(March-April 1941)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Murray Boltinoff (uncredited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Action Comics #33 and copyright registration. Ellsworth credit from statement of ownership.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
World's greatest adventure-strip character
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
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Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Fred Ray.

Daisy Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
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Indexer Notes

Frontispiece.

[The Phony Pacifists] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Major Lester; The Committee Against Militarism (some villains, intro); Senator Galsworthy (intro); Derwing (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Superman battles against some members of the Committee Against Militarism, whose leader is actually employed by a warring totalitarian nation, which wants to see to it that the United States does not rearm, thus making it ripe for take-over.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Supermen of America / text article / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster (spot illustration)
Inks
Paul Cassidy (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings again, members! Here we are again with another complete issue of Superman.
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman [thru the editors] tells his readers that, when he is not busy on a case, he likes to relax and envision what his club members do for relaxation and recreation. He tries to show the importance of every part of this nation. There is a secret Superman code message in Code Neptune No. 7 to decipher, and a coupon is provided for readers to fill out and send in to join the Supermen of America.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

H. E. Wills Co. / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Henrietta / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, postman! Any letters for me?
Genre
humor
Characters
Henrietta
Synopsis
Henrietta asks the mailman if there is a letter for her and he gives her one, which she finds out is from Henry. His letter has much misspelling it it, so she types him back a letter, criticizing him for that (and her letter has many errors as well)!
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Spotlight on Surprising Veterans (Table of Contents: 7)

Sport / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Burnley
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Fred Fitzsimmons; Gene Sarazen; Max Baer; Ted Lyons; Lefty Grove
Synopsis
This fact filler spotlights older professional athletes who made good.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich. Art credits verified by Burnley

[Joe Gatson, Racketeer] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Judge Crane; Sylvia Crane; Joe Gatson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman prevents Judge Crane from committing suicide, and, after talking with the judge, discovers that his daughter has been kidnapped and will not be released unless the judge declares racketeering defendant Joe Gatson not guilty for his crimes.
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Power to Go Places! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Mystery in Swasey Swamp] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Krawl (villain, introduction, death); Tom Jepson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Editor White sends Clark out to Lamson Laboratories to get to the bottom of an unknown person or persons causing problems at the lab in an attempt to force the W-142 formula out of Lamson, and Lois is sent to Swasey Swamp, which is said to be emanating powerful electrical discharges. When someone attempts to kill Kent, Superman begins to see a connection between the two situations, and intervenes in time to save the formula.
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Superman Keeps Good Company! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

A Bombing Flight! (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Cooper (credited)
Pencils
Fred Ray [as Ray] (signed, spot illustration)
Inks
Fred Ray [as Ray] (signed, spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Raoul Deschamps; Captain Rogers; Smith
Synopsis
Captain Rogers and Smith were at a London restaurant when a famed World War I flyer Raoul Deschamps, who had died in Flanders, walked in. Smith told him the story of that day in Flanders and the famed flyer wanting to bomb the enemy positions alone...sheer suicide. Later that day, Smith and Rogers found Deschamps plane...wrecked, and the enemy flew over that position and dropped Deschamps goggles, helmet and ID tag near them, all picked up by Smith. In that bundle was a little doll belonging to Raoul's girlfriend, proving it was her that flew the plane that day and was killed, not Raoul.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Across two pages.

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Publisher:Superman Inc.
480 Lexington Ave
New York, NY
Editor:W. F. Ellsworth
Owners:Harry Donenfeld; Irwin Donenfeld; Sonia Donenfeld; P. H. Sampliner; Philip Sampliner; Joan Sampliner

On the bottom of the first page of the text story.

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

The Hourman; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.28 page (report information)

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

Super-Strength by Superman / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster ?
Inks
Joe Shuster ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this is your Superman Physical Development Club?
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The story is told of how the Superman Physical Development Club came into being.
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Coming at You! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Jackson's Murder Ring] (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Shuster Shop [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Morton Carling (cameo, death); Marjorie Farnsworth; Mr. Lassiter (villain, introduction); Mr. Jackson (villain, introduction); Mr. Nelson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The death of Morton Carling leads Lois, Sgt. Casey and Superman to uncovering the fact that the Jackson Jewelry Company was a front for a murder syndicate, which disguised the transfer of blood money as jewelry payments.
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Pick Your Prize (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get This Cowboy Carbine with Your Christmas Money (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["World's greatest adventure-strip character"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Daisy Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  3. 2. Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Phony Pacifists]
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Greetings again, members! Here we are again with another complete issue of Superman."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. ["How Bill made big money..."]
    H. E. Wills Co.
  7. 6. ["Hello, postman! Any letters for me?"]
    Henrietta
  8. 7. Spotlight on Surprising Veterans
    Sport
  9. 8. [Joe Gatson, Racketeer]
    Superman
  10. 9. Power to Go Places!
    Butterfinger
  11. 10. [Mystery in Swasey Swamp]
    Superman
  12. 11. Superman Keeps Good Company!
    Action Comics
  13. 12. A Bombing Flight!
  14. 13. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  15. 14. ["What gives the Hourman the mysterious powers..."]
    The Hourman; Adventure Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ["So this is your Superman Physical Development Club?"]
    Super-Strength by Superman
  18. 17. Coming at You!
    Batman
  19. 18. Superman Is on the Radio
    Superman
  20. 19. [Jackson's Murder Ring]
    Superman
  21. 20. Pick Your Prize
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  22. 21. At the Top of the Field!
  23. 22. ["I jumped from $18 a week to $50..."]
    National Radio Institute
  24. 23. Get This Cowboy Carbine with Your Christmas Money
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • Fawzy Partridge
  • Steve Dasinger