(March 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; Murray Boltinoff
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints:
Keywords:
steamshovels

Indexer Notes

"S" on cape; 1st issue to feature "World's Largest Selling Comic Magazine" on cover.

[Europe at War, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (un-named in story); T-21 [Lita Laverne] (villain, introduction, foreign actress)
Synopsis:
When Toran suddenly invades Galonia, Clark and Lois are sent to cover the war. On the ship to Europe, Clark saves the life of Lita Laverne, a famous foreign actress. When she later snubs him, Clark and Lois attend a reception for Lita to investigate. The reception is cut short when the city is bombed. Superman ends the bombing but discovers a neutral steamship is under attack and that Lita might have a connection.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Star; Galonia-Toran War

Indexer Notes

"S" on cape. The last panel is an illustrated promotional ad for The Spectre, with illustration by Bernard Baily.

[Volunteer Fireman] (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; Joe Mack; Charlie; Mrs. Mack; Rufus Toone (Villain); Ezra Wright (Villain); Fred Davis; Jack Green; Ted
Synopsis:
As Pep is playing pinochle with the volunteer fire department, they receive word that Joe Mack's place is burning. When they arrive, they find that Joe's wife ran back in for her pocketbook. Pep prepares a daring rescue. Later, evidence is found that the fire might have been set intentionally, and suspicion falls on Rufus Toone and his nephew, Ezra Wright.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-21-08.

[Murder at the Slash-D Ranch] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Chuck Dawson; Blacky; Andy Parsons; Mrs. Parsons; Jackson
Synopsis:
A young "puncher" mistakes an old gunman for a friend, but his friendly slap causes him to be held at gunpoint. Chuck sees that the young man apologized, and he intervenes. Later, on a rough mountain trail, Chuck finds the young man's body and is coerced into helping track down the killer when the Slash-D ranch foreman finds him by the body.

[Beauty was the Beast] (Table of Contents)

Clip Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson; Gloria Anders; Harry Anders; Reginald Hood; Mr. Ballard
Synopsis:
Aboard a liner en route from Algiers to South America, Clip sees a man, Harry Anders, knocked overboard and jumps in to rescue him. Back on board, the man and his daughter, Gloria, tell Clip about a statue that they obtained in Africa that has brought nothing but attempts on their lives, despite their readiness to return it. Clip goes to the room of an anthropologist, Reginald Hood, for more information but is met with great resistance. Shortly thereafter, Harry is found murdered, and Clip races to solve the case.

Malay Head (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Cooper (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illo)
Inks:
? (spot illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Island Demon] (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; Bob Daley; Cary James; Doctor Reid; Dr. Drummond; a demon (Villain); Courtney; Mrs. Van Schuler
Synopsis:
Tex Thomson must stop a Demon from an island in the Indian Ocean that has the power to impersonate other people.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-21-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-21-08.

The Lost Scot Gold Mine, Part 2 (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] (brief origin); Matt Saunders; Sally Saunders; Perry Laverne; Martino Fenton; Nedra; Concho; Juan; Pepito
Synopsis:
Concho and his raiders kidnap Sally and Perry, according to Nedra and Martino's plans.
Martino soons finds that he has been double-crossed by Concho, who takes him captive as well.
One night a whistling sound through the camp ignites the hopes of the captives.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from Action Comics #21.

[Wet Paint] (Table of Contents)

Rex / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rex; Rex's owner
Synopsis:
Rex's owner kicks Rex out of a chair so that he can paint it. Rex finds a way to sleep in the chair again.

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 8-21-08.

The Mask (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; The Mask (Villain); The Tigress (Villain); Ed Burton
Synopsis:
Recently returned from England, Zatara dines at the El Storko Club, where he notices the Tigress. He sees her poison the drink of Ed Burton, a banker. Zatara saves him. The Tigress meets with the Mask and discusses their plans to kill Ed. Zatara hunts after the Tigress to stop them.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Europe at War, Part 1]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Volunteer Fireman]
    Pep Morgan
  4. 3. [Murder at the Slash-D Ranch]
    Chuck Dawson
  5. 4. [Beauty was the Beast]
    Clip Carson
  6. 5. Malay Head
  7. 6. [The Island Demon]
    Tex Thomson
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  9. 8. The Lost Scot Gold Mine, Part 2
    Three Aces
  10. 9. [Wet Paint]
    Rex
  11. 10. The Mask
    Zatara Master Magician
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