(November 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-09-20
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
Joe Shuster ?
Inks
Leo Nowak ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly credited to Fred Ray in the Archives. Inker credit changed from Wayne Boring by Bob Hughes.

Announcing the New Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Midsummer Snowstorm] (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]; George Taylor (named); Lois Lane; Laura Vogel (introduction); Zolar (villain, introduction); Mr. Calvert (villain); Carlton Vogel (introduction)
Synopsis
In midsummer, the city of Metropolis is caught in the midst of a bitter snowstorm. As Clark investigates, a message from Laura Vogel comes over the radio, telling Superman to meet her in Park Ferry since she can explain the snowstorm. Before Superman arrives, some foreigners use a glowing globe to disintegrate a girl and a policeman. Superman gets there in time to save Lois from the same fate, but the Arabs get away.
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

"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
The Hill-and-Dalers, Midtown College's cross-country team...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Norman; Molly; Coach
Synopsis
Pep is the only hope for victory for the Hill-and-Dalers, Midtown College's cross-country team, but Norman of State beats him. The Coach convinces Pep to beat the jinx that Norman holds over him.

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

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Danny Dubb / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Woo woo!
Genre
humor
Characters
Danny Dubb
Keywords
ghosts; masks

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis: The Black Pirate and his small band of men are in possession of a stockade...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; The Red-Raiders (villains); Captain Treble (villain)
Synopsis
The Black Pirate and his band desperately try to hold off the Red-Raiders at a stockade on a small island in the South Atlantic. After the stockade is burnt down, Jon Valor attempts to get to his ship, but it has been taken by Captain Treble, who takes Jon prisoner.

[Elagabalus, Monkeys, Footprint, Toothpicks, Gentleman Jim] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Boys! Hear Your Own Voice! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Home Recording Co. / 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
Gunner, Whistler Will and Fog Fortune - three adventurous airbirds probing the secrets of a world...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]
Synopsis
Will reads about the loss of airman Bill Decortland over the South American jungles. The Aces go to the Amazon to track him down.

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
Tex Thomson and his pal, Bob Daly, are still in the dark...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Bob Daley; Miss X; D.A. Maloney; Peggy Maloney; Dr. Mixxo (villain); Mr. Solar (villain)
Synopsis
At dinner, Tex, Bob, the D.A., and Peggy discuss Miss X. Maloney learns that racketeers beat up a wholesaler that refused to pay protection money, and Tex and Bob head out to help.

Tall Timber (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bert London (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Mason

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Death on the Set! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Pierre Renoire (villain); Rudolf (villain); Pudge (villain); Allen Lane (villain); Marie Temperal (villain); Pat (villain)
Synopsis
Clip Carson is in Hollywood, supervising the production of adventure pictures, and he's asked to do an interview for Pierre Renoire of Le Clarion d'Algiers. Clip reminds him of someone, but he's needed on the set. Renoire disguises his assistant, Rudolf, to look like him and sends him to the set, where Mare Temperal is found dead, apparently electrocuted. Clip investigates when he visits Renoire but is denied entry into his home.

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

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

Mottled Death (Table of Contents: 19)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joseph Sulman
Inks
Joseph Sulman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; The Master (villain); The Tigress (villain); Detective Regan (villain); Carr (villain)
Synopsis
Regan of police headquarters asks Zatara for help in a case where wealthy men are killed by the "mottled death." Zatara deduces that it was from the bite of an insect, a South American jungle jumbo. Shortly, he finds out that the Tigress is involved. He follows her and a magician named only The Master to South America.

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Be a Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Announcing the New Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. [The Midsummer Snowstorm]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Greetings again, Members! Nowadays, with Action Comics Magazine coming out every month..."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["New!"]
    Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  7. 6. ["The Hill-and-Dalers, Midtown College's cross-country team..."]
    "Pep" Morgan
  8. 7. ["Listen to the Superman radio program..."]
    Superman
  9. 8. ["Woo woo!"]
    Danny Dubb
  10. 9. ["Synopsis: The Black Pirate and his small band of men are in possession of a stockade..."]
    The Black Pirate
  11. 10. [Elagabalus, Monkeys, Footprint, Toothpicks, Gentleman Jim]
    Fantastic Facts
  12. 11. The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton
    Book Review
  13. 12. Boys! Hear Your Own Voice!
    Home Recording Co.
  14. 13. ["Gunner, Whistler Will and Fog Fortune - three adventurous airbirds probing the secrets of a world..."]
    Three Aces
  15. 14. ["Tex Thomson and his pal, Bob Daly, are still in the dark..."]
    "Tex" Thomson
  16. 15. Tall Timber
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Death on the Set!
    Clip Carson
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  20. 19. Mottled Death
    Zatara
  21. 20. ["Here it is - better than ever!"]
    All-Star Comics
  22. 21. ["These 4 comic magazines and the five shown above..."]
  23. 22. Be a Cowboy!
    Daisy Air Rifles
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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