(June 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); 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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Wizard of Chance (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
automobiles; machine guns

Indexer Notes

Art confirmed by Fred Ray per Craig Delich. Archive Edition credits Ed Dobrotka (pencils) and John Sikela (inks); Abbeville Press's Superman in Action Comics credits Wayne Boring.

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

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

The Puzzler!! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); The Puzzler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman must battle a twisted intellect who utilizes the principles of parlor games, tricks and puzzles to commit clever crimes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits are reversed in Archives. Art identification by Craig Delich and Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Capt. Colin P. Kelly Jr. (Table of Contents: 4)

Supermen of the U.S. Army / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young ?
Inks
Cliff Young ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr.

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maybe you can tell me how soon your bath will stop...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 cartoons. Script credit added by Craig Delich.

4 Big Superman Stories (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Rainbow Man (Table of Contents: 7)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mystery of the Meandering Mansion (Table of Contents: 9)

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 added by Craig Delich.

The Crime Machine (Table of Contents: 10)

Mr. America and Fat Man / 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

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

Safeguard (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Get Into the Swim! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

5 Favorite Features! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

The Last Shipment! (Table of Contents: 14)

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
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Chaing Kai-Shek; Ah-hee; Broadway Charlie
Synopsis
Bill helps escort a convoy of supplies over the Burma Road to China.
Keywords
aircraft; Burma Road; China; parachuting; stereotyping of the Chinese; stereotyping of the Japanese; Washington DC; White House; World War II

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

War in the Air (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Review of War in the Air by John B. Walker, illustrated by Barry Bart. Page includes Superman's Secret Message.

The Story of the Magical Mobsters! (Table of Contents: 18)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Spencer Fireworks Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wizard of Chance
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. The Puzzler!!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Hello again, Members! This time I want to talk to you about a great American hero..."]
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. Capt. Colin P. Kelly Jr.
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  6. 5. ["Maybe you can tell me how soon your bath will stop..."]
    Gags
  7. 6. 4 Big Superman Stories
    Superman
  8. 7. The Rainbow Man
    Vigilante
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  10. 9. The Mystery of the Meandering Mansion
    3 Aces
  11. 10. The Crime Machine
    Mr. America and Fat Man
  12. 11. Safeguard
  13. 12. Get Into the Swim!
    Star Spangled Comics
  14. 13. 5 Favorite Features!
    Leading Comics
  15. 14. The Last Shipment!
    Congo Bill
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  17. 16. Editorial Advisory Board
  18. 17. War in the Air
    Good Books Worth Reading
  19. 18. The Story of the Magical Mobsters!
    Zatara
  20. 19. Now on Sale
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Company
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