Action Comics #28 [Canadian]
(September 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

This issue is a variant of Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #28.


[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

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

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

[The Strongarm Assaults] (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
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

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 Comics #28.

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Here Comes Superman Again! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Southpaw] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

[The Chase] (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

[The Easter Island Gods] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gardner 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.

[The Gorrah's Blackmail Racket] (Table of Contents: 9)

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.

[Napoleon] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Papp
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

[The Hollywood Jewel Theft Ring] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

[Howard Jones] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Gringo Gang] (Table of Contents: 20)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; the Gringo Gang (villains)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. [The Strongarm Assaults]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. Here Comes Superman Again!
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Southpaw]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. [The Chase]
    The Black Pirate
  8. 7. The Whole Story
  9. 8. [The Easter Island Gods]
    Three Aces
  10. 9. [The Gorrah's Blackmail Racket]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. [Napoleon]
    Fantastic Facts
  12. 11. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  14. 13. ["For swell vacation reading..."]
    All-Star Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    New York World's Fair Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  17. 16. [The Hollywood Jewel Theft Ring]
    Clip Carson
  18. 17. [Howard Jones]
    Sport Close-Ups!
  19. 18. A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain!
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  20. 19. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  21. 20. [The Gringo Gang]
    Zatara
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
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