(February 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-12-15
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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Superman's Ark] (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]; Lois Lane; Charles; Mr. Morgan; Count von Henzel (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When Clark and Lois visit the Metropolis Zoo on their day off, they discover the place is virtually deserted. So Superman takes a hand, capturing a variety of new animals, but encountering a foe that nearly destroys the Man of Tomorrow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ed Dobrotka not credited in 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) (Expand) /

"Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Head! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid (introduction, confidant, sidekick); The Head (villain)

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wife gave it to me for a birthday present!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Wow and Double Wow! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[The City with the Golden Domes] (Table of Contents: 8)

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.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Long Wharf: A Story of Young San Francisco (Table of Contents: 10)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Thunderbolt] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mr. America / 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

Story related by Fatman from before time he teamed with Mr. America.

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That whistle sounds like another policeman...
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The "Big Seven" Is Now the "Big Eight"! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Bird in the Hand (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 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
Congo Bill is in Syria...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Dr. Standish; Ann Standish; Dick Baldwin; Tony
Synopsis
Bill and his companions find a Crusader castle that is inhabited by treasure hunters.
Keywords
armor; camels; Crusaders; knights; Medieval castles; swords; Syria; the Battle of Britain; treasure; World War II

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

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

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

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

[The Cobra] (Table of Contents: 19)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; the Cobra (villain)

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) /

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

Energy to Move a Mountain (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. [Superman's Ark]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["Gosh! I'm so strong sometimes I scare myself!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  6. 5. The Head!
    The Vigilante
  7. 6. ["The wife gave it to me for a birthday present!"]
    Laffs
  8. 7. Wow and Double Wow!
    Leading Comics
  9. 8. [The City with the Golden Domes]
    Three Aces
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Long Wharf: A Story of Young San Francisco
    Books Worth Reading
  12. 11. [The Thunderbolt]
    Mr. America
  13. 12. ["That whistle sounds like another policeman..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  14. 13. The "Big Seven" Is Now the "Big Eight"!
    Sensation Comics
  15. 14. Bird in the Hand
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ["Congo Bill is in Syria..."]
    Congo Bill
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Comics
  20. 19. [The Cobra]
    Zatara
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  23. 22. Energy to Move a Mountain
    Baby Ruth
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