(April 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-16
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.

Powerstone (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lex Luthor (1st cover appearance)
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Yankee Doodle's Cousins (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Powerstone (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Luthor; Perry White; Lois Lane; Brett Calhoun
Synopsis
Luthor gains super strength in order to battle Superman in hand-to-hand combat after Brett Calhoun announces that he is going to give away half of his fortune ($3 million) to any man who can prove he is the richest man in Metropolis.
Reprints
Keywords
Powerstone (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story continued in part in Superman #17.

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! I'm so strong sometimes I scare myself!
Genre
sports

[The Green Cowled Menace] (Table of Contents: 6)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Scorpion (villain, introduction)

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

Busy Bill the Bill Collector / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Bill. What's cooking?
Genre
humor
Characters
Busy Bill

[Go to War] (Table of Contents: 8)

3 Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
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: 9)

Gags / 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
How's the hash today, Ben-Ali?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Skeletons in Armor (Table of Contents: 11)

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)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Jerry Bails.

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Hmm - What a headache!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Here's Top Value! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

V ···- For Vengeance (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Superman's Radio Show Covers the Continent! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray [as F Ray] (signed)
Inks
Fred Ray [as F Ray] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A trading steamer churns slowly through the low waters of an African river.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; the Red Khan (villain); Janet Logan; Major Fortney; Bula
Synopsis
Bill captures the leader of a band of raiders.
Keywords
Benzima (British outpost); steamboats

Indexer Notes

Possible Fred Ray script credit removed by Craig Delich.

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Business hasn't been so good lately...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Nargo, the Ruler of Atlantis] (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; Nargo (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) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Powerstone
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Yankee Doodle's Cousins
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Powerstone
    Superman
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. ["Gosh! I'm so strong sometimes I scare myself!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  7. 6. [The Green Cowled Menace]
    Vigilante
  8. 7. ["Hello, Bill. What's cooking?"]
    Busy Bill the Bill Collector
  9. 8. [Go to War]
    3 Aces
  10. 9. ["How's the hash today, Ben-Ali?"]
    Gags
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  12. 11. The Skeletons in Armor
    Mr. America and Fatman
  13. 12. ["Hmm - What a headache!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  14. 13. Here's Top Value!
    World's Finest Comics
  15. 14. V ···- For Vengeance
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Superman's Radio Show Covers the Continent!
    The Adventures of Superman
  18. 17. ["A trading steamer churns slowly through the low waters of an African river."]
    Congo Bill
  19. 18. ["Business hasn't been so good lately..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  20. 19. [Nargo, the Ruler of Atlantis]
    Zatara
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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