(September-October 1947)

DC, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; Jack Schiff (Assistant Editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (Assistant Editor, uncredited)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
George Roussos?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes 12/04

The Man Who Stole the Sun! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
George Roussos?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lex Luthor (villain); Harry Truman (guest appearance, seen from back); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Luthor uses a giant space ship to cut off sunlight from the Earth
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

credits by Bob Hughes 12/04

Autograph, Please! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Johnny Terrill (introduction); Alexander Breckenridge III (introduction, villain); Dr. Mason; Sharpley; Mugsy; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon Bonaparte; Harry S. Truman; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Winchell; Danny Kaye; Eddie Kantor; Ray Milland; Marguerite Chapman; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rembrandt van Rijn; Robert Fulton; Sir Isaac Newton; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Graham Bell
Synopsis:
When the Daily Planet mounts an autograph contest, Superman helps Johnny Terrill collect signatures from around the globe and across time to give him the confidence to walk again. But Johnny has to compete against a young heir and his crooked bodyguards, who actually want to collect signatures so they can later forge checks. When Lois and the heir discover the bodyguards’ plans, Superman comes to their rescue, and then supplies Johnny with the winning autograph.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman time travels under his own power for the first time. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn, inker credit by Bob Hughes 2004-12.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flip Flop the Clown / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Comeback of a Clown (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Blane
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jimminy and the Magic Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Superboy; Robin; Jimminy

Indexer Notes

ad for new feature in More Fun Comics

The Rarest Secret in the World (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Fathead Gurney (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Clark is forced to rescue a man who may know his secret ID

Indexer Notes

inker credit by Bob Hughes 12/04
Contains flashback to issue #6.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Willy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube (signed)
Pencils:
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks:
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Man Who Stole the Sun!
    Superman
  3. 2. Autograph, Please!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Flip Flop the Clown
  5. 4. Comeback of a Clown
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Jimminy and the Magic Book
  8. 7. The Rarest Secret in the World
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Willy
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