(January 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-11-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (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
artillery; Nazis; swastikas; Wehrmacht; World War II

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

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

Superman Krypto-Raygun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Caveman Criminal] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Dr. Kemper (death); The Dawn Man (introduction, death); Professor Steffens (villain); Duke Brady (villain); Pugsy (villain, death)
Synopsis
A scientist revives a prehestoric man he had discovered in Alaska and attempts to frame him for murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ed Dobrotka not credited in The Archives volume.

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

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

Energy to Do Big Things (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Galloping Gold! (Table of Contents: 5)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can you solve the fascinating riddle of...
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Shade (villain); Betty Stuart
Keywords
Coney Island

Indexer Notes

Two-page splash.

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

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The "Big 7" Is Now the "Big 8" (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Sensation Comics; Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[The Diamond Mines] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From America to the equatorial heat of Central Africa, the...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]; Harry Norris; Jim Hart

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Good Books for Christmas / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every year, just before Christmas, a great many...

Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[The Circus Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. America and Fat Man / 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 city waits in dread--human bodies tumble...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Fatman [Bob Daley]
Keywords
Powderville

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

Curios / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
2,000,000 gallons of super-fuel...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Reprisal (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston (credited)
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed as Cliff) (spot illo)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed as Cliff) (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From her refuge across the channel, his Queen had...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pieter van der Meer; Capt. Oberst

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the Atlantic from South America come Yankee-built planes...
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Sheila Hanlen; James Kent; Major Joyce; Dick McCarthy; Colonel Hettz
Synopsis
Bill and his pilot friend, Dick McCarthy, break up a German operation that was capturing and destroying Lend-Lease planes.
Keywords
airplanes; British Army; British Royal Air Force; Cairo; Egypt; Freetown; Lend-Lease program; World War II

America's Favorite! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

World's Finest Buy! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Theft by Rocket] (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Among the rock deposits of southern Utah is...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara
Keywords
aluminum; Utah

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
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  3. 2. [The Caveman Criminal]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. Energy to Do Big Things
    Baby Ruth
  6. 5. Galloping Gold!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  8. 7. The "Big 7" Is Now the "Big 8"
    Sensation Comics; Wonder Woman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [The Diamond Mines]
    3 Aces
  11. 10. ["Every year, just before Christmas, a great many..."]
    Good Books for Christmas
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics!
  13. 12. [The Circus Saboteurs]
    Mr. America and Fat Man
  14. 13. ["2,000,000 gallons of super-fuel..."]
    Curios
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  16. 15. Reprisal
  17. 16. ["Across the Atlantic from South America come Yankee-built planes..."]
    Congo Bill
  18. 17. America's Favorite!
    Superman
  19. 18. World's Finest Buy!
    World's Finest Comics
  20. 19. [Theft by Rocket]
    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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