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(September 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-07-24
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 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 424435.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
Keywords:
canteens; deserts; French Foreign Legion; kepis; Persian slippers; rifles; swords; turbans

[Superman and the Numbers Racket] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Police Commissioner Watson; Marty Kaye (Villain); Butch (Villain); Nick (Villain); Pete (Villain); Jack O'Leary
Synopsis:
After a run-in with a gambler who is opting out for suicide, and a Police Commissioner who won't deal with the city's gambling problem, Superman decides to wage a one-man war himself against gambling and aid the victims of it.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman #2 on sale. The last panel of the story is an illustrated plug for New York World's Fair Comics for 1939. Note and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-10-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Odds 'N' Ends / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Bodyguard] (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.

[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 3] (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

Indexer Notes

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

[Tex Thompson, Double Agent] (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; Gargantua T. Potts

Indexer Notes

Gargantua T. Potts becomes Tex's valet. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-10-08.

Treasure Hunt [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum ? [as Jack Anthony] (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Trouble at the Box-M] (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

The Terror from Saturn (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; Tong; Gorla; Poora; Ool
Synopsis:
Invaders from Saturn want to take over Earth.

Indexer Notes

First time since Action Comics #1-3 in which Zatara speaks backwards to invoke his magic.

[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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Superman and the Numbers Racket]
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Odds 'N' Ends
  4. 3. [Bodyguard]
    Pep Morgan
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  6. 5. [The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 3]
    Clip Carson
  7. 6. [Tex Thompson, Double Agent]
    Tex Thomson
  8. 7. Treasure Hunt [Part 2]
  9. 8. [Trouble at the Box-M]
    Chuck Dawson
  10. 9. The Terror from Saturn
    Zatara Master Magician
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
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