(November 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-09-15
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
passenger liners; submarines; U-boats; World War II

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

In the Stone Age (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.

The Pirate of Pleasure Island (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; Perry White; Captain Ironfist [Stanley Finchcomb] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Man of Tomorrow must face what appears to be the worst buccaneer that ever plagued the Seven Seas in years past, who has mysteriously returned to attack 20th Century merchantmen.
Reprints

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Capt. Hewitt T. (Shorty) Wheless (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
Characters
Captain Hewitt T. Wheless

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

Laffs / 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
Go ahead - Now tell me you didn't forget...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Superman Gets Mixed Up in Everything! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Rookie Who Fought a Ghost (Table of Contents: 8)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]

Hispaniola (Table of Contents: 9)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

Fire over Yunnanfu Road (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 and inker credits added by Craig Delich.

Destination Berlin (Table of Contents: 11)

Americommando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Writer per Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

The Old Fireball (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
-Out here all day, and not a single catch!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Biggest and Best! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Idol of Doom (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Whitney Ellsworth ?
Pencils
Edwin Smalle ?
Inks
Edwin Smalle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Willis Pemberton; wolf cultists; Mafar [Martin Farrell]
Synopsis
Bill rescues an explorer from a Central American wolf cult and exposes their high priest as a treasure hunter.
Keywords
air planes; Central America; coins; gold; helicopters; human sacrifice; idols; wolf worship

Indexer Notes

Some of the hallmarks of Ellsworth's scripting -- double exclamation points and sound effects without exclamation points -- are here. Additionally, Bails' Who's Who credits him with some 1942 scripts for this feature.

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

Tickets, Please / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Migosh! 1,000,000 round trip tickets...
Genre
humor

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A few small ads.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Recipe for Robbery (Table of Contents: 20)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Energy That's Ready for Action! (Table of Contents: 23)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. In the Stone Age
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Pirate of Pleasure Island
    Superman
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. Capt. Hewitt T. (Shorty) Wheless
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. ["Go ahead - Now tell me you didn't forget..."]
    Laffs
  8. 7. Superman Gets Mixed Up in Everything!
    Superman
  9. 8. The Rookie Who Fought a Ghost
    Vigilante
  10. 9. Hispaniola
    Stamps
  11. 10. Fire over Yunnanfu Road
    3 Aces
  12. 11. Destination Berlin
    Americommando
  13. 12. The Old Fireball
  14. 13. ["-Out here all day, and not a single catch!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  15. 14. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  16. 15. Idol of Doom
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. ["Migosh! 1,000,000 round trip tickets..."]
    Tickets, Please
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  20. 19. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  21. 20. Recipe for Robbery
    Zatara
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  24. 23. Energy That's Ready for Action!
    Baby Ruth
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