(July-August 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:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes 12/04, pencils confirmed by Burnley to Craig Delich.

Fame for Sale! (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]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Mr. Blitz (amusement park owner); Caleb McCaleb (money lender); Mayor Bragg; Mabel Murgatroyd; Mrs. Van Vallum; J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain); Scarface Nick (villain); Machine Gun Morry (villain)
Synopsis:
Wilbur Wolfingham acts as a publicity agent for several well-known people, then gets actors to impersonate them and make outlandish statements that mar their character.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes 12/04.

[The Drug Swindle] (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 ? [as Joe] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Rufus Hyatt; Blackjack Hart (villain, introduction); Dr. Klemm (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Clark berates women reporters as too intuitive and emotional, not allowing reason to rule. But Lois decides to prove that she doesn't need Superman to solve a case, a move that nearly costs her her life.
Reprints:

Death On a String (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Like Father, Like Son! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 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; Smallville (introduction); Howard Brent; Raymond Brent; Mr. Hodges (camera store owner); Officer Clancey (policeman); Jed Scapely (villain, introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Two men are running for the job of Public Works Commissioner, but one of them, Jed Scapely, uses an underhanded technique to undermine his opponent.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Smallville is not the town Superman grew up in in this story. Inker credit by Bob Hughes 12/04.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gags Giggles 'n Groans / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Lit-Win is the pen name of a man who was often seen at work in the DC offices by Jack Burnley, but Jack could not remember the man's true name.

The Genie of the Lamp! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Bernard Demarest, Jr. (introduction); Crawfish Cole (villain, villain)
Synopsis:
A wealthy cynic and misguided young man, is interested in collecting antiques, and gets the chance to buy Aladdin's Lamp.....with disastrous results.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Fame for Sale!
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Drug Swindle]
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. Death On a String
  5. 4. Like Father, Like Son!
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Gags Giggles 'n Groans
  7. 6. The Genie of the Lamp!
    Superman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Chief Hot Foot
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
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