(March 1950)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy
Reprints:

Superboy's Initiation (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton?
Pencils:
John Sikela
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy; Howard King; Arthur Dark; Reggie
Synopsis:
Smallhi Fraternity invites Clark to join as a joke, so they can humiliate him with initiation stunts.

The Boy Who Went to Sea (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Blackjack; Jerry Higgins

You Don't Have to Wait 2 Months for These Great Magazines! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring; Fred Ray; Win Mortimer
Inks:
Stan Kaye; Fred Ray; Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; western-frontier
Characters:
Superman; Tomahawk; Dan Hunter; Batman; Robin
Synopsis:
House ad for current issues of Action Comics, Star Spangled Comics, and Detective Comics.

The Spectre's Magic Formula (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick; The Spectre (not the hero); Tubby Watts
Synopsis:
The Spectre has his own magic formula: 7B(67A)Q89.

["Didn't Junior fix the cold water faucets fine, Dear?"] (Table of Contents)

Ton O'Fun / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor

The Ten-Century Lie (Table of Contents)

Shining Knight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Frank Frazetta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Shining Knight; Sir Butch; Sir Megrim; Eleda; Thorwald
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

flashback to Camelot

["I don't see why I have to walk Aunt Etty's baby"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Reprints:

The Voice of the Fish (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from ALL HANDS, The Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin

The Green Arrow Contest (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Speedy; The Flying Aces

It's Fun to Be Healthy (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superboy
  2. 1. Superboy's Initiation
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Boy Who Went to Sea
    Aquaman
  4. 3. You Don't Have to Wait 2 Months for These Great Magazines!
    DC Comics
  5. 4. The Spectre's Magic Formula
    Johnny Quick
  6. 5. ["Didn't Junior fix the cold water faucets fine, Dear?"]
    Ton O'Fun
  7. 6. The Ten-Century Lie
    Shining Knight
  8. 7. ["I don't see why I have to walk Aunt Etty's baby"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. The Voice of the Fish
  10. 9. The Green Arrow Contest
    Green Arrow
  11. 10. It's Fun to Be Healthy
    Wonder Woman
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