(March-April 1945)

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; 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Confirmed by Burnley to Craig Delich.

Dimensions of Danger! (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:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); King Brpxz and people of Zrfff (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lois Lane says "Kltpzyxm" and accidentally transports herself to Mxyztplk's home world, so Superman has to go there to rescue her.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker identification by Bob Hughes 12/04.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Pete

The Country Doctor! (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]; Perry White; Dr. David Brown (introduction, death); Ann Lacy (his nurse); Dr. David Brown, Jr. (his son); Mr. Prentiss (bank President); Mrs. Prentiss (his wife); Zeke Potter; Pete Potter (his son)
Synopsis:
An under-appreciated doctor is appalled when his doctor son refuses to practice medicine along side his elderly father in a small country area. But the people of that community, not Superman for once, sways that decision!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn, inker identification by Bob Hughes 12/04.

Man With the Rocket (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Blair Bolton (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Googenslocker Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Mrs. Googenslocker; Willie Googenslocker; Handsome Harry Lars (villain, introduction); Gus (villain); Jo-Jo (villain)
Synopsis:
The report of a stolen piggy bank leads Lois on the trail of a story that other reporters just laugh off.....but Lois has the last laugh on them!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Richard Morrissey. The Archive edition titles this story "The Purloined Piggy Bank".

The Compass Points to Murder! (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]; Perry White; Elias Carp (death); Inspector Grogan; Captain Gale; Captain Webart; Captain Chate (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A deceased merchant fleet owner leaves a compass and end word from a newspaper as clues Superman must follow in order to track down the killer.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit by Bob Hughes January 2004. Oddity: First panel of the story, which takes place in the present time of 1945, says the date is August 4, 1939!

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Dimensions of Danger!
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  4. 3. The Country Doctor!
    Superman
  5. 4. Man With the Rocket
  6. 5. [The Googenslocker Robbery]
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. The Compass Points to Murder!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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