kent is trying to trick her into believing he's Superman!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[The Arch-Swindler] (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Jack Dover [as Parsons] (villain, introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois is taken prisoner by the Dover gang, which hopes to prevent her from testifying in court against Dover's swindling capers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The King's Substitute! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Poltus VI (introduction; flashback); Andronicus (introduction, a seer, flashback); Johnny Poly [King Poltus VII] (introduction); Emily (Johnny's fiancee); the King's ministers (villains)
Synopsis:
Unhappy because his father-in-law to be considers him to be a nobody, Johnny Poly goes to Poltavia to bid on a picture of the nation's ancient monarch. The current King's ministers see Johnny and note his resemblance to the ancient monarch, and offer him the chance to be the new King of Poltavia. He accepts, not knowing the ministers plan to use Johnny to strip the nation of its wealth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Pete

Death of a Pirate (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyztplk (introduction)
Synopsis:
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mxyztplk is pronounced "Mix-yizt-pulk" according to Alvin Schwartz. Name was changed to Mxyzptlk in 1958. Writer credit claimed by Jerry Siegel in a letter to Richard Morrissey that states this story was written prior to earlier printed newspaper sequence by Whitney Ellsworth and Wayne Boring. "I thought I was the only one who could fly!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Handy Andy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

Art verified by Craig Delich 2011-3-5.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superman Alias Superman
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Alias Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Arch-Swindler]
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. The King's Substitute!
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. Death of a Pirate
  7. 6. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Handy Andy
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  • Mike Nielsen
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