Superman #22
(May-June 1943)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-02-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Jack Schiff (uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of March 3 in house ad in Action Comics #59.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Meet the Squiffles! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Paul Brodie; Mr. Carson; Adolf Hitler (villain); Ixnayalpay (villain, introduction); Gremlins (villains, introduction); Squiffles (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Clark investigates the mysterious crashes of military aircraft manufactured by the Elmont Aircraft Corporation, and discovers that their test pilots have reported strange elves invading their cockpits, causing them to lose control. No one believes them until Clark and Lois fall victim to the Squiffles, as they call themselves, then Superman steps in to take charge of the matter.
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Indexer Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on his cape. Previously credited to Pete Riss, but compared to Citron's art on Robotman in Star Spangled Comics #10 and #11.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 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
A fine time to tell me you forgot the lunch!
Genre
humor

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

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

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 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
Shh! This is some swell instrument...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Luck of O'Grady (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Lucky O'Grady; Carleton Shipley; Jack Morton (villain); Morris Masterson (villain)
Synopsis
Racing tout Lucky O'Grady seems to have a streak of good luck that won't end, that is, until he crosses horns with protection racketeer Morton, who is trying muscle in on a slum section of Metropolis called Roaring Kitchen.
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Energy to Battle Odds (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Shorty / cartoon / 0.5 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
All right, Mom, I promise!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Kellogg's Pep Presents Superman on the Air! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Clancy the Cop / cartoon / 1 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
Shh - I'm being shadowed!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

The Adventures of Superman (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Great ABC Panic! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Ben Graham; Mr. Murgatroyd; The Prankster (villain); P. Motgomery Smith (villain); Bugs Halloway (villain)
Synopsis
The Prankster kidnaps the real copyright registrar and replaces him with one of his confederates, then begins his "Great ABC Panic" in which he copyrights the English alphabet, blackmailing anyone wishing to use the alphabet in any way, shape or form.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 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
Why, Herbert - What's happened?
Genre
humor

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

Gee Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And G-Men have to be expert shots, too!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gee Man

Reunion with Death (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Terry (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

World's Finest Value! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

A Real Winner from the Start! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

A Modern Robin Hood! (Table of Contents: 22)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sgt. Casey; Lois Lane; Hiram Tite; Dexter; Beetle Brow Macklin (villain); Robin Hood (villain, introduction, dies)
Synopsis
Superman must deal with the "crimes" of a modern-day Robin Hood, who robs from the unjustly rich to aid the poor. But when he also decides to rob gangster Beetle Brow Macklin, he goes too far.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits from Bob Hughes. Previously credited to Pete Riss.

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / 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. Meet the Squiffles!
    Superman
  4. 3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. 4. Supermen of America
  6. 5. ["A fine time to tell me you forgot the lunch!"]
    Laffs
  7. 6. ["So you want more Superman, eh??"]
    Action Comics
  8. 7. ["Shh! This is some swell instrument..."]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. The Big Eight!
  10. 9. The Luck of O'Grady
    Superman
  11. 10. Energy to Battle Odds
    Baby Ruth
  12. 11. ["All right, Mom, I promise!"]
    Shorty
  13. 12. Kellogg's Pep Presents Superman on the Air!
    The Adventures of Superman
  14. 13. ["Shh - I'm being shadowed!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  15. 14. The Adventures of Superman
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. The Great ABC Panic!
    Superman
  17. 16. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  18. 17. ["Why, Herbert - What's happened?"]
    Gags
  19. 18. ["And G-Men have to be expert shots, too!"]
    Gee Man
  20. 19. Reunion with Death
  21. 20. World's Finest Value!
    World's Finest Comics
  22. 21. A Real Winner from the Start!
    Boy Commandos
  23. 22. A Modern Robin Hood!
    Superman
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
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