(September 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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Cassidy
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

[The Stongarm Assaults] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Burnley [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Burnley [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Betty Burnley Bentley

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (named); Mr. Jenkins; Herculo (introduction); un-named clown called "the strongarm bandit" (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois are led to believe that a series of robberies are being committed by a circus strongman, but it's Superman who rounds up the real perpetrator!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-23-08.

Jack Burnley's sister lettered all of his work starting with this story and through Sep. 1942, including all the Starman stories. See The Comics! Vol. 14, no. 10 with articles by Betty Burnley, Jack Burnley, and reproducing black and white proofs of two pages from Action # 28.

[The Southpaw] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan

The Chase (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]

Indexer Notes

Story title given in previous issue.

The Whole Story (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton (signed)
Pencils:
? [as Kenney] (signed) (spot illos)
Inks:
? [as Kenney] (signed) (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Easter Island Gods] (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]

Indexer Notes

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

[The Gorrah's Blackmail Racket] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson; the Gorrah (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

none (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

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

[The Hollywood Jewel Theft Ring] (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

none (Table of Contents)

Sport Close-Up / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

[The Gringo Gang] (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; the Gringo Gang (villains)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [The Stongarm Assaults]
    Superman
  3. 2. [The Southpaw]
    Pep Morgan
  4. 3. The Chase
    The Black Pirate
  5. 4. The Whole Story
  6. 5. [The Easter Island Gods]
    Three Aces
  7. 6. [The Gorrah's Blackmail Racket]
    Tex Thomson
  8. 7. none
    Fantastic Facts
  9. 8. [The Hollywood Jewel Theft Ring]
    Clip Carson
  10. 9. none
    Sport Close-Up
  11. 10. [The Gringo Gang]
    Zatara
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