(December 1941)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-10-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); 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
Nazis; parachuting

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Pilot's Revenge] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; unnamed butler (villain, death); Dutch O'Leary (villain); his gang (villains)
Synopsis
Several planes belonging to Skyway Airlines have mysteriously crashed and Perry White assigns Lois to investigate, all of which leads to peril facing Clark and Lois until Superman figures out the true culprit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ed Dobrotka not credited in the 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)

Some Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure - He's always been different!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Billy Gunn's Mine] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Vigilante / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Meskin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Shade (villain, introduction); Billy Gunn (sidekick, introduction)

Still at the Top! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Lionel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Adventure of the Ancient Airplane! (Table of Contents: 9)

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: 10) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Giant Puppets] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. America and Fat Man / 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]; Fatman [Bob Daley]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails.

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

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Gentlemen - on Guard! (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
Albert Daniels (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young (spot illo, signed)
Inks
Cliff Young (spot illo, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A merciless sun pours down its molten heat...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Lester Drake; James Kent; Rodney Fortescue; Sheila Hanlen
Synopsis
Bill discovers an Axis spy using a native legend as cover for spying on British ship movements.
Keywords
idols; prospecting; sky trams; telescopes; u-boats; World War II

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Good Books and Movies / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Boss of Forrest City] (Table of Contents: 19)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  3. 2. [The Pilot's Revenge]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["Sure - He's always been different!"]
    Some Fun
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite Toys
  7. 6. [Billy Gunn's Mine]
    The Vigilante
  8. 7. Still at the Top!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lionel
  10. 9. The Adventure of the Ancient Airplane!
    Three Aces
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  12. 11. [The Giant Puppets]
    Mr. America and Fat Man
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Star Spangled Comics; Adventure Comics
  15. 14. Gentlemen - on Guard!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ["A merciless sun pours down its molten heat..."]
    Congo Bill
  18. 17. Editorial Advisory Board
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Good Books and Movies
  20. 19. [The Boss of Forrest City]
    Zatara
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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