(November-December 1942)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1942-09-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Superman, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited); 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
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from blurb at the end of the Superman story in Action Comics #53 and also from an ad in the same issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:

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:
Josette Frank
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Case of the Funny Paper Crimes (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Funnyface (introduction, villain); Torgo (villain); Machine-Gun Mike (villain); Black Raider (villain); Goola (villain); Viper (villain); Detective Craig (introduction); Prince Peril (introduction); Solitary Rider (introduction); Streak Duga (introduction); Happy Daze (introduction)
Synopsis:
Superman must battle a new villain who has invented a machine that can materialize two-dimensional figures out of the comics to rob for him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Funny Face is a dead ringer for Jerry Siegel.

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

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

Putney Gets Into a Jam-- (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

Superman Is on the Air! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How Do They Think 'Em Up?! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[Superman's Amazing Adventure] (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Skeet Monahan (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark are marked for death by a gang of protection racketeers for writing stinging newspaper articles asking the Police to put a stop to it and by identifying the leader of the gang.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Most of the story is a dream. Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape. The title for this story comes from the Archives reprint.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

When In Doubt-- (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Canine and the Crooks] (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Z [Oscar Lanchester] (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
When Clark and later Superman investigate as to why a Mr. Z is out to kill a dog, they discover that the man's aunt had left a fortune to that dog, and only when the animal died would the man get the inheritance!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman has a red "S" on his cape, except when it's yellow. The story title is taken from the Archives reprint.

["I gave Buddy a push like I do sometimes..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Buddy / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

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

Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.22 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Ho hum- Another day-"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Just-Like Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Asch
Inks:
Stan Asch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Grandstand Coach (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eddie Duane (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

["I better get at my job!"] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Coming at You on the Screen! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman, Matinee Idol (Table of Contents: 21)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (pencil layouts, signed); Ed Dobrotka (finished pencils)
Inks:
John Sikela
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; animated Superman; animated Lois Lane; animated Mad Scientist (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois decide to go to the movies, but when Clark discovers that it's the the latest Fleischer Superman cartoon, he has to think fast to keep Lois from discovering that he is Superman.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Archives do not credit Shuster's pencil layouts.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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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. Case of the Funny Paper Crimes
    Superman
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. Putney Gets Into a Jam--
  7. 6. Superman Is on the Air!
    The Adventures of Superman
  8. 7. How Do They Think 'Em Up?!
    Leading Comics
  9. 8. [Superman's Amazing Adventure]
    Superman
  10. 9. Now on Sale
  11. 10. When In Doubt--
  12. 11. [The Canine and the Crooks]
    Superman
  13. 12. ["I gave Buddy a push like I do sometimes..."]
    Buddy
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. ["Ho hum- Another day-"]
    Just-Like Junior
  17. 16. Grandstand Coach
  18. 17. ["I better get at my job!"]
    Private Pete
  19. 18. Coming at You on the Screen!
    The Adventures of Superman
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. Superman, Matinee Idol
    Superman
  23. 22. The Big Eight!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
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