(September 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-07-13
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.

The Terrible Toyman (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott]
Reprints
Keywords
pogo sticks

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

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

Mounted Messenger by Cornelia Meigs (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes "Superman's Secret Message" and enrollment coupon for Supermen of America.

The Terrible Toyman! (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Children aren't the only ones who find fascination in toys!
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; The Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott] (villain)
Synopsis
The Toyman uses toys to commit two robberies, but after Superman foils his third robbery, the Toyman snatches Lois Lane and is about to kill her with poisonous dolls, when Superman discovers his hidden lair, frees Lois, and turns The Toyman over to the police.
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis

Indexer Notes

Credits corrected to match Siegel's records for Action 66 based on credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Treasure of Dead Man's Key! (Table of Contents: 5)

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
A century after shipwrecked sea robbers perished on...
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff [Jimmy Leung]; Cinthy (introduction); Poison (villain); Chopper (villain)

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

"Jitters" Jeep / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Note: a jeep will get you anywhere
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Gift of Death (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Drake (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For a long time after his visitor had...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Hendrick Van Horn; Kapitan Koch

Are You "Pre-Flight" Material? (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Inquisitive Ostrich! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ed Smalle ?
Inks
Ed Smalle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nobody can guess what an ostrich will do...
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Van'thelder [von Helder]
Synopsis
Bill thwarts a plan by an ersatz ostrich farmer to capture a ship off the coast of South Africa.
Keywords
automobiles; Fort Bixby; Germany; hand grenades; lions; ostriches; paratroops; radios; South Africa; World War II

Peter, the Small! (Table of Contents: 10)

Americommando / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; Peter Populis; Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Jerry Bails.

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

Prize Comics; Headline Comics / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Quiet...Thugs at Work! (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Terrible Toyman
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Mounted Messenger by Cornelia Meigs
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Terrible Toyman!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  6. 5. The Treasure of Dead Man's Key!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  7. 6. ["Note: a jeep will get you anywhere"]
    "Jitters" Jeep
  8. 7. Gift of Death
  9. 8. Are You "Pre-Flight" Material?
    Wheaties
  10. 9. The Inquisitive Ostrich!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. Peter, the Small!
    Americommando
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics; Headline Comics
  13. 12. Quiet...Thugs at Work!
    Zatara
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
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