(May 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-03-24
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 413280.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Zatara / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Superman (inset)
Reprints:
Keywords:
spacecraft

From the 4 Corners (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

[Superman Declares War on Reckless Drivers] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed); Paul Cassidy ?
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent witnesses the death of a dear friend of his at the hands of a reckless driver and, when the Mayor refuses to deal with the problem, Superman decides to wage war on these drivers himself!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last panel on page 13 features an illustrated [by Bob Kane] ad for the new feature beginning that month in Detective Comics: the Batman! Notes and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-10-08.

[Under Cover, Part 2] (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.

["Death to Don Luis"] (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

Continued in next issue. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-10-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Here and There / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-10-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

[Film Facts] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[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 8-10-08.

Escape [Part 2] (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 2] (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 8-10-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Now You Know / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Odd Facts / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chuck Dawson

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

Land of the Fourth Dimension (Table of Contents)

Zatara Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; GUEST: Professor Susswill; VILLAINS: Duoru; Xataral; Mulano
Synopsis:
Zatara ventures into an undiscovered dimension only to find himself in the middle of a war.

Indexer Notes

Letters possibly by Fred Guardineer--compare to signature on cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

AIRecords / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Zatara
  2. 1. From the 4 Corners
  3. 2. [Superman Declares War on Reckless Drivers]
    Superman
  4. 3. [Under Cover, Part 2]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  5. 4. ["Death to Don Luis"]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Here and There
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    [Film Facts]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  9. 8. Escape [Part 2]
  10. 9. [Queen of the Malays, Part 2]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Now You Know
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Odd Facts
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Chuck Dawson
  14. 13. Land of the Fourth Dimension
    Zatara Master Magician
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    AIRecords
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