(May-June 1945)

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; 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)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Confirmed by Burnley to Craig Delich.

The United States Navy (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Shep Shepard (introduction); Al Wade (introduction); Dan Ryan (introduction); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Superman has his hands full trying to convince Shep that both of his college buddies from college, now serving in various branches of the armed services, have an equally important job to do in the war effort.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["Stop showing off Quimby. We Know you eat Wheaties!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
L. Cutler ? (signed, but illegible)
Inks:
L. Cutler ? (signed, but illegible)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Framed By Moke Henders] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils:
Pete Riss [as Joe] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Perry White; Mr. Marvin (villain, real estate broker); Moke Henders (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lois turns the tables on a real estate broker who tries to get Lois to make a recorded statement incriminating her boss, Perry White.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes, writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Rich Morrissey; the Archive titles this story as "The Foiled Frame-Up!"

The Canyon that Went Berserk (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; John Prester (prospector); Pick Perkins (villain, introduction); King Conn (villain); Lefty (villain); Torch (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark, not able to find anything exciting enough to write about, visit a fortune teller, and Clark sees an amazing thing in the mystic's crystal ball.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes 12/04, writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. This is an imaginary story. 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.

["A beautiful day to sit in the park and read!"] (Table of Contents)

Jasper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win (signed)
Pencils:
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks:
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jaspar

Indexer Notes

Lit-Win was a pen name for an artist/writer that Jack Burnley had met in the DC offices, but whom he could not remember his true name.

A Point of Law (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Johnson always gets lots of food"] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Pete

When the World Got Tired! (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:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Luthor (villain); Koda (alien villain, introduction, death); Goki (alien villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Luthor enlists the aid of two aliens from the planet Attar to conquer the world by using a ray on the earth people that makes them lazy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Roller Coaster of Doom] (Table of Contents)

Volto / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Robbins
Inks:
Frank Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

["Lucky this is on practice maneuvers"] (Table of Contents)

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Mackay
Inks:
Dick Mackay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The United States Navy
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Stop showing off Quimby. We Know you eat Wheaties!"]
  4. 3. [Framed By Moke Henders]
    Lois Lane
  5. 4. The Canyon that Went Berserk
    Superman
  6. 5. ["A beautiful day to sit in the park and read!"]
    Jasper
  7. 6. A Point of Law
  8. 7. ["Johnson always gets lots of food"]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. When the World Got Tired!
    Superman
  10. 9. [Roller Coaster of Doom]
    Volto
  11. 10. ["Lucky this is on practice maneuvers"]
    Eveready
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
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