(September 1948)

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); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Keywords:
Metropolis Police Department

We'll Dream on These Snaps...Come December! (Table of Contents)

Kodak Verichrome Film / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for Kodak camera film.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Superman of Doom (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Ewell Blackwell Champion Pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds (Table of Contents)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ewell Blackwell
Synopsis:
Highlights of Ewell Blackwell's pitching career coupled with a Wheaties ad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Brother / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Phil Berube
Pencils:
Phil Berube
Inks:
Phil Berube
Colors:
?
Letters:
Phil Berube

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Brother
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 6-27-09.

The Hot Car Mob (Table of Contents)

Federal Agent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moore
Inks:
Ed Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Steve Carter, G-Man (introduction); Bud (Steve's pal, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Introduction and first for this strip.

New Fun! Send for This Story-Toy Book (Table of Contents)

Kellogg's Rice Krispies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for a book available for 15 cents plus one Rice Krispies box top.

Mimic's Magic (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William F. White
Inks:
William F. White
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Zatara

Everything You Want in a Magazine (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos; ?
Inks:
George Roussos; Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
Ads for Gang Busters #5 and Mr. District Attorney #5.

["Hmm - apple pie - my fav'rit!"] (Table of Contents)

Bebe / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bebe
Reprints:

[A Day at the Beach] (Table of Contents)

Homer / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A list of the members of DC's advisory board plus a list of currently published comics. Thirty titles are listed.

Case of the Crooked Rock (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents)

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad the Supermen of America Club with a message to be decoded using Code Uranus No. 6.

Indexer Notes

Decoded message reads: Life is never too busy nor time too short for courtesy and consideration toward others.

Fire (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson [as William Morrison]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
An article on the properties and uses of fire.

The Lonesome Kangaroo (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Robinson] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Chinatown Kid; Ed; Mooglie Ned (villain); Ropus (villain)
Synopsis:
An unlikely kangaroo named Katie carries in her pouch a fabulously valuable diamond, and the hombres after it have already killed her master.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 6-27-09.

The One and Only Superman... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Synopsis:
Ad for the Superman serial from Columbia Pictures.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

New Target Range for Daisy BB Rifle Shooters! (Table of Contents)

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for different models of Daisy BB Guns and announement of the availability of Daisy Handbook #2.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. We'll Dream on These Snaps...Come December!
    Kodak Verichrome Film
  3. 2. A Superman of Doom
    Superman
  4. 3. Ewell Blackwell Champion Pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Little Brother
  6. 5. The Hot Car Mob
    Federal Agent
  7. 6. New Fun! Send for This Story-Toy Book
    Kellogg's Rice Krispies
  8. 7. Mimic's Magic
    Zatara
  9. 8. Everything You Want in a Magazine
    DC Comics
  10. 9. ["Hmm - apple pie - my fav'rit!"]
    Bebe
  11. 10. [A Day at the Beach]
    Homer
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
    DC Comics
  13. 12. Case of the Crooked Rock
    Congo Bill
  14. 13. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  15. 14. Fire
  16. 15. The Lonesome Kangaroo
    Vigilante
  17. 16. The One and Only Superman...
    Superman
  18. 17. New Target Range for Daisy BB Rifle Shooters!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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