(January-February 1946)

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)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Robin; The Cavalier
Synopsis:
Superman is reading a copy of Batman while sitting in a barber chair. Not an authentic cover though the drawing seems familiar.
Reprints:
Keywords:
barber

Indexer Notes

credits by Bob Hughes 12/04

[Superman DC Comic Magazines Editorial Advisory Board] (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

List of the Editorial Advisory Board for Superman DC Comic Magazines and a list of the currently published titles and the indicia information at bottom of the page.

D is for Donkey (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

Promotional text and image for DC Comics with small image of the cover of Detective Comics #107.

The Battle of the Atoms! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
First Luthor invents a machine that makes buildings melt. Then Luthor tries to kill Superman with an atomic bomb.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Supressed by the war department. Writer id by Martin O'Hearn, inker id 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.

["Toss if up, Ref! I eat my Wheaties!"] (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Gerard
Inks:
Dave Gerard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Wheaties breakfast cereal in comic strip form sign Dave Gerard in first panel.

Bullet Proof Men (Table of Contents)

Tom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Tom McAn

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Tom McAn shoes told in comic strip form.

The Bad Old Knights! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Burton (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman goes to Camelot in a dream

Indexer Notes

writer id by Martin O'Hearn, inker id 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.

["Catch anything yet, Daffy?"] (Table of Contents)

Daffy & Doodle / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Daffy; Doodle

["Why Everybody Goes for FLEERS!"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for FLEERS candy coated gum told in a comic panel illustration.

Gun-Grabbing George (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan]
Letters:
typeset

Code Neptune No. 7 (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / activity / 0.34 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Superman's Secret Message and address to enroll in the Supermen of America club.

["This is a bit too rough for me!"] (Table of Contents)

Jasper / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jasper
Synopsis:
Jasper can't get the hang of skiing.

[History's Mysteries] (Table of Contents)

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Trade; Mark

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Smith Brothers Cough Drops with comic style panel on the mysterious Sargasso Sea.

["Volto and Jimmy are flying over jungle in a helicopter."] (Table of Contents)

Volto From Mars; Grape Nuts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Volto; Jimmy
Synopsis:
Volto and Jimmy rescue a couple from savage natives.

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Grape Nuts Flakes breakfast cereal told in comic strip form.

[The International Swindler] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Clark Kent; Perry White; Cabin-Class Harry (Villain, Introduction)

Indexer Notes

writer id by Martin O'Hearn and Richard Morrissey, inker id by Bob Hughes 12/04

["The greatest player and coach in the history of basketball"] (Table of Contents)

Nat Holman; Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Nat Holman
Keywords:
basketball

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Wheaties breakfast cereal with information on and illustration of Nat Holman.

The Man of Stone! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Goon McGloon (villain, introduction); Literary Link (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White

Indexer Notes

inker id 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.

[Daisy Commando] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Daisy Air Rifles.

[Learn Radio] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photographs)
Inks:
? (photographs)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside of back cover advertisement for learning about radios from Mr. J. E. Smith.

[Eveready Batteries] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chon Day (signed)
Inks:
Chon Day (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover advertisement for Eveready Batteries with comic illustration.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Superman DC Comic Magazines Editorial Advisory Board]
  3. 2. D is for Donkey
  4. 3. The Battle of the Atoms!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Toss if up, Ref! I eat my Wheaties!"]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Bullet Proof Men
    Tom McAn
  7. 6. The Bad Old Knights!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Catch anything yet, Daffy?"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  9. 8. ["Why Everybody Goes for FLEERS!"]
  10. 9. Gun-Grabbing George
  11. 10. Code Neptune No. 7
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. ["This is a bit too rough for me!"]
    Jasper
  13. 12. [History's Mysteries]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  14. 13. ["Volto and Jimmy are flying over jungle in a helicopter."]
    Volto From Mars; Grape Nuts
  15. 14. [The International Swindler]
    Lois Lane
  16. 15. ["The greatest player and coach in the history of basketball"]
    Nat Holman; Wheaties
  17. 16. The Man of Stone!
    Superman
  18. 17. [Daisy Commando]
  19. 18. [Learn Radio]
  20. 19. [Eveready Batteries]
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