(April 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-21
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
Joe Shuster
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly credited to Wayne Boring in Superman: The Action Archives Volume 2.

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Worthless Gold Mine] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Wayne Boring [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Benjamin Sims; Emily Sims; Brock Walters (villain)
Synopsis
Lois Lane decides to help an elderly couple, Benjamin and Emily Sims, who have fallen on hard times and are mulling an offer to sell some Guybart gold mine stock. Lois finds out that the stock is worthless and investigates why someone would want to buy it. Lois is suddenly beset by attempts to steal the stock from her possession, and Superman must protect her while she investigates further.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Suggestion of Nowak as inker per Craig Delich. We previously suggested Don Komisarow.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

It's So! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A limey, eh?
Genre
non-fiction

What!?! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[The Kidnapped Girl] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp [as Geo Papp] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as Geo Papp] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

[26 Million Cows] (Table of Contents: 7)

Curios / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

[Fire on Board] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Bonnie; Lu Chan (villain)
Synopsis
Lu Chan and his cutthroats retreat to Valor's ship, while the pirates end up trapped on a burning Chinese junk, with Jon Valor trapped in the hold. The pirates struggle to free him. They save the hull of the junk and work out a plan to retake Valor's ship.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

True! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish I was in some other state!
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

World's Best Value! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

Dinky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm...What a size animal that was!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dinky

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The South American Indians] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf [as Chad] (signed)
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: 14)

Travel Talk.. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Japan the better hotels...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Spider] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Bob Daley; The Spider (villain)
Synopsis
The Spider blows up manhole covers on a street crowded with new recruits for a defense program. Tex Thomson investigates as Mr. America, trying to find out the true identity of the Spider. When the saboteurs capture Mr. America, Bob Daley is left to save the day.

Forty Minutes to Go (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Berry (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illo)
Inks
? (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[The Panama Canal] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as Geo Papp] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; The Adder (villain); Wu Fang (villain); Pedro (villain); Cap (villain)
Synopsis
Clip Carson has been assisting U.S. authorities in the Panama Canal Zone. Fishing on his day off, he finds the body of a native with a snake mark on his chin and a map of the locks. The evil Adder intentionally wrecks Clip's boat and brings them aboard.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Table of Contents: 20)

Book Review / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Star Man; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

The Black Owl; Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Inheritance] (Table of Contents: 24)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Bill Bowers; The Tigress (villain); Pawnshop Pete (villain)
Synopsis
A sharper cons young Bill out of his watch and ring, and Zatara helps him track the man down. They discover that the ring has some special value. At the pawnshop of Pawnshop Pete, they encounter the Tigress, who tells them that Pete wants to replace young Bill to secure a million dollar inheritance. Zatara leaves Bill with the Tigress, but she quickly double-crosses him. Now Zatara must deal with two fiends.

I Don't Want Any Trouble with My Dad! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Prizes for All! (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

There's Power for You! (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  3. 2. [The Worthless Gold Mine]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["A limey, eh?"]
    It's So!
  6. 5. What!?!
    Batman
  7. 6. [The Kidnapped Girl]
    Pep Morgan
  8. 7. [26 Million Cows]
    Curios
  9. 8. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
    All-Star Comics
  10. 9. [Fire on Board]
    Black Pirate
  11. 10. ["I wish I was in some other state!"]
    True!
  12. 11. World's Best Value!
    World's Best Comics
  13. 12. ["Hmm...What a size animal that was!"]
    Dinky
  14. 13. [The South American Indians]
    Three Aces
  15. 14. ["In Japan the better hotels..."]
    Travel Talk..
  16. 15. [The Spider]
    Mr. America
  17. 16. Forty Minutes to Go
  18. 17. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  20. 19. [The Panama Canal]
    Clip Carson
  21. 20. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Book Review
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Star Man; Adventure Comics
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    The Black Owl; Prize Comics
  25. 24. [The Inheritance]
    Zatara
  26. 25. I Don't Want Any Trouble with My Dad!
    Superman
  27. 26. Prizes for All!
    American Seed Co.
  28. 27. There's Power for You!
    Baby Ruth
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