(January 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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.


Design for Doom (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
missiles; pyramids; Sphinx

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

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

Children of the Sea (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.

Design for Doom! (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; Emil Loring (introduction)
Synopsis
An insane architect tries to destroy some of America's greatest historical structures so that they might not overshadow his creation of what he believes to be the world's tallest building.
Reprints

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

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

[Robert L. Golay] (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
Robert L. Golay

[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
Now stop me if you've heard this one!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

I Ask You! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Melody of Menace! (Table of Contents: 8)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]

How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons? (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Clancy the Cop / 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
Hey you - Pull over!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

War Hawks of Greenland (Table of Contents: 11)

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.

The Man the Whole World Feared (Table of Contents: 12)

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. Last appearance of Fatman.

The Traitor (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Hilton (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Game for Life (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; Bullet; Koro
Synopsis
Bill uses a criminal gang's plan to dominate the natives with baseball against them.
Keywords
baseball; guayule; seaplanes; sharks

[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
Private Pete - A whole crew of new hostesses just arrived...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Malta (Table of Contents: 19)

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.

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

Silly Willy / 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
Gosh! Someone's drowning...
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

How Can They Do It?? (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Phoney Funny Man (Table of Contents: 22)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

The Boy Commandos Are Here! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Design for Doom
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Children of the Sea
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Design for Doom!
    Superman
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. [Robert L. Golay]
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. ["Now stop me if you've heard this one!"]
    Laffs
  8. 7. I Ask You!
    Superman
  9. 8. Melody of Menace!
    Vigilante
  10. 9. How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons?
    Bendix
  11. 10. ["Hey you - Pull over!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  12. 11. War Hawks of Greenland
    3 Aces
  13. 12. The Man the Whole World Feared
    Americommando
  14. 13. The Traitor
  15. 14. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  16. 15. The Game for Life
    Congo Bill
  17. 16. ["Private Pete - A whole crew of new hostesses just arrived..."]
    Private Pete
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  20. 19. Malta
    Stamps
  21. 20. ["Gosh! Someone's drowning..."]
    Silly Willy
  22. 21. How Can They Do It??
    World's Finest Comics
  23. 22. The Case of the Phoney Funny Man
    Zatara
  24. 23. The Boy Commandos Are Here!
    Boy Commandos
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
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  • Diverse Hands
  • Brian Mowbray
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  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Carlos Tasada
  • John Douglas Miceli
  • Kyle Weber
  • Terry Watkins
  • Allen Ross
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
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