(Fall 1939)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-08-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vin Sullivan
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. The filing also states Detective Comics, Inc. is the publisher and copyright holder.


[Another Complete Book of the Astounding Adventures of the One and Only Superman!] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman the Man of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece. Sequence and credits by Craig Delich (Jan. 2006).

[The Comeback of Larry Trent] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Larry Trent (introduction); Charlie Bennett; Jock Kane; "Slugger" Barnes; Tom Croy (villain)
Synopsis:
Superman saves the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world from committing suicide. When Superman learns that Larry Trent was drugged by his former manager to lose the title bout, the Man of Tomorrow disguises himself as Trent and slugs his way back to the title match, in which Trent himself steps in and wins.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This newspaper reprint has NO splash.

Superman's Tips For Super-Health (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Superman at the World's Fair (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Superman Champions Universal Peace! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (first time named); Lois Lane; Professor Adolphus Runyan (dies); Ambrose (a monkey; dies); Bartow (villain; introduction); Lubane (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent is assigned to interview Professor Runyan, who claims to have invented a gas so powerful that it can penetrate any type of gas mask. A group of criminals successfully steal the formula, wishing to sell it to a munitions manufacturer so it can be used in the civil war in Boravia.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possibly Jimmy Olsen's first appearance in the Superman strip.

[Supermen of America -- Action Comics] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Superman and the Skyscrapers (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (cameo); Pete Asconio (cameo; dies); Nat Grayson (villain; introduction); Butch Grogan (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
After five construction workers mysteriously die while trying to erect the Atlas Building, Superman decides to investigate, and discovers that Nat Grayson wants to prevent Bruce Constructions, Inc. from completing the building in the time required in the contract, thus eliminating his rival competitor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Metropolis

["Down the steps of Police Headquarters hurried 'Big Mike' Caputo,..."] (Table of Contents)

Superman / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (illustrations) (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (illustrations) (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Big Mike Caputo (villain; introduction); Sneer (villain); Fink (villain)
Synopsis:
After being forced to leave numerous other cities, Big Mike Caputo moves in on Metropolis, a city, he says is a town rolling in gravy and waiting to be plucked! Superman steps into the fray, rounding up Caputo for the Police Chief, who forces the protection racketeer to leave town.
Reprints:

Superman! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Johnson Smith & Co.] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Daisy Air Rifles] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Another Complete Book of the Astounding Adventures of the One and Only Superman!]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  3. 2. Superman the Man of Tomorrow!
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Comeback of Larry Trent]
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman's Tips For Super-Health
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman at the World's Fair
  7. 6. Superman Champions Universal Peace!
    Superman
  8. 7. [Supermen of America -- Action Comics]
    Superman
  9. 8. Superman and the Skyscrapers
    Superman
  10. 9. ["Down the steps of Police Headquarters hurried 'Big Mike' Caputo,..."]
    Superman
  11. 10. Superman!
    Superman
  12. 11. [Johnson Smith & Co.]
  13. 12. [Daisy Air Rifles]
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