(December 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-23
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

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
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
firing squads

Indexer Notes

Superman has blue "S" on cape. Inks credit changed from Wayne Boring by Bob Hughes.

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

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[In the Grip of Morpheus] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Baron Munsdorf (villain, introduction); Kolb (villain, death); un-named henchman (villain, death); Professor Hunter (villain)
Synopsis
Lois is taking a vacation to Brentville, but she and Clark are amazed to see the residents fast asleep, victims of a kindly professor's new "gas" invention. But Superman must stop Baron Munsdorf, who wants the plans for that gas, and other inventions of the professor, including the deadly sub-atomic death ray!
Reprints

For Superman Fans! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Here They Come Again! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[The Unconscious Tip-Off] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

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

Chuckles / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darling, I'm starting a hobby...
Genre
humor

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[Escape from the Mine] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]

[The Fighting Emperor!] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hidden City of Death (Table of Contents: 12)

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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Danny, I'm going to the postoffice...
Genre
humor
Characters
Danny Dubb

Railroads - Real and Model (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

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

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Fake-Accident Racket] (Table of Contents: 16)

"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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Vengeance Trail (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Ivan Dmytryk (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[The Missing Archaeologist] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

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

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

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

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Odd Side of War / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poison gas war is very humane!!!
Genre
non-fiction

[European War] (Table of Contents: 23)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Here It Is -- Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (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 & Company
  3. 2. [In the Grip of Morpheus]
    Superman
  4. 3. For Superman Fans!
    Superman
  5. 4. Here They Come Again!
    Batman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Supermen of America
  7. 6. [The Unconscious Tip-Off]
    Pep Morgan
  8. 7. ["Darling, I'm starting a hobby..."]
    Chuckles
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  10. 9. [Escape from the Mine]
    The Black Pirate
  11. 10. [The Fighting Emperor!]
    Fantastic Facts
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  13. 12. The Hidden City of Death
    Three Aces
  14. 13. ["Danny, I'm going to the postoffice..."]
    Danny Dubb
  15. 14. Railroads - Real and Model
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  17. 16. [The Fake-Accident Racket]
    "Tex" Thomson
  18. 17. Vengeance Trail
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. [The Missing Archaeologist]
    Clip Carson
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  23. 22. ["Poison gas war is very humane!!!"]
    The Odd Side of War
  24. 23. [European War]
    Zatara
  25. 24. Here It Is -- Better Than Ever!
  26. 25. Be a Superman! Carry This Official Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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