(November-December 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Superman, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); 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 #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)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

Tune Up Time For Crime! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Schultz (cameo, butcher); un-named Police Chief; Joe "Hi-Note" Nitro (ex-villain, singer); Lex Luthor (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman's arch enemy, Lex Luthor, invents a giant-sized tuning fork, whose concentrated vibrations cause buildings to collapse and safes to crumble.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes (December, 2004), writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.Previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story
to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

"He's polishing up his Jap lingo so he knows how to ask for Wheaties when we hit Tokyo" (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Gerrard (signed)
Inks:
Dave Gerrard (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war

A Dog's Tale! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Flip (Lois' dog, introduction); Perry White; Mrs. Pendergast; Mrs. Loddy (cameo); Tommy Loddy (cameo); Herman (a dog catcher); Rocky Grimes (villain, introduction); Mr. Withers (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark set out to investigate a series of vicious dog nappings, but it's Superman [whose secret identity becomes known to Lois' dog] who tracks down the true perpetrators of this racket.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit by Bob Hughes (December, 2004). Previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story
to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

Only Pep gives you this great array of Model War Planes Free! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman

["My cousin ought to fix it up in a jiffy!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

You Can Save His Life! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
contect War Hemp Industries to learn how you can harvest Milkweed Floss to fill military life jackets.

Shell Game (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fred Whitby] (signed)
Colors:
mone
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Aces Doonan Gang] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lois Lane; Perry White; Clark Kent; Sari Mallon (introduction, movie star); Lee Grandon (introduction, Sari's publicity agent); Aces Doonan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lois believes she is interviewing star Sari Mallon about a phony story concocted by her publicity agent, not knowing that a group of criminals are actually after the star's jewels.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First line: "Lois, here's an assignment you won't need Superman's help on!"

Writer credit by Bob Hughes (December, 2004).

Fortified with Energy! (Table of Contents)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Baby Ruth helps fortify you against fatigue. Millions are sent to Uncle Sam's fighters everywhere.

["I see your name's obliterated!"] (Table of Contents)

Slim / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slim; O'Sullivan

Build and Fly Authentic Models (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
aviation; war

The Treasure House of History! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Ivor Vanton (cameo, explorer, death); Dr. Hiram Carter (museum director); Dr. Porter; Dr. Jon Ericsson (explorer); Van Croft (villain, introduction); Charlie (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman investigates the disappearance of a noted explorer and discovers that a member of the Metroplis Museum Board has kidnapped the explorer and swindled the museum of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker identification by Bob Hughes (December, 2004). Previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story
to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

Ready For Christmas (Table of Contents)

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

"Now that's what I call a pocket flashlight!" (Table of Contents)

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul McCarthy (signed)
Inks:
Paul McCarthy (signed)
Colors:
? (red only)
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Tune Up Time For Crime!
    Superman
  3. 2. "He's polishing up his Jap lingo so he knows how to ask for Wheaties when we hit Tokyo"
  4. 3. A Dog's Tale!
    Superman
  5. 4. Only Pep gives you this great array of Model War Planes Free!
  6. 5. ["My cousin ought to fix it up in a jiffy!"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. You Can Save His Life!
  8. 7. Shell Game
  9. 8. [The Aces Doonan Gang]
    Lois Lane
  10. 9. Fortified with Energy!
    Baby Ruth
  11. 10. ["I see your name's obliterated!"]
    Slim
  12. 11. Build and Fly Authentic Models
    Wheaties
  13. 12. The Treasure House of History!
    Superman
  14. 13. Ready For Christmas
    Daisy Air Rifles
  15. 14. "Now that's what I call a pocket flashlight!"
    Eveready
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner