(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 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)

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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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