Superman #11
(July-August 1941)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-05-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, 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

Assistant editor dates approximate.

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of May 2 in ad in Action Comics #37.


[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

Cover art verified by Fred Ray.

"Old Bald Top" Almost Claimed Another Victim! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Gillette Bicycle Tires / 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. Also used as frontispiece in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #9 with slightly different coloring.

[Zimba's Gold Badge Terrorists] (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]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Rolf Zimba (villain, introduction, death); Gold Badge Organization (villains, introduction, deaths)
Synopsis
When the ruthless Gold Badge Organization causes tremendous damage in the city of Metrodale through the use of bombs, its leaders then turn their attention to the city of Metropolis. But when they threaten, and nearly destroy, the Daily Planet building, Superman devises a plan to impersonate the group's leader, call a meeting of all members in one place, and have the Police round them up, all in one fell swoop.
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Keywords
Daily Planet building (globe with ring)

Indexer Notes

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

Look Kids! See How Easy to Get These Swell Prizes (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tony always hires small men...
Genre
humor
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Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Charles Zimmy] (Table of Contents: 8)

Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Charles Zimmy
Synopsis
Spotlights the grave of Francis Scott Key, and talks about the legless swimmer, Charles Zimmy, who holds the world's endurance swimming record of seven days and five minutes.
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It's a Date! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Corinthville Caper] (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Lois Lane; Emil Carlstrom (introduction); Carol Carlstrom (introduction); Grant Fellows (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Editor White sends Lois and Clark to Corinthville in response to public sightings of giant animals, and they visit the laboratory of Dr. Carlstrom, who assures the pair that his experiments are being done to try to extend the life span of animals. Later, Superman confronts the culprit involved who explains that he made up the story about giant animals, and only used a large gorilla and snake to support his story, because he had discovered a hidden gold mine beneath Carlstrom's lab.
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Indexer Notes

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

Boys! Girls! So Easy to Get Exciting Things Free (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Little Orphan Annie; Quaker / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[The Yellow Plague] (Table of Contents: 13)

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]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Dr. Sanford Franklin; Pedro Carlos (death); Dr. Karl van Breeden; Major Burt Crandall; Wacouches (Chirroba Chief); Quismado (villain, introduction, death); un-named gangster (villain, intro, death)
Synopsis
Assigned by Perry White to write an article on the life of an internee, Lois and Clark meet with their friend, Dr. Sanford Frank, who then introduces them to internee Pedro Carlos from Latin America. The reporters soon learn that Carlos is a member of a South American tribe, the Chirrobans, who suffer from a yellow plague that is now affecting people in Metropolis, thanks to Quismado, a Chirroban. Heading to South America, Superman succeeds in stopping Quismado and securing a cure for the yellow plague in Metropolis.
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Indexer Notes

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

Energy in the Pinches (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Moo! / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Timely Rescue (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Nelson Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed, spot illustration)
Inks
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed, spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Eddie Wales; Iris Davis
Synopsis
Eddie Wales takes his ship, the "Narcissus", into the water, and Iris did the same for her ship, "Ardor". The weather was brewing up a storm, and the storm damaged the "Ardor", breaking its masts, but Eddie saved the day, promising to repair the masts that afternoon. They both got out of the wading pool they had been in sailing their miniature racing yachts!
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Hear Superman on the Radio (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're not worth more than I am!
Genre
non-fiction
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Indexer Notes

Two single fact cartoons: one is about how much all the body's chemical elements are worth in dollar amount, and the other tells how many letters are in the Hawaiian alphabet.

The Winning Team! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

The Justice Society of America proudly presents All-Star No. 5! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

All-Flash Quarterly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Plot of Count Bergac] (Table of Contents: 23)

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; Patricia Randall (introduction); Henry Walters; Count Bergac [Ricky Hanlon] (villain)
Synopsis
Patricia Randall returns from overseas and calls a Board of Directors meeting for the Randall Department Store Company, and informs them that from that point on, she was taking charge. After she leaves, a French Count in attendance informs the board that if he has his way and marries her, that he would return control of the company to them: for $100,000 a year!
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Indexer Notes

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

All Aboard! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fireworks (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Wear Superman Moccasins (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

Penobscot Shoe Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27) (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. "Old Bald Top" Almost Claimed Another Victim!
    Gillette Bicycle Tires
  3. 2. Superman: America's Greatest Adventure-Strip Character
    Superman
  4. 3. [Zimba's Gold Badge Terrorists]
    Superman
  5. 4. Look Kids! See How Easy to Get These Swell Prizes
    Popsicle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. ["Tony always hires small men..."]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  9. 8. [Charles Zimmy]
    Facts
  10. 9. It's a Date!
    Action Comics
  11. 10. [The Corinthville Caper]
    Superman
  12. 11. Boys! Girls! So Easy to Get Exciting Things Free
    Little Orphan Annie; Quaker
  13. 12. Supermen of America
    Superman
  14. 13. [The Yellow Plague]
    Superman
  15. 14. Energy in the Pinches
    Baby Ruth
  16. 15. Free!
    Moo!
  17. 16. Timely Rescue
  18. 17. Hear Superman on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["You're not worth more than I am!"]
    It's So -
  21. 20. The Winning Team!
    Batman
  22. 21. The Justice Society of America proudly presents All-Star No. 5!
    All-Star Comics; Justice Society of America
  23. 22. ["Here it is - boys and girls..."]
    All-Flash Quarterly
  24. 23. [The Plot of Count Bergac]
    Superman
  25. 24. All Aboard!
    World's Finest Comics
  26. 25. Fireworks
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
  27. 26. Boys! Girls! Wear Superman Moccasins
    Penobscot Shoe Co.
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • R S
  • 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