(October 1947)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Great Hobby Contest (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Wenzel
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils identification by Bob Hughes, July 2007; inks identification by Gene Reed, April 2011, based on comparisons with Kaye's other known work at this time.

The Great Hobby Contest! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Wenzel [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Orville Orville; Bobby; Pete; Teddy; Mary; Titus Canby (a millionaire); President Antvar (President of a small European country)
Synopsis:
Orville Orville, the richest and most spoiled youngster in town, tries to win every division of a hobby contest, using his father's money to accomplish it, and to win a coveted trip around the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Bob Hughes (July 2007). Clark Kent lives in "a small town". Story also takes place after World War II.

Shades of John Paul Jones (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
George Kashdan
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; John Paul Jones
Synopsis:
Aquaman time travels to the days of the American Revolution.

Indexer Notes

In the American Revolution, maybe a dream.

Menace of the Crimson Arrows (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Arrow Gang (villains)

The Saga of a Sword (Table of Contents)

Shining Knight / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Winter
Inks:
Chuck Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shining Knight [Sir Justin]

Indexer Notes

Story narrated by Excalibur.

The 9th Wonder of the World! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Pal the Wonder Dog; Mel Mitchum
Synopsis:
After a fire destroys the entire print run of the hit comic, 8th Wonder, Johnny Quick redraws, inks, letters, engraves the plates, prints the entire comic using a handpress and then paints the colors into every single copy by hand in one night.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Great Hobby Contest
    Superboy
  2. 1. The Great Hobby Contest!
    Superboy
  3. 2. Shades of John Paul Jones
    Aquaman
  4. 3. Menace of the Crimson Arrows
    Green Arrow
  5. 4. The Saga of a Sword
    Shining Knight
  6. 5. The 9th Wonder of the World!
    Johnny Quick
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
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  • Bob Cherry
  • Gene Reed
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  • Michael Grabois
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Pat Lang
  • Mark Waid
  • Sidne Gail Ward
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
  • Ted Watson
  • Mark Gordon
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dwayne Best
  • Lou Mazzella
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