(March 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-01-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
printing presses; stereotyping of the Japanese; war bonds

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

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

Juneau the Sleigh Dog by West Lathrop (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
William Scruton
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Face of Adonis! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Adonis [John Trevor] (villain, intro, death); Doctor Menace (villain, intro, death)
Synopsis
An insane plastic surgeon gives an aging actor a rubber face and will not restore his looks unless he pulls some jobs involving his wealthy friends.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #4 (2005) gives the inking credit to "The Shuster Shop."

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

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

Corporal Franklin Koons (Table of Contents: 5)

Supermen of the U.S. Army / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Franklin Koons

[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
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I said - I hope you don't mind the music school moving in above you!!
Genre
humor

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 Dummy and the Dumbbell (Table of Contents: 8)

The Vigilante / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Dummy (Villain)

Energy for Victory! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Double-X for the Axis (Table of Contents: 10)

The 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.

Juarez (Table of Contents: 11)

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.

The Brigade of the Biting Rabbit (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Dr. Ito

Indexer Notes

Writer per Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

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

Headline Comics; Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.44 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Costly Lesson (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Victory (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Full-Dress Rebellion! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; John Reid; Joan Reid; Ojubis (African tribe); von Krump
Synopsis
Bill rescues a young woman from the Ojubis who have been bribed with clothing to become agents of Germany.
Keywords
elephants; German Army; opera cloaks; silk hats; stereotyping of African natives; the Congo River; Wehrmacht; World War II

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

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
Say, Casey, we've got to toss a coin...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

World's Finest Value! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

The Seven Year Itch! (Table of Contents: 20)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zatara

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

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

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

Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Juneau the Sleigh Dog by West Lathrop
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Face of Adonis!
    Superman
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. Corporal Franklin Koons
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  7. 6. ["I said - I hope you don't mind the music school moving in above you!!"]
    Laffs
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  9. 8. The Dummy and the Dumbbell
    The Vigilante
  10. 9. Energy for Victory!
    Baby Ruth
  11. 10. Double-X for the Axis
    The 3 Aces
  12. 11. Juarez
    Stamps
  13. 12. The Brigade of the Biting Rabbit
    Americommando
  14. 13. ["Yessir! These two magazines give you plenty of action..."]
    Headline Comics; Prize Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Costly Lesson
  18. 17. The Full-Dress Rebellion!
    Congo Bill
  19. 18. ["Say, Casey, we've got to toss a coin..."]
    Gags
  20. 19. World's Finest Value!
    World's Finest Comics
  21. 20. The Seven Year Itch!
    Zatara
  22. 21. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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