(July 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A DC Publication
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:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Yellow "S" on blue shield on cape.

[Professor Cobalt's Clinic] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Paul J. Lauretta (pages 1-5); Paul Cassidy (pages 6-13)
Inks:
Shuster Shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Tommy; Little Mary; Dr. Wortington; Professor Clarence Cobalt (villain); Grafton (villain)
Synopsis:
Professor Cobalt, proprietor of the Cobalt Clinic, has his advertisement turned down by the Daily Planet because it makes spurious claims. Clark runs him out after Cobalt gets aggressive with George Taylor. George gets Clark and Lois to investigate the clinic for an exposé.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Includes a one-panel plea after the end of the story for contributions to President Roosevelt's Infantile Paralysis Fund. Penciling for Pages 1-5 was originally credited to Wayne Boring and later attributed to Don Komisarow by Bob Hughes on 8-23-08. It has since been determined by Bob Hughes and Jon Wilson to have been done by Paul J. Lauretta (as of September 2011).

[Trapped in the Snow] (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan; Pierre
Synopsis:
On a hunting expedition to Saskatchewan, Canada, Pep and his friend Pierre are snowed in and must traverse hundreds of miles to get to the next outpost before another storm.

[Rescued] (Table of Contents)

The Black Pirate / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Captain Courtney; Jeanne; Captain Ruff's brother (villain)
Synopsis:
The Black Pirate is trapped in a shark-infested sea. After fighting them off, he is picked up by another ship, run by Captain Courtney. When they dock at Savannah, Jon Valor leaves town on horseback. He meets up with a childhood friend, Jeanne, at an inn. That night, a bearded intruder comes to the inn and demands the Black Pirate.

[Ingrid Svenson's Inheritance] (Table of Contents)

Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]; Ingrid Svensen; New Guinea natives
Synopsis:
Looking for adventure in California, Gunner encounters a crying girl, Ingrid Svensen, in a diner. She needs an flight to New Guinea to retrieve pearls from on top of Devil Mountain, pearls that her father left to her in his will. Once there, the Three Aces have to figure out how to help Ingrid get the pearls.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-23-08.

Introducing "Miss X" (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; Miss X (introduction); Special Prosecutor Maloney; J. Vander Wallace; Lefty
Synopsis:
Since Gargantua T. Potts joined the French Army, Tex and Bob find things pretty dull, but a phone call threatening death if they mix in with the new prosecutor, Maloney, gets them set on a new investigation. Maloney deputizes them to help sniff out rackets. Working on the case, they are helped by the mysterious Miss X.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-23-08.

Message to the Major [Part 2] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Subaltern Jones

[Claim Jumpers] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson; Marion Trent; James Trent; Villains: Jacques Frontenac; the "devil wolf"
Synopsis:
Clip runs into Marion Trent in New York City and ends up helping her get to her father's cabin in the Hudson Bay area. Her father found a lode, and Jacques Frontenac and his spies are after the location.

The Jagtooth Gold Mine (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong; Annette Devere; Francois Devere; Henri Jardine (flashback); Tony
Synopsis:
Zatara and Tong are in the far north searching for the Jagtooth Gold Mine he has been commissioned to find. At a cabin beset by the plague, Zatara gives the inhabitants medicine and asks them about the mine. They say that the mine is guarded by a vicious man, Tony, whom Zatara will have to defeat to return the mine to his friend, Henri Jardine.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Professor Cobalt's Clinic]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Trapped in the Snow]
    Pep Morgan
  4. 3. [Rescued]
    The Black Pirate
  5. 4. [Ingrid Svenson's Inheritance]
    Three Aces
  6. 5. Introducing "Miss X"
    Tex Thomson
  7. 6. Message to the Major [Part 2]
  8. 7. [Claim Jumpers]
    Clip Carson
  9. 8. The Jagtooth Gold Mine
    Zatara
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