Superman #24
(September-October 1943)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-06-26
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)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
American flag

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

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

Night Boat and Other Tod Moran Mysteries (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Perils of Poor Lois! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Editor Lane; Sam Wheet; Squire Squeazel (villain); Black Jack (villain)
Synopsis
After viewing a rather bad old-time melodrama, Clark gets a great idea (to him anyway): have Superman star in an old-fashioned melodrama with Lois as the heroine to be rescued.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Imaginary story--first one ever?

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Private Pete / comic story / 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
I've waited a long time for this...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

The King of Crackpot Lane!! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 12 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; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; George; Louie Dolan (introduction); Conk Kohler (villain, introduction); Vortz (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Lois and Clark are given a tour of the War Department, they are told of a place called "Crackpot Lane", a place where the most far-fetched inventions and ideas to end the war end up. However, some of a screwball inventor's inventions actually work and that interests some Fifth Columnists operating out of a sanitarium.
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Indexer Notes

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

Superman Is on the Air! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 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
Ellis is taking his afternoon nap!
Genre
humor

Words of Fire (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeffry Allen (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Life's Little Laffs / 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
And as you can see-- Sure-Foot shoes are very durable - They wear like iron!
Genre
humor

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

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

Are You Pre-Flight Material? (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Surprise for Superman! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Bernice Brainard (introduction, Lois Lane's Aunt); Lionel Brainard (introduction, Bernice's husband); Tex O'Tagg (villain); The Cobra King (villain, introduction); Lefty (villain); Bosco (villain)
Synopsis
After Lois and Clark have a pretty serious spat, Superman is asked for his advice on how to settle the argument, and gives it to Lois. Lois feels the best place to make amends is at the surpise birthday party for Clark that evening, but she wants Superman to attend. The only thing Clark can think of is to hire a double to play the role of Superman at the party, not knowing the man is actually a criminal!
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Indexer Notes

The Daily Planet Building with the globe atop it (but without the ring) appears in this story.

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / 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
Golly - Here come Charlie...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

Suicide Voyage! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Colonel Randall (introduction); Radio Joe; Oberleutnant Kapff (villain); the Nazis (villains); the Japanese (villain)
Synopsis
Shot down by enemy gunfire and severely wounded, Colonel Randall and his men take on a group of Nazis and Japanese in the Arctic, where the enemy hopes to establish their own aerial route.
Reprints

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

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

Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 17) (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. Night Boat and Other Tod Moran Mysteries
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Perils of Poor Lois!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Big Eight!
  6. 5. ["I've waited a long time for this..."]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. The King of Crackpot Lane!!
    Superman
  8. 7. Superman Is on the Air!
    The Adventures of Superman
  9. 8. ["Ellis is taking his afternoon nap!"]
    Gags
  10. 9. Words of Fire
  11. 10. ["And as you can see-- Sure-Foot shoes are very durable - They wear like iron!"]
    Life's Little Laffs
  12. 11. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  13. 12. Are You Pre-Flight Material?
    Wheaties
  14. 13. Surprise for Superman!
    Superman
  15. 14. ["Golly - Here come Charlie..."]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  16. 15. Suicide Voyage!
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Publishers Art Service
  18. 17. Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
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