Superman #14
(January-February 1942)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-11-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman 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
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
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
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
American flag; eagle; shield

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

Tom Had the Merriest Christmas Ever! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Concerts of Doom] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Rudolph Krazinski (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When people who attend a concert at Plymouth Hall are robbed, seemingly without their knowledge, Clark and Lois attend the next evening's concert to see if lightning strikes twice. It does, and Clark discovers that mass hypnotism is involved, which makes it all the worse a few nights later when the concert is broadcast over the airwaves, making people fall asleep while listening to the program, and allowing criminals to rob them blind.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Archive.

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

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

Superman Krypto-Raygun (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Invention Thief] (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Chet Farnsworth (intro); Jim Baldwin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When young Chet Farnsworth's invention, a fire extinguishing powder, is successfully used to put out a tenement fire, the young man hastily signs a contract with an unscrupulous man, not realizing that he has just signed the rights and any profits away to him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Archive.

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

Rollin Stone / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lissen, Stone! I'll give you 24 hours to find a job...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Jinx Job (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Norman Goss (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Undersea City (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Chet Furnall; Princess Kuella (introduction, death); King Saffro (introduction, death); the Mer-people (deaths); Akthar (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Perry sends Lois and Clark out to cover a fisherman's story that he has spotted a living mermaid. Lois dismisses it after the interview, but Clark decides to investigate further and discovers the man is telling the truth. The mermaid tells the Man of Tomorrow that her father's evil adviser is planning to invade the land world and must be stopped.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st Mermaid story in Superman feature. Compare with "The Girl in Superman's Past" in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #129.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Books reviewed include "The Young Douglas" by Jeanette Covent Nolan and "Sgt. York" starring Gary Cooper.
Keywords
book reviews; movie reviews

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Marked Man (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Lionel / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Clancy the Cop / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, a real tent circus...
Genre
humor

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

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

-And Here's Top Value (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The Lightning Master (Table of Contents: 19)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lightning Master (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Superman responds to a horrible lightning storm that is reeking havoc all over Metropolis
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lightning Master next seen in ALL-STAR SQUADRON ANNUAL #2.

And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / 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. Tom Had the Merriest Christmas Ever!
    Schwinn
  3. 2. [Concerts of Doom]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. Superman Krypto-Raygun
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  6. 5. [The Invention Thief]
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Lissen, Stone! I'll give you 24 hours to find a job..."]
    Rollin Stone
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  9. 8. Jinx Job
  10. 9. The Undersea City
    Superman
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Good Books and Movies
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Marked Man
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Lionel
  17. 16. ["Gosh, a real tent circus..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics
  19. 18. -And Here's Top Value
    World's Finest Comics
  20. 19. The Lightning Master
    Superman
  21. 20. And Now the "Big Seven" Becomes the "Big Eight"!
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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