Superman #23
(July-August 1943)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-04-27
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.


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

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

America's Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed); John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Colonel McNab; Lieutenant-General Bullitt; Brigadier General Armor; Brigadier General Starrett
Synopsis
When Superman arrives at Camp Towne to make an appearance, he volunteers to participate in the war games that will take place, and is made an honorary Corporal. But after watching America's fighting men in action, and his side losing, he decides that he is not needed to fight this war, and that our boys can handle the job alone.
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Indexer Notes

Sikela inks credit added by Craig Delich.

Energy Is Ammunition! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Claw for a Clue (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Raines (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Habitual Homicide (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Janice Crandall; Scott Manning; Dean Broderick (dies); Alex Morrow; Thaddeus Winton (dies); Glenn Calhoun; Myra Hanley; Professor Raymond Lock (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Professor Lock makes a move on one of the college girls and is rebuffed, he swears revenge by killing the college dean and blaming her fiance. But the plot backfires and Lock is arrested for the crime. When he escapes prison and swears revenge on every witness against him, Superman steps in.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Hank the Yank / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hank Higgins! You're so dumb I sometimes think you're workin' for Hitler!!
Genre
humor; advocacy
Characters
Hank the Yank

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Courage and the Glory (Table of Contents: 10)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.42 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Fashions in Crime! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 11.33 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; Pierre; The Dude [Joseph Martinson] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After Lois buys an expensive dress, especially made for her by Pierre, she discovers another example of the dress in a shop in town. Superman investigates and discovers that a man called the Dude is behind the bootlegging of many fashion designs.
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Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Pete Riss but see Martin O'Hearn's analysis of Riss' work: http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/search/label/Riss%20art

The Big Eight (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

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
Gosh! What a desolate spot this is...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

Danger on the Diamond! (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Sgt. Casey; Tom Marin (introduction); Penton; Sammy Brink (villain, introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
When a star baseball player suddenly loses his ability to pitch, Superman steps in to save his life, discovering that crooks are behind this sudden loss of ability by feeding the young man certain drugs that affect his performance.
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Indexer Notes

Page 2 is really two pages shrunk together to make up for the new shorter book length.

Take Your Pick! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lightning Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 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. [no title indexed]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
  3. 2. America's Secret Weapon!
    Superman
  4. 3. Energy Is Ammunition!
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. A Claw for a Clue
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. Habitual Homicide
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Hank Higgins! You're so dumb I sometimes think you're workin' for Hitler!!"]
    Hank the Yank
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. The Courage and the Glory
    Good Books Worth Reading
  12. 11. Supermen of America
  13. 12. Fashions in Crime!
    Superman
  14. 13. The Big Eight
  15. 14. ["Gosh! What a desolate spot this is..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  16. 15. Danger on the Diamond!
    Superman
  17. 16. Take Your Pick!
    Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Lightning Ju-Jitsu
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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