(April 1954)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1954-02-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Calling 'Doctor' Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You won't need that lamp, Doc!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; electricity

Draw Me! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Calling Doctor Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've saved a life, Superman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Dr. Henry Harris; Vic Vorden (crook); Officer John Kay; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Superman averts a cyclone which is about to destroy the country village of Farmdale. He spies a car on the road and its driver identifies himself as Doctor Henry Harris, en route to an accident victim. Superman airlifts the car to his destination, then acts as a human X-Ray machine while the doctor operates on the patient.

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy; history

Janu the Jungle Boy! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They sent me out on a wild goose chase this time...
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Janu, the Jungle Boy (first appearance, Bill's sidekick)
Synopsis
Bill is sent into the jungle to retrieve Janu, a young orphan living with elephants, in order for the boy to get schooling. However, Bill discovers that the boy has been taking correspondence courses and leaves him in the jungle.
Reprints
Keywords
books; cobras; correspondence courses; elephants; Saigon; tigers; wildfires

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

Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to see you about a job, sir!
Genre
humor

The Nine-Worlds Hotel! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm from the hot planet Mercury...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Tommy Tomorrow; Professor Blake; Doctor Zotz; Kin Kar; Owlo
Synopsis
The Nine Worlds Hotel stands at the crossroads of the universe. Tommy is dispatched to investigate the disappearance of a scientist from a technicians conference.
Reprints

Superman on Television! Is Super-TV (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Fight to the Death (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Joseph McKay]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

The Purple Raiders of Cripple Hill! (Table of Contents: 13)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look...Vigilante riding with the outlaws!
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; El Lindo, the Handsome One
Synopsis
Notorious bandit El Lindo and his Purple Raiders commit a robbery down the street from a charity concert at which Greg is performing. Changing into the Vigilante costume, he and Stuff intervene. A bullet grazes Vigilante's temple. After tracking the gang down to their hideout behind a waterfall, El Lindo captures Stuff and forces Vigilante to ride with them on their next raid.
Reprints

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Calling 'Doctor' Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Draw Me!
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  3. 2. Calling Doctor Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["P-s-s-st! Pud- Let's play a trick on Tim..."]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. 5. Buzzy's Special Brotherhood Week Quiz
    Buzzy
  7. 6. Janu the Jungle Boy!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fearless Fosdick; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. ["Millions of readers know..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  10. 9. ["I'd like to see you about a job, sir!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. The Nine-Worlds Hotel!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  12. 11. Superman on Television! Is Super-TV
    The Adventures of Superman
  13. 12. Fight to the Death
  14. 13. The Purple Raiders of Cripple Hill!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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