(July 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-05-11
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 [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
Japanese fighter planes; jungle; tanks; U.S. Army

How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

There'll Always Be a Superman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you been worried about what will...
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Captain Storme; Captain Zeb Storme; The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
In the year 2143, Captain Storme recounts for his grandchildren what it was like in 1943, when the Nazis and other criminals ran rampant and the likes of Superman put a halt to their evil, greedy plans for loot and murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records.

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

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

The Secret Voyage (Table of Contents: 4)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all the ways to hunt for treasure, Tommy...

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

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

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

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

The Crime Carnival! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Charles Paris
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little northern town of Arcturus is all dressed...
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff [Jimmy Leung]; GUEST: Mayor McGlurk; VILLAIN: Mr. Mungo

The Loyal Traitor! (Table of Contents: 8)

3 Aces / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No crime is blacker than treason to...
Genre
adventure; aviation
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.

The Blitz Barge! (Table of Contents: 9)

Americommando / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That sinister expert of assassination, Dr. Ito, son of a...
Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; GUEST: Peter Populis; VILLAINS: Dr. Ito; Dr. Atescu (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Superman; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
There must be some baseball fans up there!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Island of Peril! (Table of Contents: 13)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Dave Jenkins (introduction); Eskimos; Uglo; VILLAINS: Japanese navy
Synopsis
On a remote Arctic island, Congo Bill must battle a troop of Japanese troops seeking to fortify a stronghold close to the U.S. mainland.
Keywords
Alaska; Beaufort Sea; decoys; Japanese Imperial Navy; radios; sea mines; seaplanes; stereotyping of the Japanese; submarines; World War II

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

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Murder in the Dark (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Holmes (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Money Buyer (Table of Contents: 17)

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
He bought money, this man, and paid...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara; VILLAIN: Mark Golden
Synopsis
Through a wealthy friend, Zatara hears of a man paying outrageous sums for petty change. Upon investigation, he finds that the change is the key to unlocking a millionaire's safe.

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Arco Publishing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame!
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. There'll Always Be a Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. 4. The Secret Voyage
    Good Books Worth Reading
  6. 5. Supermen of America
  7. 6. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  8. 7. The Crime Carnival!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  9. 8. The Loyal Traitor!
    3 Aces
  10. 9. The Blitz Barge!
    Americommando
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Superman; World's Finest Comics
  12. 11. ["There must be some baseball fans up there!"]
    Laffs
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Bendix
  14. 13. Island of Peril!
    Congo Bill
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
  16. 15. Murder in the Dark
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  18. 17. The Money Buyer
    Zatara
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Arco Publishing Company
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