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(April 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-03-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 409444.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
Keywords:
submarines; warships

[Superman and the 'Black Gold' Swindle] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy ?
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (un-named); Villains: Meek; Bronson
Synopsis:
An unscrupulous firm sells what they think to be worthless stock in "Black Gold Oil", then try to buy it all back when they hear that oil has been discovered on the property...thanks to Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman uses X-ray vision. 1st reference as the Man of Steel; penciller id by Bob Hughes. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

[Under Cover, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scoop Scanlon

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

[Shanghaied] (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

ADVENTUREvent / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison
Inks:
Terry Gilkison
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Henrietta / comic story / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Henrietta

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

Escape [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Queen of the Malays, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chuck Dawson

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

Sea Ghost (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Superman and the 'Black Gold' Swindle]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Under Cover, Part 1]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  4. 3. [Shanghaied]
    Pep Morgan
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    ADVENTUREvent
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Henrietta
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. Escape [Part 1]
  9. 8. [Queen of the Malays, Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Chuck Dawson
  12. 11. Sea Ghost
    Zatara
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