(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 [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); 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 [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

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)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Shade (villain)

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
?

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)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Fatman [Bob Daley]

[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 [as Cliff] (spot illo, signed)
Inks
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (spot illo, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[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
Across the Atlantic from South America come Yankee-built planes...
Genre
jungle
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 F. Fox
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
    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!
    The Vigilante
  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. [no title indexed]
    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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