(October 1944)

DC, 1938 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 editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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

["Got a match, Superman?"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Prankster
Reprints:
Keywords:
bridges

The Headline Hoax (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
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]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Amos Amster; Thomas Todd; Joe; Prankster
Synopsis:
The Prankster disguises himself as a blind news dealer and manufactures Daily Planet headlines to con certain people so that he can make a profit off of them!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer correction 9/07 from John Wells. Previously credited to Don Cameron. Action Archives credits this story to Don Cameron.

Oddity: in the last panel of page 10, Prankster is reading a copy of "The Daily Star" (the first newspaper Clark Kent worked for). Synopsis added by Craig Delich 10-20-07.

The Punctured Picture (Table of Contents)

Hayfoot Henry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

Alvin Schwartz script credit and Stan Kaye pencils credit by Craig Delich. The Who's Who lists Alvin Schwartz as writer only from 1946-48 and Stan Kaye only as inker in 1944.

The Rainbow Man Sees Red (Table of Contents)

The Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Rainbow Man (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 10-20-07.

The Leaping Leopard (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edwin Smalle ?
Inks:
Edwin Smalle ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill

Terror's Victim (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall ? [as Tod Loury] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Pranks of Pan (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Got a match, Superman?"]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Headline Hoax
    Superman
  3. 2. The Punctured Picture
    Hayfoot Henry
  4. 3. The Rainbow Man Sees Red
    The Vigilante
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Clancy the Cop
  6. 5. The Leaping Leopard
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. Terror's Victim
  8. 7. The Pranks of Pan
    Zatara
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