(July 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-05-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Mort Weisinger (assistant, uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (assistant, 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)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
mines

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)

Against the Jungle (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Review of Against the Jungle by Thames Williamson. Page includes Superman's Secret Message and the indicia.

[The Professional Baseball Player] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Perry White; Stan Doborak (introduction); Mike Caputo (villain); Mabel Dawson (villain)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are on the way to Florida to check out the status of the Metropolis baseball club, when they accidentally miss the train in a small town. Waiting for the next one, they spy a young man who has great prowess at pitching...a guy who wishes he could play for a professional club. Superman helps that small town boy become a professional baseball player.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ed Dobrotka is not credited in the Archive edition. The "pullman window" joke on page 7 is a direct reference to Jerry Siegel's appearance on Fred Allen's radio program.

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

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

Major Thomas H. J. Trapnell (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Major H. J. Trapnell

["But if I act polite, all the kids will think they can beat me!] (Table of Contents: 6)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Script credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Man Who Came Back! (Table of Contents: 8)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Island Where Time Stood Still! (Table of Contents: 10)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tex Thomson as Mr. America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. America -- Symbol of freedom and democracy...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Fatman [Bob Daley]

Indexer Notes

Artist signature in final panel.

Sky Challenge (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Rollin Stone / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ray McGill

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go! You're th' dummy!
Genre
humor
Keywords
ventriloquism

Indexer Notes

Script and letters credits added by Craig Delich.

In a Class by Itself! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Man of a Thousand Lives! (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Headley
Synopsis
Bill works against a German espionage team working to send Arabs on a jihad against the British.
Keywords
British Army; Cairo; disguise; Egypt; Hoffer Trading Store; jihad; stereotyping of Arabs; the Sahara; vultures; World War II

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

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

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm, look at all those tattooed names...
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ugh-ugh! (Meaning - Oh-boy!)
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Case of the Man Who Could Not Die!! (Table of Contents: 21)

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: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / 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. Against the Jungle
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [The Professional Baseball Player]
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Hello again, Members! Guns are thundering ceaselessly in the great Battle for the Pacific..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. Major Thomas H. J. Trapnell
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. ["But if I act polite, all the kids will think they can beat me!]
    Laffs
  8. 7. ["Hey, Ma!"]
    Superman
  9. 8. The Man Who Came Back!
    Vigilante
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  11. 10. The Island Where Time Stood Still!
    3 Aces
  12. 11. ["Mr. America -- Symbol of freedom and democracy..."]
    Tex Thomson as Mr. America
  13. 12. Sky Challenge
  14. 13. ["Let's go! You're th' dummy!"]
    Rollin Stone
  15. 14. In a Class by Itself!
    World's Finest Comics
  16. 15. The Man of a Thousand Lives!
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  18. 17. ["Hmm, look at all those tattooed names..."]
    Silly Willy
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["Ugh-ugh! (Meaning - Oh-boy!)"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  21. 20. ["Say, cousin...The Newsboy Legion with the Guardian cook with gas..."]
    Star Spangled Comics
  22. 21. The Case of the Man Who Could Not Die!!
    Zatara
  23. 22. Now on Sale
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  25. 24. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
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