(June 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-04-13
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
firefighters; oil wells

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

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

The Big Eight (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Man They Wouldn't Believe! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The matter of Superman's secret identity is one of utmost importance.
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Craig Shaw (villain)
Synopsis
Lois writes an article critical of a certain playboy, but it backfires when he falls in love and proposes to her, making even Clark Kent jealous enough to reveal his secret identity to her.
Reprints

Sgt. David Woody (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Cliff Young
Inks
Cliff Young
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Sgt. David Woody

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Energy Is Ammunition! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Cat and the Fiddler! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A baleful bow scrapes sinister strings, and mocking...
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff [Jimmy Leung]; VILLAINS: The Fiddler; Fiddler's Gang--Sailor; Droop; Sport

One Arabian Night (Table of Contents: 8)

3 Aces / comic story / 4.9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cease firing!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

Indexer Notes

Story cut and pasted from longer art (probably 6 pages). Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Action That Zings! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Prize Comics; Headline Comics / advertisement / 0.1 page (report information)

The Dikes of Death! (Table of Contents: 10)

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
In Holland, where skaters once made the dikeways ring with...
Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; VILLAINS: Herr Spitzen; Van Der Clos

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Jerry Bails.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Dog's Life (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ward George (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Model Planes (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

A Blowout in Istanbul (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Emil; Mustafa Pasha
Synopsis
Bill and a Turkish espionage agent prevent a German invasion of Turkey.
Keywords
Germany; Istanbul; Nazi salute; radios; swastikas; Turkey; World War II

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Private Pete - It's up to you to bring it back...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Man who Stole Magic! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every person, at one time or another in his life, has...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara; VILLAIN: Chilly Sly
Synopsis
A small time crook learns how to harness Zatara's powers for his own criminal gain.

Indexer Notes

Story cut and pasted from longer art (probably 9 pages).

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

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

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

Wonders of Science Simplified / 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. The Big Eight
  4. 3. The Man They Wouldn't Believe!
    Superman
  5. 4. Sgt. David Woody
    Supermen of the U.S. Army
  6. 5. Supermen of America
  7. 6. Energy Is Ammunition!
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. The Cat and the Fiddler!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  9. 8. One Arabian Night
    3 Aces
  10. 9. Action That Zings!
    Prize Comics; Headline Comics
  11. 10. The Dikes of Death!
    Americommando
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  13. 12. A Dog's Life
  14. 13. Model Planes
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  15. 14. A Blowout in Istanbul
    Congo Bill
  16. 15. ["Private Pete - It's up to you to bring it back..."]
    Private Pete
  17. 16. The Man who Stole Magic!
    Zatara
  18. 17. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
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