(October 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
flamethrowers; Wehrmacht

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
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Man Who Put out the Sun! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; The Night Owl (villain, introduction); Kelly (villain)
Synopsis
Superman must battle a renegade scientist who has mastered the ability to control darkness in order to subject Metrolpolis to a crime wave.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Bob Hughes.

The last panel of the story promotes the story, "Superman, Matinee Idol," found in the pages of Superman #19 on sale September 4th.

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

He Blasted Tokyo! (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; war

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want to open a bank account...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Boy! Is Clark Kent in Trouble!!! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Blackout Blues! (Table of Contents: 8)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Energy to Get There! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wings over the Pacific (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

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Americommando and the Cinema Saboteur (Table of Contents: 11)

The Americommando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; Fatman [Bob Daley]

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

A Simple Job (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! I never thought of those things...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Man Who Played King (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; Snake-eyes
Synopsis
A gangster on the lam comes to Bill's jungle and sets himself up as a king.
Keywords
armor; Congo Bill's Trading Post; crocodiles; crowns; drowning; fireworks; gold; machine guns; prison breaks; prisons; whips

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, bub - this guy was hit by an auto...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Slam! Bang! Boom! Crash! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Careful Chester / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last! The railroad station!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chester

Crooks -- Handle with Care! (Table of Contents: 20)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joseph Sulman
Inks
Joseph Sulman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary / 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 Man Who Put out the Sun!
    Superman
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. He Blasted Tokyo!
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. ["I want to open a bank account..."]
    Gags
  8. 7. Boy! Is Clark Kent in Trouble!!!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Blackout Blues!
    Vigilante
  10. 9. Energy to Get There!
    Baby Ruth
  11. 10. Wings over the Pacific
    3 Aces
  12. 11. Americommando and the Cinema Saboteur
    The Americommando
  13. 12. A Simple Job
  14. 13. ["Gosh! I never thought of those things..."]
    Private Pete
  15. 14. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  16. 15. The Man Who Played King
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. ["Say, bub - this guy was hit by an auto..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Slam! Bang! Boom! Crash!
    More Fun Comics
  20. 19. ["At last! The railroad station!"]
    Careful Chester
  21. 20. Crooks -- Handle with Care!
    Zatara
  22. 21. Now on Sale
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
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