(September 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
Keywords:
deserts; French Foreign Legion; rifles; swords

[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.

[none] (Table of Contents)

Odds 'N' Ends / filler / 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.

[none] (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.

[none] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 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. [none]
    Odds 'N' Ends
  4. 3. [Bodyguard]
    Pep Morgan
  5. 4. [none]
    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. [none]
    Fantastic Facts
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