(October 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-08-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (uncredited)
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, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

No issue number or date in indicia. On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Life Insurance Con] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sergeant Casey; Mrs. Davis; Tom Davis (villain); Mr. Fullerton (villain, death); Martin (villain)
Synopsis
Superman investigates the Fullerton Insurance Company, which is selling small valued policies to poor people, who end up dying under mysterious circumstances.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman next appears in New York World's Fair Comics (DC, 1939 series) #[2] on sale 8/2/40. Synopsis added by Craig Delich. First line of story: "Aged, helpless people, the victims of a ghoulish plot..."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

It's Superman Again! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During his summer vacation from college...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

[Seabiscuit, Walter Johnson, Bob Feller, and Tommy Armour] (Table of Contents: 6)

Sport Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Red Raiders! (Table of Contents: 8)

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]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics; All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley (Table of Contents: 11)

Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Three Aces are spending a little time...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a streamliner speeding to Washington...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson

Indexer Notes

Letters credit added by Craig Delich.

The Puppet Murder Case (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Taking a two week's vacation from his job...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Action Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Zatara is walking along the Brooklyn Bridge one day...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Life Insurance Con]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Greetings again, Members! You know we've been getting together..."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. It's Superman Again!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["During his summer vacation from college..."]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. [Seabiscuit, Walter Johnson, Bob Feller, and Tommy Armour]
    Sport Facts
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth; Butterfinger
  9. 8. The Red Raiders!
    The Black Pirate
  10. 9. ["For swell vacation reading, don't miss these two!"]
    New York World's Fair Comics; All-Star Comics
  11. 10. ["Get your copy today!"]
    Batman
  12. 11. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley
    Book Review
  13. 12. ["Superman is on the radio!"]
    Superman
  14. 13. ["The Three Aces are spending a little time..."]
    Three Aces
  15. 14. ["On a streamliner speeding to Washington..."]
    "Tex" Thomson
  16. 15. The Puppet Murder Case
  17. 16. ["Taking a two week's vacation from his job..."]
    Clip Carson
  18. 17. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  20. 19. ["As Zatara is walking along the Brooklyn Bridge one day..."]
    Zatara
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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