(July 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-05-29
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 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 415986.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Zatara / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Zatara [Giovani "John" Zatara]; Tong ?
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ancient Egypt; snakes

[Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed )
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; City Inspector Hughes; Lyons; V: Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis:
While investigating the collapse of a subway tunnel, Superman first faces off with those in charge of Star, Inc., a firm which built the tunnel with sub-standard materials, then he encounters the Ultra-Humanite, the bald, evil genius bent on world domination whom he thought died in the previous story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

On sale 6/2/39; modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-10-08. The last panel of the story is an illustrated ad for Superman #1, on sale May 18th.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

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

[The Journey Home, Part 2] (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 (2008-8-10).

[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.

[The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Clip Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson; Cheops [Captain Beatty] (villain)
Synopsis:
Cheops, aided by his robot mummy, is in reality police Captain Beatty, who is tricking Egyptians into helping hunt and steal antiquities. However, he and his scam are unmasked by Clip Carson who hands him over for mob justice.

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue.

Writer credit added by Craig Delich (2008-8-10).

Cheops is another name for Khufu, who in DC lore is the Golden-Age Hawkman.

A Tough Spot (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox ?; Vince Sullivan ? [as Terry Keane] (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Miss Abeland Affair] (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 (2008-8-10).

[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

First episode in color.

[The Fountain of Youth] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

WESThrills / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Zatara
  2. 1. [Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite]
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  4. 3. [The Journey Home, Part 2]
    Pep Morgan
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  6. 5. [The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 1]
    Clip Carson
  7. 6. A Tough Spot
  8. 7. [The Miss Abeland Affair]
    Tex Thomson
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Chuck Dawson
  10. 9. [The Fountain of Youth]
    Zatara Master Magician
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    WESThrills
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