(October 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-08-24
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 and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class permit. Copyright number 427466.


[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:
soldiers; tanks

[The Return of the Ultra-Humanite] (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); Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis:
Superman struggles to keep the Ultra-Humanite from his campaign to terrorize and blackmail Deering Lines or sabotage every steamer of their company.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story was an illustrated ad for New York World's Fair Comics for 1939. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-15-08.

[On the Ranch] (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; Mary; Mr. Smith; Buck; Pedro (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-15-08.

The Mysterious Rescue (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; Karlan; Abu Ll Kaf (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story title from previous issue. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-15-08.

[The Cult of the Tiger, 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; Japur Chunda; Jaffeer; Panjore; The Cult of the Tiger (villains)

A Lion's Share (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Captain Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Return of the Gorrah, Part 1] (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; The Gorrah (villain); Bob Daley; Gargantua T. Potts; Ali-Baba

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-15-08.

[The Horse That Breathes Through His Neck!] (Table of Contents)

Sportettes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Peter Song (a horse); George Varoff

[The Stage Hold-Up] (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; gun-hawks (villains)

[Autographs of Adam and Eve and of Judas Iscariot] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Includes the autographs of Adam & Eve and Judas Iscariot; an unmarked grave; a strange beast; and the elephant.

The Pearl of Ophir (Table of Contents)

Zatara Master Magician / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Beth Jordan; John Jordan; Setap (villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Return of the Ultra-Humanite]
    Superman
  3. 2. [On the Ranch]
    Pep Morgan
  4. 3. The Mysterious Rescue
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  5. 4. [The Cult of the Tiger, Part 1]
    Clip Carson
  6. 5. A Lion's Share
  7. 6. [The Return of the Gorrah, Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  8. 7. [The Horse That Breathes Through His Neck!]
    Sportettes
  9. 8. [The Stage Hold-Up]
    Chuck Dawson
  10. 9. [Autographs of Adam and Eve and of Judas Iscariot]
    Fantastic Facts
  11. 10. The Pearl of Ophir
    Zatara Master Magician
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