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(December 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-10-24
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 435264.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
artillery

[The Purple Plague] (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]; Dr. Travers; Villain: Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis:
A purple plaque sweeps Metropolis killing citizens left and right. Only Dr. Travers has discovered antidote, and Superman must stop the Ultra-Humanite from killing the good doctor and prevent that cure from being used.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-16-08.

[The Train Robbery] (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

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-16-08.

[The Boot Thieves] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 4 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 Ivory Safari, 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

Forest Fire (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

The Zombies [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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-16-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Salty Sam / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Salty Sam

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 8-16-08.

[Murder in the Air] (Table of Contents)

Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bert Christman [as Christopher] (signed)
Inks:
Bert Christman [as Christopher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich, 16 August 2008.

The Gorilla King (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Purple Plague]
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Train Robbery]
    Pep Morgan
  4. 3. [The Boot Thieves]
    Chuck Dawson
  5. 4. [The Ivory Safari, Part 1]
    Clip Carson
  6. 5. Forest Fire
  7. 6. The Zombies [Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Salty Sam
  9. 8. [Murder in the Air]
    Three Aces
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    This Doggone World
  11. 10. The Gorilla King
    Zatara Master Magician
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