(January-February 1942)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

[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

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.

["Lissen, Stone! I'll give you 24 hours to find a job..."] (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

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)

["Gosh, a real tent circus..."] (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

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)

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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
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