(February 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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.


Crime's Comedy King (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane; Prankster (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
jack-in-the-boxes

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.

Crime's Comedy King! (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; The Prankster (villain)
Synopsis
The Prankster creates an organization called the Appreciation Society as a front for robberies, even claiming that he knows the secret to Superman's invulnerability.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sikela's name on a sign on page 8.

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

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

Sgt. Meyer Levin (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
Sgt. Meyer Levin

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No Fishing
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Feud of the Rimfire Ridge! (Table of Contents: 8)

Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks
Charles Paris [as Charley] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charles Paris ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh - What a mob...
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

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

Victory Picture Frames / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Veiled Desert Bandits! (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; aviation
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Baseball is a fine game...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Boy! What a Cast! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

New! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Headline Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Mightier Than the Sword (Table of Contents: 16)

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]

Indexer Notes

Writer per Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

The Condor (Table of Contents: 17)

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.

Naval Engagement (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Tarr (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Galloping Ghosts (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly ?
Inks
John Daly ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Pedro; Fernando; Burton
Synopsis
Bill foils the construction of a secret German airbase in Argentina.
Keywords
airplanes; Argentina; bolas; cattle; disguise; German Luftwaffe; ghosts; horses; Wehrmacht; World War II

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got a bad toothache...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Brand New! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Treasure Trove (Table of Contents: 22)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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

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

High in Energy (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Crime's Comedy King
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Crime's Comedy King!
    Superman
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. Sgt. Meyer Levin
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. ["No Fishing"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  8. 7. ["No, Arthur..."]
    Superman
  9. 8. The Feud of the Rimfire Ridge!
    Vigilante
  10. 9. ["Gosh - What a mob..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Victory Picture Frames
  13. 12. Veiled Desert Bandits!
    3 Aces
  14. 13. ["Baseball is a fine game..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  15. 14. Boy! What a Cast!
    World's Finest Comics
  16. 15. New!
    Headline Comics
  17. 16. Mightier Than the Sword
    Americommando
  18. 17. The Condor
    Stamps
  19. 18. Naval Engagement
  20. 19. The Galloping Ghosts
    Congo Bill
  21. 20. ["I've got a bad toothache..."]
    Gags
  22. 21. Brand New!
    Comic Cavalcade
  23. 22. Treasure Trove
    Zatara
  24. 23. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  26. 25. High in Energy
    Baby Ruth
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