(May 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
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:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Keywords:
chickens; dogs; flooding

Clark Kent's Career (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

The Poison Planet (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
John Fischetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow

["And with the costume I got for us, Jerry, we should be a cinch for first prize"] (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Dead Man's Gold (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Smalle [as E.J.S.] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Smalle [as E.J.S.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill

["If I don't reduce a little..."] (Table of Contents)

Jasper / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win
Pencils:
Lit-Win
Inks:
Lit-Win
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Any Gum, Chum? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How chewing gum and bubble gum are made.

["Golly, it's muddy out after the rain!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Home, Sweet Home! (Table of Contents)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky Biggs; Lucy Biggs; Li'l Allergy; Mr. Biggs; Mrs. Biggs
Synopsis:
Everyone in Binky's family learns a lesson about being more thoughtful and accommodating to one another.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with leading national social welfare and youth-serving organizations.

Art credits from Bob Hughes, Gene Reed, Merlin Haas, Edgar Loftin, and Allen Ross. Loftin and Ross question Mayer inks credit. Bob Bailey argues Bob Oksner base with Mayer heads.

The Quest for the Two Dead Men (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks:
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante

["Boy - look at all these snowballs!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[Builder! Creator] (Table of Contents)

Handy Andys / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ben Allen [aka Stookie Allen]
Pencils:
Ben Allen [aka Stookie Allen]
Inks:
Ben Allen [aka Stookie Allen]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Allen [aka Stookie Allen]

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Pierre St. Amand; Barbara Bittner; Jack Roush; Mary Chase
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Clark Kent's Career
    Superman
  3. 2. The Poison Planet
    Tommy Tomorrow
  4. 3. ["And with the costume I got for us, Jerry, we should be a cinch for first prize"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  5. 4. Dead Man's Gold
    Congo Bill
  6. 5. ["If I don't reduce a little..."]
    Jasper
  7. 6. Any Gum, Chum?
  8. 7. ["Golly, it's muddy out after the rain!"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. Home, Sweet Home!
    Leave It to Binky
  10. 9. The Quest for the Two Dead Men
    Vigilante
  11. 10. ["Boy - look at all these snowballs!"]
    Little Pete
  12. 11. [Builder! Creator]
    Handy Andys
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Gene Reed
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  • Brian Mowbray
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Carlos Tasada
  • John Douglas Miceli
  • Kyle Weber
  • Terry Watkins
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
  • Darrel McCann
  • Ed Boner