(February 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-12-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Wayne Boring (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles

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

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Lumber Millionaire's Will] (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]; Perry White (1st appearance in Action); Lois Lane; Ken Hall (death); Francois Bernier (villain, death); Brett Hall (villain, death); Cliff (villain, death)
Synopsis
When the profits from a huge lumber mill operations, which normally go to under-privileged children, start disappearing, it becomes a job for the Man of Steel!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on cape.

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

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

Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman Krypto-Raygun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Gas Rifle] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

[The Capture of the Queen of the Seas] (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]

Here You Are, Fans! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[The Treasure of Kublai Khan] (Table of Contents: 9)

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: 10)

Just Like Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you handle th' circus alone...
Genre
humor

[The Origin of Mr. America] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister America [Tex Thomson] (1st as Mr. America, origin)

Indexer Notes

Tex Thomson takes on the costumed identity of Mr. America with this issue, changing the name of the feature. With #54 he will change his heroic name to the Americommando.

Human Chessmen (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illo)
Inks
? (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[Mr. Z.] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Mr. Z (villain)

The Spectre (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The Spectre; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[A Town Crier] (Table of Contents: 16)

Curios / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Minnesota] (Table of Contents: 17)

Take My Word... / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Hurry Hurry Hurry! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[The Platinum Idol] (Table of Contents: 20)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

At the Top of the Field! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (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. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. [The Lumber Millionaire's Will]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  6. 5. [The Gas Rifle]
    "Pep" Morgan
  7. 6. [The Capture of the Queen of the Seas]
    The Black Pirate
  8. 7. Here You Are, Fans!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  10. 9. [The Treasure of Kublai Khan]
    Three Aces
  11. 10. ["Can you handle th' circus alone..."]
    Just Like Junior
  12. 11. [The Origin of Mr. America]
    Mr. America
  13. 12. Human Chessmen
  14. 13. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  15. 14. [Mr. Z.]
    Clip Carson
  16. 15. The Spectre
    The Spectre; More Fun Comics
  17. 16. [A Town Crier]
    Curios
  18. 17. [Minnesota]
    Take My Word...
  19. 18. Hurry Hurry Hurry!
    Batman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  21. 20. [The Platinum Idol]
    Zatara
  22. 21. At the Top of the Field!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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