(December 1942)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-10-13
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
aircraft; bombers; engines; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

A Goof Named Tiny Rufe (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tiny Rufe (introduction); Maisie Day (introduction); Al Hatt (introduction); Whitney Ellsworth (cameo); Murray Boltinoff (cameo); Mort Weisinger (cameo)
Synopsis
In this parody of the famed Li'l Abner comic strip by Al Capp, cartoonist Al Hatt gets his inspiration from real hillbillies and he doesn't want them to get married.
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 4)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Maj. Frank D. Sharp (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
Maj. Frank D. Sharp

I Ask You! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

How Can They Do It?? (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Bullets for Breakfast! (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]

Energy to Overcome Obstacles! (Table of Contents: 9)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Clever Chinese (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Evans (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Aces of Fire (Table of Contents: 12)

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.

Escape from the Scaffold! (Table of Contents: 13)

Americommando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Writer per Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

Darwin's Theory (Table of Contents: 14)

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.

A Modern Robinson Crusoe! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Matt Dunahm; Six-fingers; Mushy
Synopsis
Bill captures a gang of murderers who've taken up residence on an almost-deserted island.
Keywords
ants; elephants; golf; leopards; polydactyly; radios; rowboats; water wheels

Loaded with Dynamite! (Table of Contents: 16)

Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

A few small ads.

Big Prizes and Cash Profits! (Table of Contents: 18)

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Crimes by Coincidence (Table of Contents: 19)

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: 20)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. A Goof Named Tiny Rufe
    Superman
  4. 3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. Maj. Frank D. Sharp
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. I Ask You!
    Superman
  8. 7. How Can They Do It??
    World's Finest Comics
  9. 8. Bullets for Breakfast!
    Vigilante
  10. 9. Energy to Overcome Obstacles!
    Baby Ruth
  11. 10. The Clever Chinese
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics
  13. 12. Aces of Fire
    3 Aces
  14. 13. Escape from the Scaffold!
    Americommando
  15. 14. Darwin's Theory
    Stamps
  16. 15. A Modern Robinson Crusoe!
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. Loaded with Dynamite!
    Adventure Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. Big Prizes and Cash Profits!
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  20. 19. Crimes by Coincidence
    Zatara
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
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