(May 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-03-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

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
machine guns; US Army

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

Knickerbocker Pub. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lois Lane -- Superwoman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But you can't save me!
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dr. Skowl (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
After Lois is hit by a truck, she dreams a transfusion of Superman's blood gives her super powers, and she even gets Superman to accept her proposal of marriage, not realizing that it is only a dream!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Pat Lang, Craig Delich, and Bob Hughes. Keith Chandler points out that Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #4 (2005) credits Sikela. "I don't agree, but I don't see any Roussos in this either. Compare his thick inks on Batman around this date, and his layout style on, say, Air Wave. The layouts here are almost too good to be Roussos. Page 9, panel 2 is superb, and unlike anything I've ever seen by him in either Golden or Silver Ages."

Possibly first mention of Superman being able to fly.

PFC. Orin Sutton (Table of Contents: 3)

Supermen of the U.S. Army / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Orin Sutton

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Larry and the Undersea Raider (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adventure, thrills, and a mystery lay...
Characters
Larry Wilson; Li

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This hunting big game is a great sport...
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Hold Your Hats! The Prankster Is Back! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

A Peach of a Pair... (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Prize Comics; Headline Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rainbow over Crimeville (Table of Contents: 10)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great oaks from little acorns grow...
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Rainbow Man (villain); Mr. Barnum; Stuff

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help" "That yell for help came from over the ridge!
Genre
humor
Characters
Silly Willy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Lieutenant from Corregidor! (Table of Contents: 13)

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]; Betty Allardyce

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Norway Lives On (Table of Contents: 14)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias (credited as Sidney M. Elias)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just like the Polish Government in Exile in London, the...
Characters
King Haakon VII

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

Rations for Victory (Table of Contents: 15)

Americommando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everywhere the Nazi legions march, misery follows in their wake!
Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll show him - The wise guy...
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Junior Sales Club / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

New Leader (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There had always been peace in Bali.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sunga; Ka-nin

Jungle Justice! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poison!
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Orduna; Akut; Otto Sturm
Synopsis
Bill pursues a German agent in South America.
Keywords
jaguars; South America; World War II

A Real Winner from the Start! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

World's Finest Value! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Styles in Crime (Table of Contents: 22)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Sulman (as Joseph Sulman) (signed)
Inks
Joe Sulman (as Joseph Sulman) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shabby gangsters suddenly become immaculate dressers, for a...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara

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

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

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

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

Fighting Energy (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  3. 2. Lois Lane -- Superwoman!
    Superman
  4. 3. PFC. Orin Sutton
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Larry and the Undersea Raider
    Good Books Worth Reading
  8. 7. ["This hunting big game is a great sport..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  9. 8. Hold Your Hats! The Prankster Is Back!
    Superman
  10. 9. A Peach of a Pair...
    Prize Comics; Headline Comics
  11. 10. Rainbow over Crimeville
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  12. 11. ["Help" "That yell for help came from over the ridge!"]
    Silly Willy
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  14. 13. The Lieutenant from Corregidor!
    3 Aces
  15. 14. Norway Lives On
    Stamps
  16. 15. Rations for Victory
    Americommando
  17. 16. ["I'll show him - The wise guy..."]
    Shorty
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club
  19. 18. New Leader
  20. 19. Jungle Justice!
    Congo Bill
  21. 20. A Real Winner from the Start!
    Boy Commandos
  22. 21. World's Finest Value!
    World's Finest Comics
  23. 22. Styles in Crime
    Zatara
  24. 23. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia
  26. 25. Fighting Energy
    Baby Ruth
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