Superman #10
(May-June 1941)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-03-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Action Comics #35 and copyright registration.

There is no publisher cover emblem, just the "IND." distributor brand.

Full indicia: "May - June 1941--No. 10. SUPERMAN is published bi-monthly by Superman, Inc., 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. Reentered as second class matter June 25, 1940 at the post office at New York, N. Y. under the Act of March 3, 1879. Subscriptions 75c a year including postage. Entire contents copyrighted 1941 by Superman, Inc. Printed in U.S.A."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

We originally credited this cover to Fred Ray. Then the credits were changed to Paul Cassidy (pencils) and the Shuster Shop (inks) by Craig Delich. DC used these credits in the Superman Chronicles reprint. But we changed the cover credits back again to Fred Ray based on the Superman and Batman credits Fred Ray verified in Alter Ego #25 (June 2003).

Be a Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Superman: World's Greatest Adventure Character (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Shuster Shop
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Frontispiece.

[The Invisible Luthor] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Luthor (villain, bald at last); Bob Dunning (villain)
Synopsis
Metropolis is struck first by invisible robbers, then disappearing and reappearing buildings, and finally all water being shut off to residents. Superman discovers that Luthor is behind the scheme, who demands $100 million from the city and that it be delivered by the Man of Tomorrow.
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Indexer Notes

Luthor is bald, the first in comics. Earlier bald appearance was in the Sunday newspaper strip.

Superman has a blue "S" on a yellow background on his cape, except on page 11 where it's red, and page 13 where it's blue in one panel and green in another. The reprints colored it blue on 4 and 8 and half of 10, but red everywhere else.

The title is used in the table of contents of the Chronicles reprint.

Money for You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Calling All Cars / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Inks
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Lou Paige ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
West Stewartstown, NH...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Made up of five illustrated, unusual, but factual one panel cartoons involving Policemen, such as prisoners at a prison in New Hampshire that were allowed to order anything they wanted from the jail's mail-order catalog. Two of them ordered hacksaws and escaped!

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Talent Agency Fraud] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mrs. Wallburn; Mr. Grady (villain, introductioin)
Synopsis
When Lois Lane announces to members of the Daily Planet staff that she plans to leave her reporter's job for the life of a stage and screen star, Clark smells a rat, and investigates the Grady Talent Agency, and learns that Grady is promising many women the same life career, while draining their bank accounts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on his cape, but in the reprints, it's blue only on page 5; otherwise red. The title is used in the table of contents of the Chronicles reprint.

The art credits are the result of discussions between Craig Delich and Bob Hughes. The Chronicles reprint credits the art to Leo Nowak; we previously suggested Paul Cassidy for pencils and inks.

World's Best Value! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

["For thrills and adventure don't miss this issue!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Spy Ring of Righab Bey] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Jim Gregg; Mary Grogan; Carter; Righab-Bey (villain, introduction); Raj (villain, Bey's assistant)
Synopsis
Lois and Clark see Jim Gregg, a clerk in the Ordnance Division of the War Department, coming out of an astrologer's office, and find it odd the man wold visit such a place. Separately, Lois, then Clark visit the evil Righam-Bey trying to learn what he is up to, but it is Superman who discovers that the ordnance clerk knows about a new bomb being tested that responds to the engines of enemy ships, and the astrologer is attempting to learn that secret for himself.
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Indexer Notes

Superman has a green "S" on his cape in its only appearance on page 12, but in the reprints, it's red. The title is used in the table of contents of the Chronicles reprint.

It's a Date! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Big Leaguer (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Shute (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed, spot illustration)
Inks
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed, spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Willie Albert; Coach Green; Ensign Meeks
Synopsis
Coach Green takes his star pitcher, Willie Albert, to the doctor to have his sore arm examined, and is told, that with some rest, the arm will be fine. The coach is happy and assures Willie that one day his dream to be a big league pitcher will come true...only fate steps in and Willie becomes a "big leaguer" in an entirely different fashion sooner than he thinks.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Starman (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Adventure Comics; Starman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Admiral Byrd on his second Antarctic expedition...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gives information on how much a soldier's pack weighs; how porterhouse steak got its name; how all U.S. lighthouses are painted; and what Admiral Byrd took with him on his 2nd Antarctic expedition.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Just a Sample! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics; The Spectre / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Dukalia Spy Ring] (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Lt. Ferguson; ex-Captain Lang; Karl Wolff (villain, introduction, death); Hall (villain)
Synopsis
A former Naval officer, discharged for conduct unbecoming to an officer, draws the attention of Karl Wolff, consul for Dukalia, a nation which believes it is superior to America, and desires to take the U.S. over. Superman investigates and discovers that this Naval officer has invented a submarine that can operate in the air, as well as on or below the surface of the ocean, and that he is a double agent being used to facilitate the capture of these spies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on his cape, except it's red on page 2 (matched in the reprints). The title is used in the table of contents of the Chronicles reprint.

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Daisy Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Be a Cowboy!
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. Superman: World's Greatest Adventure Character
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Invisible Luthor]
    Superman
  5. 4. Money for You!
  6. 5. ["West Stewartstown, NH..."]
    Calling All Cars
  7. 6. ["Coach Jim Crowley 'rams' home these facts about quick food energy"]
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. [The Talent Agency Fraud]
    Superman
  9. 8. World's Best Value!
    World's Best Comics
  10. 9. ["For thrills and adventure don't miss this issue!]
    All-Star Comics
  11. 10. [The Spy Ring of Righab Bey]
    Superman
  12. 11. It's a Date!
    Action Comics
  13. 12. Big Leaguer
  14. 13. Starman
    Adventure Comics; Starman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. ["Admiral Byrd on his second Antarctic expedition..."]
    It's True!
  18. 17. ["What!?! Do you mean to say you haven't seen Batman no. 4?"]
    Batman
  19. 18. Just a Sample!
    More Fun Comics; The Spectre
  20. 19. [The Dukalia Spy Ring]
    Superman
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  22. 21. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  23. 22. ["This beautiful desk for only $1.00"]
    Remington Rand
  24. 23. Daisy Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner