(September-October 1949)

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 (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

The Two Identities of Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Perry White; Lois Lane; Hollis Shore (villain); Toyman (cameo); Prankster (cameo); Luthor (cameo)
Synopsis:
Superman tries to convince Hollis Shore that he's really Perry White.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

redone in Action 302

The Men Who Had to Guard Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Prof. Johns (intro); James Carson; Perry White
Synopsis:
When a dying scientist tells Clark a secret formula, the Secret Service decides they must protect him.
Reprints:

Smokey, the Fire-Preventing Bear Comes to the Rescue of Peter Porkchops (Table of Contents)

Peter Porkchops / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Otto Feuer
Inks:
Otto Feuer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Smokey the Bear; Peter Porkchops

["Golly, I haven't played baseball in years"] (Table of Contents)

Casey the Cop / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["All set for the helmet, Shorty?"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Birth of the Leathernecks (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Perry ?
Inks:
Raymond Perry ?
Colors:
Raymond Perry ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
origin of the U.S. Marines

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction

Superman Fights the Super-Brain (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Toyman (villain); the Super-Brain (Intro, Dies, a computer); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
The Toyman builds a super computer to plot crimes for him.

Indexer Notes

Clark Kent actually changes to Superman in a phone booth!

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The Two Identities of Superman
    Superman
  3. 2. The Men Who Had to Guard Superman
    Superman
  4. 3. Smokey, the Fire-Preventing Bear Comes to the Rescue of Peter Porkchops
    Peter Porkchops
  5. 4. ["Golly, I haven't played baseball in years"]
    Casey the Cop
  6. 5. ["All set for the helmet, Shorty?"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. Birth of the Leathernecks
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  9. 8. Superman Fights the Super-Brain
    Superman
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