(October 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-08-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited)

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
locomotives

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

A Message to Our Readers (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Sabotage Ring] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Paul Cassidy (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks a lot, Casey!
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Jeff Stanton; Steve Grant (villain); Ralph Cowan (villain)
Synopsis
Superman follows up leads in a case involving the sabotage of the Gargan Factory by saboteurs bent on causing wide-spread destruction.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cassidy art credits by Bob Hughes and Craig Delich. We previously credited the art to John Sikela, as do the Archives.

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

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

[Tuerto the Bandit] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pep Morgan is spending his vacation on a South American...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Tuerto (villain); Don Alvera; Juanita Alvera

Energy to Perform (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Albino Priestess] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Black Pirate / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jon Valor, the Black Pirate, and Bonnie, after their mad escape from...
Genre
historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Bonnie; Amora
Keywords
Africa

A Lot for Your Money! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

New! Sensational! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Fellow chiefs, we go on warpath now...
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot
Keywords
football

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Cleveland Air Races] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Cleveland Air Races call to the Aces!
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: 11)

Little Lewie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris (signed as Norris)
Inks
Paul Norris (signed as Norris)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cannibals have captured the whole hunting party...
Genre
humor; jungle
Characters
Little Lewie

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you seen my vitamin pills?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

2 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Gold Bullion Theft] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A figure swift as night itself, the snap of a whip, the...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Trigger Malloy

Quick Thinking (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gordon (credited)
Pencils
Fred Ray (signed as Ray) (spot illo)
Inks
Fred Ray (signed as Ray) (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Remember, James," Mrs. West said.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Mrs. West; James West [Jimmie]; George Bradley; Officer Hadley

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Jungle Drums! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congo Bill, Professor Kent, and Sheila Hanlen are on their way to the coast.
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Joe Kent; Sheila Hanlen; Scheller
Synopsis
The natives are being encouraged to uprise by German agent Scheller. After he is captured by the natives, Bill offers to fight Scheller in single combat: if he wins, the natives promise to remain peaceful.
Keywords
biplanes; British Royal Army; single combat; stereotyping of African natives; World War II

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

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
A city in the United States gets its water supply...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Strange! Unusual! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Some Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, she isn't spanking it!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch

Indexer Notes

6 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the day he was taken...

[The Rival Ranchers] (Table of Contents: 22)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Horror, death and mystery greet Zatara in the...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Tex; Molly
Keywords
Rancho Grando; Texas

Action! Thrills! Adventure! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. A Message to Our Readers
  3. 2. [The Sabotage Ring]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. [Tuerto the Bandit]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. Energy to Perform
    Baby Ruth
  7. 6. [The Albino Priestess]
    The Black Pirate
  8. 7. A Lot for Your Money!
    Superman
  9. 8. New! Sensational!
    Star Spangled Comics
  10. 9. ["Fellow chiefs, we go on warpath now..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  11. 10. [The Cleveland Air Races]
    Three Aces
  12. 11. ["Cannibals have captured the whole hunting party..."]
    Little Lewie
  13. 12. ["Have you seen my vitamin pills?"]
    Laffs
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [The Gold Bullion Theft]
    Mr. America
  16. 15. Quick Thinking
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Jungle Drums!
    Congo Bill
  19. 18. ["A city in the United States gets its water supply..."]
    Facts
  20. 19. Strange! Unusual!
    More Fun Comics
  21. 20. ["No, she isn't spanking it!"]
    Some Fun
  22. 21. ["From the day he was taken..."]
    Good Books and Movies
  23. 22. [The Rival Ranchers]
    Zatara
  24. 23. Action! Thrills! Adventure!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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