(May 1952)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (Managing Editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (story editor)
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

The Menace from Planet Z! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Happy Hobby Time! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero; non-fiction
Characters:
Superboy; Frank
Synopsis:
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; later appears in DC comics cover-dated June 1965

The Menace of Planet Z! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [also as Klarkash Kenton]; Olav; Jamar; Lura Lajos; Lois Lane (cameo)
Synopsis:
The scientists of the planet Zor draw Superman to their world with their Z-Ray, because they need him to help them against giant monsters. Working undercover, Superman disguises himself as Klarkash Kenton, a reporter for the Daily Zorian, and has to deal with pesky fellow reporter Lura Lajos.
Reprints:

["How much salt is there in all the oceans?"] (Table of Contents)

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
H. T. Elmo
Pencils:
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks:
H. T. Elmo
Colors:
?
Letters:
H. T. Elmo

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

fun facts

The Meteor Mystery! (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow
Synopsis:
Tommy takes a crew of spaceship repairmen into space to help him solve a mystery.

["This model has a radio and phonograph."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shorty

["Hey, Herky! Come over here!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little Pete; Herky

Congo Bill's Last Fight! (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Commissioner Alvin Blake; Kanazaka
Synopsis:
Congo Bill goes up against Kanazaka's gang of gun smugglers and is briefly believed dead during the mission.
Keywords:
arms smuggling; deep sea diving; gun running; PT boats; skin diving; Sudan

Indexer Notes

script credit from Craig Delich

Heroes on Red Trucks (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Fairbanks
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
information on firefighters

["Professor Eureka is always mislaying his glasses."] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka

Indexer Notes

Title and first line from Arthur Lortie, added August 2006.

["TUZNOTM OM SUXK..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Outlaws for Sale! (Table of Contents)

Vigilante / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante; Stuff
Synopsis:
Vigilante and Stuff discover a school for outlaws and send two men in to infiltrate the operation.

The Dripping Coin Trick! (Table of Contents)

Learn a Bit o' Magic / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al McLean
Pencils:
Al McLean (signed)
Inks:
Al McLean
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al McLean ?

Genre:
non-fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Menace from Planet Z!
    Superman
  2. 1. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Menace of Planet Z!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["How much salt is there in all the oceans?"]
    Quick Quiz
  5. 4. The Meteor Mystery!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  6. 5. ["This model has a radio and phonograph."]
    Shorty
  7. 6. ["Hey, Herky! Come over here!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. Congo Bill's Last Fight!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. Heroes on Red Trucks
  10. 9. ["Professor Eureka is always mislaying his glasses."]
    Professor Eureka
  11. 10. ["TUZNOTM OM SUXK..."]
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. Outlaws for Sale!
    Vigilante
  13. 12. The Dripping Coin Trick!
    Learn a Bit o' Magic
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