(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 / filler / 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:
jungle; adventure
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:
Sudan

Indexer Notes

writer identification by 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)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

membership application form for the Supermen of America; also includes message in secret code (Code Uranus No. 6)
decoded message reads: "Nothing is more un-American than discrimination because of race, creed, or color."

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 / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Editing

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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