(June 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-04-24
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 411862.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
locomotives

[Superman vs. the Cab Protective League] (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]; Carlyle; Villains: Reynolds; Ultra-Humanite (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman decides to wage war against the Cab Protective League, a firm trying to victimize the independent cab companies. But when he thinks the situation has been resolved, he comes to face a new threat: the Ultra-Humanite, a foe who gained from a scientific experiment the most agile and learned brain on earth...a foe who seeks to dominate of the world!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman #1 on sale 5/18/39- NY World's Fair #1 4/29/39. George Taylor first named in 5/39 newspaper strip. The "S" symbol first appears on Superman's cape. Oddity: Superman is overcome by a sheet of flame and states that he nearly perished in a burning cabin. Some notes & synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-10-08.

[The Ibor Jewel Curse] (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. Last appearance.

[The Journey Home, Part 1] (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.

["The Polo's [sic] are captured by a band of slavers..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

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

Test Flight (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Lieutenant Cummings (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Ace of Spades] (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; Bob Daley; Ace of Spades (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

["Chuck has succeeded in locating the cave..."] (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.

The Swamp of Satan (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

[Now You Know] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Superman vs. the Cab Protective League]
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Ibor Jewel Curse]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  4. 3. [The Journey Home, Part 1]
    Pep Morgan
  5. 4. ["The Polo's [sic] are captured by a band of slavers..."]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  6. 5. Test Flight
  7. 6. [The Ace of Spades]
    Tex Thomson
  8. 7. ["Chuck has succeeded in locating the cave..."]
    Chuck Dawson
  9. 8. The Swamp of Satan
    Zatara The Master Magician
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    [Now You Know]
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