(September 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-07-14
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; Zatara; Congo Bill; Vigilante; Americommando / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Zatara; Congo Bill; Vigilante; Americommando
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray. This cover, featuring all of the Action heroes, has been reprinted often.

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

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

Cowhand Goes to Town (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 Cowhand Goes to Town by Phil Strong, with pictures by Kurt Wiese. Page includes Superman's Secret Message, and the indicia.

The Emperor of America (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]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; The Emperor of America (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The President of the United States vacates his position in favor of The Emperor, who uses a non-resistance ray to take over America without firing a shot. He doesn't count on Superman providing any opposition, however.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich and Bob Hughes. Archives credits the pencils to Ed Dobrotka.

An imaginary story in post-war America.

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

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

Lt. Colonel Boyd "Buzz" Wagner (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

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

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

Sing a Song of Six Guns! (Table of Contents: 7)

The 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] (origin); Stuff
Synopsis
Greg's show is almost pulled off the air until he learns how to make the jive with some classical kids who've had their instruments heisted by Jiggers Jolton.

Indexer Notes

Vigilante tells his origin and reveals secret identity to Stuff.

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

Private Pete / 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
This is quite a mission to be sent on!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

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

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

The Battle of a Thousand Years (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 added by Craig Delich.

The Case of the Stolen Spectacles! (Table of Contents: 11)

Presenting Mr. America and Fat Man as The Americommandos / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Mr. America [Tex Thomson]
Synopsis
Mr. America catches an escaped spy.

Indexer Notes

A continuation of Mr. America of the Mr. America feature. Although billed as Americommandos, the strip still features Mr. America and Fatman. Fatman does not appear in this story.

Script credit per Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

Wolf Hunt (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Slade
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Little Gertie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gertie, I'm going over to Mrs. Whalen's...
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Gertie

Biggest and Best! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The One-Man Army! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Ting Ho
Synopsis
Bill carries a secret message through the Japanese lines to a Chinese commander.
Keywords
anti-aircraft guns; bomber planes; China; espionage; Imperial Japanese Army; Japanese Imperial Army Air Service; magnetic compasses; racism; rain; World War II

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

Private Pete / 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
What a night to stand guard duty!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's in charge of our complaint department...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

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

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

Crime on Ice! (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
fantasy-supernatural
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) /

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Zatara; Congo Bill; Vigilante; Americommando
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Cowhand Goes to Town
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Emperor of America
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Greetings, Superman members! Somewhere over the dense, mosquito-ridden jungles..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. Lt. Colonel Boyd "Buzz" Wagner
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  8. 7. Sing a Song of Six Guns!
    The Vigilante
  9. 8. ["This is quite a mission to be sent on!"]
    Private Pete
  10. 9. ["I want more Superman!"]
    Superman
  11. 10. The Battle of a Thousand Years
    3 Aces
  12. 11. The Case of the Stolen Spectacles!
    Presenting Mr. America and Fat Man as The Americommandos
  13. 12. Wolf Hunt
  14. 13. ["Gertie, I'm going over to Mrs. Whalen's..."]
    Little Gertie
  15. 14. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  16. 15. The One-Man Army!
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. ["What a night to stand guard duty!"]
    Private Pete
  18. 17. ["Meet Yank and Doodle!"]
    Prize Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["He's in charge of our complaint department..."]
    Laffs
  21. 20. ["Here it is, boys and girls!"]
    Wonder Woman
  22. 21. Crime on Ice!
    Zatara
  23. 22. Now on Sale
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
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