(August 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-06-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, 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
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
spotlights

Indexer Notes

Superman has a blue "S" on cape. Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

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

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

[The Man with the Radioactive Touch] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; District Attorney Tom Spaulding; May Bryson; The Ghost [Brett Bryson] (villain, introduction, death); Frank Chalmers (villain); Davis (villain)
Synopsis
A disaster at Chalmers Laboratories involving radium kills Brett Bryson. His bosses are tried for negligence but acquitted. A hooded figure later robs a jewelry store, leaving a watchman dead of radium burns. Superman is implicated, and he must clear his name before Sgt. Casey arrests him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman is called the Man of Tomorrow. Inks credited to Leo Nowak in Archives.

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

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

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

Gags / 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
How d'ya like the soup?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

It's True / 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
Commercial horticulturists now use tear gas...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Yank and Doodle; Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Jailed Star] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Jerry Hope; "Odds" Renaldi (villain); Monk (villain)
Synopsis
When Midwest College's baseball team loses their pitcher, Jerry Hope, to a strain, Pep must stand in to pitch the game without any relief. Seeing an opportunity, "Odds" Renaldi and Monk, gamblers, make a plan to fix the game.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Laff Lines / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Carney (signed)
Inks
Bill Carney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take off the fur coat, Jack...
Genre
humor

The Winning Team! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[Escape from the Palace] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Captain Don De Avila (villain)
Synopsis
Jon Valor, posing as Noah Scott, trader, has been invited to attend the royal ball as a guest of his friend, Captain Don De Avila. Unknown to the Black Pirate, De Avila has laid a trap to capture him once inside the palace walls, and so regain the favor of the King of Spain.

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

Quiz / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1. What food do we get from the trunk of a palm tree?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
90% of the world's iodine comes from Chile!
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

A Peach of a Pair! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[The Medicine Thief] (Table of Contents: 15)

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]; Douglas MacLean; Pierre La Salle (villain)
Synopsis
Flying overhead, the Aces see the serum sled bound for Glencarren to help with an epidemic. As they pass, the sled-driver, Angus, is shot. In Glencarren, at Douglas MacLean's the Three Aces learn of the death and decide to intervene.

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

Good Movies and Books / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Vs. the Fifth Columnists] (Table of Contents: 17)

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]; Ed Blake; Doris Dare; The Leader (villain)
Synopsis
While on patrol, Mr. America spots some thugs kidnapping a man and stops them, although he is distracted by an explosion at the Mains Aircraft Factory. He manages to tear a piece of a thug's jacket away that bears an insignia. The man was Ed Blake, photographer, planted by the Globe newspaper at a spy camp but discovered. Mr. America decides to use the insignia to infiltrate the spy camp. There he meets Doris Dare, a reporter, who tells him that they must stop a package from being mailed.

Indexer Notes

No Bob Daley in this story.

Get Your Man! (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Hart (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (spot illustrations, signed)
Inks
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (spot illustrations, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
U.S. Marshal Craig Nolan; Deputy Marshall Claw Custer; Ed (villain)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-A-hunting we will go!
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Different? Sure! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Ray [as F Ray] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Ray [as F Ray] (signed)
Inks
Fred Ray [as F Ray] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The u-boat! -- deadly undersea raider --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Joe Kent; un-named German captain (villain); an un-named British officer
Synopsis
In Cairo, Congo Bill consults with a British officer about a hidden submarine base from which u-boats are operating. The officer needs Congo Bill to help locate the base along the north African coast.
Keywords
bomber planes; British; British Army; British Corps of Royal Marines; British Royal Air Force; Cairo; Egypt; fighter planes; German Kriegsmarine; machine guns; submarines; Supermarine Spitfire; u-boats; World War II

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

Famous American Words / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray [as F Ray] (signed)
Inks
Fred Ray [as F Ray] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've Not Yet Begun to Fight!
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
John Paul Jones
Synopsis
Captain John Paul Jones replies to the British: "I've not yet begun to fight!"

Hear Superman on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
3/5th's of a second is the amount of time...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Justice Society of America Presents All Star Comics No. 6! (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

[The Zin Diamond] (Table of Contents: 27)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Queen of Patona; Ben (villain); Ab (villain); Captain Mulgram
Synopsis
Zatara performs in Patona, a far-off kingdom, winning the Queen's confidence. She asks him to help her get the Zin Diamond to the Capital Bank of America. Bem, an international jewel thief, plans to get rid of Zatara and steal the diamond.

At the Top of the Field! (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bike Tires Built Like Planes (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

United States Rubber Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  3. 2. [The Man with the Radioactive Touch]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["How d'ya like the soup?"]
    Gags
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Commercial horticulturists now use tear gas..."]
    It's True
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Yank and Doodle; Prize Comics
  9. 8. [The Jailed Star]
    Pep Morgan
  10. 9. ["Take off the fur coat, Jack..."]
    Laff Lines
  11. 10. The Winning Team!
    Batman
  12. 11. [Escape from the Palace]
    Black Pirate
  13. 12. ["1. What food do we get from the trunk of a palm tree?"]
    Quiz
  14. 13. ["90% of the world's iodine comes from Chile!"]
    Facts
  15. 14. A Peach of a Pair!
    All-Flash Quarterly; Mutt & Jeff
  16. 15. [The Medicine Thief]
    Three Aces
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Good Movies and Books
  18. 17. [Vs. the Fifth Columnists]
    Mr. America
  19. 18. Get Your Man!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  21. 20. ["-A-hunting we will go!"]
    Silly Willy
  22. 21. Different? Sure!
    Starman; Adventure Comics
  23. 22. ["The u-boat! -- deadly undersea raider --"]
    Congo Bill
  24. 23. ["I've Not Yet Begun to Fight!"]
    Famous American Words
  25. 24. Hear Superman on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  26. 25. ["3/5th's of a second is the amount of time..."]
    Facts
  27. 26. The Justice Society of America Presents All Star Comics No. 6!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  28. 27. [The Zin Diamond]
    Zatara
  29. 28. At the Top of the Field!
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  31. 30. Bike Tires Built Like Planes
    United States Rubber Company
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