(August 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-06-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. 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; stereotyping of the Japanese

Indexer Notes

Art confirmed by Burnley.

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

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

Lions on the Hunt (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

When Stars Collide! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dr. Jaspar Meekins; Professor Praline (villain); Praline's gang (villains); Spike Yaeger (villain); Yaeger's gang (villains)
Synopsis
When Clark Kent observes the collision of two suns in outer space, the resulting electrical showers cause him to lose his memory. Then a wily criminal convinces the Man of Steel he is actually a criminal named Muscles Moony, and puts him to work battling a rival gang...all in the guise of Superman!
Reprints

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

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

Dummy, Dummy & Dummy, Inc. (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's an old saying that trouble comes in threes...
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff [Jimmy Leung]; The Dummy (villain)

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Woozy World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wouldn't this be a woozy world...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Leatherneck Luck! (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
The U.S. Marines, at whose name the treacherous, back-stabbing Japs quail...
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.

A Right in der Fuehrer's Face! (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Bloated with loot, Hitler gigantically menaces the whole world's welfare!
Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; Peter Populis; Adolf Hitler (villain); Heinrich Himmler (villain); Max Schmeling (villain); Hans Kranz (villain)
Synopsis
Americommando challenges Hitler to a boxing match, but instead must fight one of the strongest men in the Reich, Hans Kranz.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Jerry Bails.

This story takes place before the Americommando story in Action Comics #62, since Tex Thomson meets Peter Populis for the first time in this issue, while in #62 they have already met.

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

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

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This being a guard isn't bad...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Curse of Cotelleria! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Forgotten for these many years is the island...
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Bill discovers an Axis plan to invade Malta via a tunnel from another Mediterranean island.
Keywords
Cotelleria (Mediterranean island); Germany; Italy; Malta; medieval Knights of Malta; tunneling; World War II

Crazy Scheme (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Will Ledge (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It felt cool there in the shade of the...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Zeke; Paul

The Pirate of Pleasure! (Table of Contents: 13)

Zatara / comic story / 8 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
From storm-tossed seas drifts lilting music, as...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Pirate of Pleasure (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

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

Lightning Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Publishers Art Service / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / 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. Lions on the Hunt
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. When Stars Collide!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  7. 6. Dummy, Dummy & Dummy, Inc.
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  8. 7. ["Wouldn't this be a woozy world..."]
    Woozy World
  9. 8. Leatherneck Luck!
    3 Aces
  10. 9. A Right in der Fuehrer's Face!
    Americommando
  11. 10. ["This being a guard isn't bad..."]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. The Curse of Cotelleria!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. Crazy Scheme
  14. 13. The Pirate of Pleasure!
    Zatara
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lightning Ju-Jitsu
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Publishers Art Service
  17. 16. Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
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