(August 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-06-16
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.


The Prankster and the Foolproof Plot (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Prankster (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
water pistols

Indexer Notes

Credited to Wayne Boring in the Abbeville Press "Superman in Action Comics" book. Ray credits verified to Craig Delich by Fred Ray and Jack Burnley.

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

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

Little Oscar's First Raid (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Shares inside front cover with indicia and Superman's Secret Message.

The Case of the Crimeless Crimes (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]; the Prankster (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark and Lois are directed to a story involving a weird figure calling himself the Prankster, who breaks into a bank, only to leave a black bag "on deposit" that is chock full of money.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Archives credits pencils to Ed Dobrotka. Sikela credits per Craig Delich and Bob Hughes.

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

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

Captain Arthur Wermuth, One-Man Army! (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; war
Characters
Captain Arthur Wermuth

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

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Guns, Gold, and Glory! (Table of Contents: 7)

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]; Stuff; "Brain" Storms (villain)
Synopsis
Greg Sanders returns to his old home town out west, only to find criminals from the city have gone there to get away from him.

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

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

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Golly - That's something you see once in a lifetime!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

In Movies, Newspapers, Radio (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Valley of the Vultures (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]

[The Framer] (Table of Contents: 11)

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]

Indexer Notes

Feature becomes "Americommandos" with the following installment.

Some Must Fight (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed McGee (credited)
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
If I don't get a raise around here soon...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Script and letters credits added by Craig Delich.

Honest Injun! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm Spud Williams...come from North Carolina --
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Spud Williams; Dave Bennett; Slim Kennedy; Tex Lee; Shorty Smith
Synopsis
Bill joins the Flying Tigers and exposes a spy in their ranks.
Keywords
American Volunteer Group; bomber planes; China; Curtiss P-40 Warhawk; fighter planes; Flying Tigers; Japanese Imperial Army Air Service; parachuting; sabotage; World War II

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

Shorty / 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
Gosh - Look at all those icebergs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

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

statement of ownership / 0.23 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah - Beautiful spring - This walk in the woods should do me good!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Coconut Crimes! (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Prankster and the Foolproof Plot
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Little Oscar's First Raid
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Case of the Crimeless Crimes
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Greetings, Superman members! If I were to tell you that..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. Captain Arthur Wermuth, One-Man Army!
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  8. 7. Guns, Gold, and Glory!
    Vigilante
  9. 8. ["Wow! Golly - That's something you see once in a lifetime!"]
    Silly Willy
  10. 9. In Movies, Newspapers, Radio
    Superman
  11. 10. The Valley of the Vultures
    3 Aces
  12. 11. [The Framer]
    Mr. America and Fat Man
  13. 12. Some Must Fight
  14. 13. ["If I don't get a raise around here soon..."]
    Rollin Stone
  15. 14. Honest Injun!
    World's Finest Comics
  16. 15. ["I'm Spud Williams...come from North Carolina --"]
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. ["Gosh - Look at all those icebergs!"]
    Shorty
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. Now on Sale
  21. 20. ["Ah - Beautiful spring - This walk in the woods should do me good!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  22. 21. The Case of the Coconut Crimes!
    Zatara
  23. 22. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!"]
  24. 23. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
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