(August 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:
Paul Cassidy
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints:
Keywords:
circuses; lions

[Brentwood Home for Wayward Youth] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Neville
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Villains: Mr. Tweed; Mrs. Tweed; Davey Merrill
Synopsis:
Clark arrives for a date with Lois, who is making a donation to the Brentwood Rehabilitation Home. Clark tells her that the place is more interested in money than their young charges. Lois decides they should visit the home so that she can disprove Clark. After a pleasant visit, Lois and Clark are stopped by a charge, Davey Merrill, who cut his hands climbing the wall just to ask for something to eat. Once they feed him, he tells them all about the horrible conditions at the home.
Reprints:

[The Track Meet Fix] (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; Bill; Cole; Coach Jones; Sheriff Blake; Villains: gamblers
Synopsis:
At Maddon Circle Garden, Pep prepares for the Annual Foxx Quarter-Mile Race for Ardale College. In the locker room, Pep overhears gamblers bribing a runner. In the race, he is beat by Cole from State. Later, Pep and Bill find spike marks on the track. He decides to wait for the outdoor quarter to best Cole when spikes are allowed, but the gambler's plan was to get all bets on Cole so Pep could win the outdoor. When Cole is hurt in a train wreck, the gamblers have to deal with Pep.

[Fight to the Finish] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Jeanne; V: Captain Ruff's brother; Captain Tavish; a ship dealer; Captain Angago
Synopsis:
Hearing Jeanne scream, Jon Valor rushes to protect her from a bearded giant, Captain Ruff's brother. Once safe, they head for Savannah and passage on Captain Tavish's ship. They retrieve Ruff's treasure and head to Bristol and buys the Sea-Queen. The dealer visits a friend, Captain Andago, who tells him that the money he received was the lost jewels of Queen Maria, and the man who bought the ship is a pirate with a price on his head.

Indexer Notes

Story title given in previous issue.

No Greater Courage (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ivan Dmytryk (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Michael Varkova

[The Blue Raider] (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]; V: The Blue Raider [Blackie Dawes]
Synopsis:
Enjoying a rest in Arizona, the Three Aces read a report about a mysterious blue plane that has been attacking Federal Airline Union transcontinental planes. Gunner finds a stranded commercial liner, and the Aces decide to track down the Blue Raider.

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of the Gorrah!! (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; V: The Gorrah; District Attorney Maloney; Janice Maloney; Tiger Dixon; Bomber Brennen; Reb Horton; V: Rat-Men; Miss X (cameo)
Synopsis:
Bomber Brennen is killed in a boxing match with Tiger Dixon that Tex, Bob, the D.A., and the D.A.'s daughter, Janice, were attending. Bob discovers a sponge loaded with nepthogas in the locker rooms. Dixon's manager, Reb Norton, notes that Joey Gonomi had tried to make him throw the fight, but after the lights go out and some shots are fired, Reb disappears. Tex receives a package from a florist, and he and Bob investigate, aided by Miss X. They end up captured by the Gorrah and his new creations, the Rat-Men.

Indexer Notes

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

[Shoes, Hardware, Meats] (Table of Contents)

Tiny / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tiny

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 8-23-08.

[Hollywood Advisor] (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; Buzz Bailey; Snyder; V: Mr. Dennis; Archie Norton; Jean Norton
Synopsis:
On a plane to Hollywood, where Clip will act as technical advisor on an adventure film, he runs into Buzz Bailey. Buzz is greeted by a shady producer, Snyder, but ignores him. Clip sets out to location with Archie Norton, the star of the film, and Archie's wife, Jean, but the couple fights incessantly. On the first day of shooting, Archie is shot dead, and Clip determines to find the killer.

[Busy Signal] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Pots / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Pots

The Vanished Explorer (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; Raoul D'Armand; Kara; Villains: The Link Men, Ahmed the Great
Synopsis:
On the trail of the "missing link," Raoul D'Armand was lost in the jungles of Africa. Hearing of the news, Zatara sets out with Tong to find him.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [Brentwood Home for Wayward Youth]
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Track Meet Fix]
    Pep Morgan
  4. 3. [Fight to the Finish]
    The Black Pirate
  5. 4. No Greater Courage
  6. 5. [The Blue Raider]
    Three Aces
  7. 6. The Return of the Gorrah!!
    Tex Thomson
  8. 7. [Shoes, Hardware, Meats]
    Tiny
  9. 8. [Hollywood Advisor]
    Clip Carson
  10. 9. [Busy Signal]
    Mr. Pots
  11. 10. The Vanished Explorer
    Zatara
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