(March 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-01-13
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
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; roller coasters

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)

The Devil's Playground (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jim Gantry; The Domino [Jeff Farnham] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Domino terrorizes the Gantry Amusement Park, trying to get gambling stands into the place, but Superman decides otherwise.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cassidy art credits from Craig Delich and Bob Hughes. We previously credited Ed Dobrotka. Dobrotka 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)

Crimes in Color (Table of Contents: 5)

The Vigilante / comic story / 12 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
western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Rainbow Man (introduction, villain); Stuff, the Chinatown Kid
Synopsis
The Rainbow Man and his gang use color and his Rainbow Globe to serve them in their crimes and confuse the police. When Stuff discovers the mob, he is captured, and the Vigilante must save him.

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Sargeant is certainly excited about this phoney magician and crook, El Abu!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Smiles / 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
Any luck?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

All-Star Comics; Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Djinn] (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]; The Djinn (villain); Caspar Evans
Synopsis
The Aces battle the Djinn and his gunmen who ride on a flying carpet.

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

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

Beowulf by E. V. Sandys (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Iron Giant (Table of Contents: 12)

Mr. America and Fatman / 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]; The Queen Bee (villain); Vo-Kan the Terrible (villain); Markham
Synopsis
Mr. America and the Fatman battle an Iron Giant, Vo-Kan the Terrible, a machination stolen by the Queen Bee for her own ends.

Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Pea Shooter (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
So you're lookin' for Congo Bill, are you?
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Louie Logan (villain); Janet Logan; Witchie
Synopsis
Congo Bill arrests Louie Logan, who has been dealing whiskey to natives illegally, but Louie escapes and sets a trap for Bill.
Keywords
crocodiles; disguise; ivory; signal drums; steamboats; tiger traps; trading posts; whiskey

Superman's Radio Show Covers the Continent! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Fights the Nazis in Europe] (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; Tong; Nazis (villains); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis
After a show, some boys convince Zatara to try and stop the war in Europe. Zatara and Tong go off to fight the Nazis.

Indexer Notes

Zatara effectively wins the war in this story.

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) /

Muscle Power Co. / 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. The Devil's Playground
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["Poor Bonecrusher, I guess I sort of left him cold!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  6. 5. Crimes in Color
    The Vigilante
  7. 6. ["The Sargeant is certainly excited about this phoney magician and crook, El Abu!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  8. 7. ["Any luck?"]
    Smiles
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comics; Leading Comics
  10. 9. [The Djinn]
    3 Aces
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. Beowulf by E. V. Sandys
    Good Books Worth Reading
  13. 12. Iron Giant
    Mr. America and Fatman
  14. 13. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  16. 15. Pea Shooter
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. ["So you're lookin' for Congo Bill, are you?"]
    Congo Bill
  19. 18. Superman's Radio Show Covers the Continent!
    The Adventures of Superman
  20. 19. [Fights the Nazis in Europe]
    Zatara
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head