(September 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-18
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)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
tanks

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

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

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

[The Reformation of Nancy Thorgenson] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Nancy Thorgeson; Morgan Thorgeson; Parello (villain)
Synopsis
A millionaire agrees to pay $100,000 to charity if Superman helps to straighten out his wayward daughter who spends money as if it were water as various gambling establishments. Only when an emergency arises does the girl see herself in a different vein.
Reprints

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

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

[The Summer Job] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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

Strange! Unusual! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[The Death of Avilla] (Table of Contents: 7)

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 Avilla (villain)

Smoky by Will James (Table of Contents: 8)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Hear Superman on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ta-ta-ra ra-ta" "Shake it up, men!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[In the Bering Straits] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
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: 12)

Middy the Marine / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This ship must be cleaned!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Middy

[The Purple Gang] (Table of Contents: 13)

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 Purple Gang (villains)

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

Syncro Devices, Inc. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Birds of a Feather (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Stowe (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Across two pages.

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

Yank and Doodle; Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.45 page (report information)

The Adventure of the Prehistoric Valley! (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Joe Kent; Doctor Hanlen; Sheila Hanlen
Synopsis
Bill discovers a lost valley of prehistoric creatures and rescues a young woman who had been marooned there.
Keywords
pterodactyls; sauropods; tyrannosaurids

Indexer Notes

Per Craig Delich, stories signed by Ray are written by him.

This Is a Preview of the Star-Spangled Kid (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

The Star-Spangled Kid / promo (ad from the publisher) / 3 pages (report information)

[The Duped Daughter] (Table of Contents: 20)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Action! Thrills! Adventure! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Take a Tip from a Navy Torpedo (Table of Contents: 23) (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 Reformation of Nancy Thorgenson]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. [The Summer Job]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  7. 6. Strange! Unusual!
    More Fun Comics
  8. 7. [The Death of Avilla]
    Black Pirate
  9. 8. Smoky by Will James
    Books Worth Reading
  10. 9. Hear Superman on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  11. 10. ["Ta-ta-ra ra-ta" "Shake it up, men!"]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. [In the Bering Straits]
    Three Aces
  13. 12. ["This ship must be cleaned!"]
    Middy the Marine
  14. 13. [The Purple Gang]
    Mr. America
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Syncro Devices, Inc.
  16. 15. Birds of a Feather
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Yank and Doodle; Prize Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. The Adventure of the Prehistoric Valley!
    Congo Bill
  20. 19. This Is a Preview of the Star-Spangled Kid
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  21. 20. [The Duped Daughter]
    Zatara
  22. 21. Action! Thrills! Adventure!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
  24. 23. Take a Tip from a Navy Torpedo
    United States Rubber Company
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