(May 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (editor); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

No issue number or date in indicia. 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
Keywords
aircraft carriers; fighter planes; stereotyping of the Japanese

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

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

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

[no title indexed] (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. Review of Young Settler by Phil Stong, pictures by Kurt Wiese. Page includes Superman's Secret Message and the indicia.

The Adventure of the Merchant of Murder (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]; Perry White; Lois Lane; The Top [Jefferson Smith] (villain, introduction); Sid Speed (villain)
Synopsis
Clark Kent crusades against The Top, an avaricious owner of a second-hand auto business who deliberately and knowingly sells cars in seriously bad condition.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Crime's Caravan! (Table of Contents: 5)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Lash (villain)

Action and More Action! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

World's Finest Value (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

After School / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara
Pencils
Tom McNamara
Inks
Tom McNamara
Colors
?
Letters
Tom McNamara

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Awful kind of ya ta let me smell ya nice fresh hair cut, Cricket!
Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Steven Rowe.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Adventure of the Secret Submarine (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script credit from Craig Delich.

The Pied Piper of Doom (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]; The Queen Bee (villain); Fatman [Bob Daley] (villain)

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

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

The Flying Jeeps / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you're going to photograph the Axis position...
Genre
humor; war

The Dummox (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.44 page (report information)

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

Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.23 page (report information)

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

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
From the halls of Montezuma...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Lieutenant Barlow
Synopsis
Bill escapes from a Japanese outpost in the East Indies and makes his way to an American outpost on Webb Island. He then helps the marines there defend the island against a Japanese assault.
Keywords
anti-aircraft guns; bi-planes; British Royal Air Force; East Indies; Japanese Imperial Army; Japanese Imperial Navy; Pacific Ocean; United States flag; United States Marine Corps; United States Navy; Webb Island; World War II

The Case of the Maddening Music! (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

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 Protect Your Welfare (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. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Merchant of Murder
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Hello again, Members! This time I want to talk to you about Loyalty."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. Crime's Caravan!
    Vigilante
  7. 6. Action and More Action!
    Supeerman
  8. 7. World's Finest Value
    World's Finest Comics
  9. 8. ["Awful kind of ya ta let me smell ya nice fresh hair cut, Cricket!"]
    After School
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  11. 10. Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again!
    Leading Comics
  12. 11. The Adventure of the Secret Submarine
    3 Aces
  13. 12. The Pied Piper of Doom
    Mr. America and Fatman
  14. 13. ["If you're going to photograph the Axis position..."]
    The Flying Jeeps
  15. 14. The Dummox
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Superman's Radio Show Covers the Continent!
    The Adventures of Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Star Spangled Comics
  19. 18. ["From the halls of Montezuma..."]
    Congo Bill
  20. 19. The Case of the Maddening Music!
    Zatara
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  23. 22. Energy to Protect Your Welfare
    Baby Ruth
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