(August 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1938-06-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. Detective Comics, Inc. is listed in the filing as the publisher.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
Keywords:
sailors; swords

[The Blakely Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (not named); Stanislaw Kober; Thornton Blakely (villain)
Synopsis:
After Superman saves a group of miners from a cave-in, Clark Kent senses a story that may mean that the mine's owner, Thorton Blakely, is actually running unsafe mine operations and blaming accidents on the miners themselves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman appears in only one panel in this story. Wears blue boots. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.

["Hey Fellers!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[Murder at the Blue Bird Dance Palace] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scoop Scanlon; Rusty James; Butch
Synopsis:
Scoop investigates an apparent murder at a dance hall

Wins a Doubleheader (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan; Blackie; Davis
Synopsis:
Pep attempts to win race car prize, despite dirty tricks from his opponents.

Indexer Notes

Wtiter credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.
Opening frame shows Pep reading Action Comics.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shifty Simpson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Shifty Simpson

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Marco Polo; Nicolo Polo; Niku; Uncle Maffeo
Synopsis:
Marco saves a guide from an attacking tiger. Upon reaching the flats of Iran, they release their mountain captives. A giant desert storm descends on their caravan.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue and continues in next.

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.

Sports at Sea (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Lawlor (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ted Farrell; Captain Blake
Synopsis:
A giant storm pushes a freighter onto the rocks of the English coast. Ted summons his baseball skills to save the crew.
Keywords:
shipwreck

[The Sealed City Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson; Bob Daley; Gorrah (fake); Daroka; Scharem; Hawntem; Gorrah (real)
Synopsis:
Tex and Bob discover the real Gorrah of the Sealed City and help him overthrow the one-eyed imposter who tried to kill them all.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.
In the previous issue, Daroka was called Doroka.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chuck Dawson; Trigger Holt; Butch; Sheriff; John Burwell; Steve
Synopsis:
After Chuck escapes from Trigger and Butch, the Sheriff posts a $500 reward for his capture for murder.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue and continues in next.

Death from the Air (Table of Contents)

Zatara Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong; Tigress
Synopsis:
Zatara foils the latest scheme of the Tigress where she uses airplanes to kill weathy men and then collects on their will.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Here and There / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan ?
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [The Blakely Mine Disaster]
    Superman
  3. 2. ["Hey Fellers!"]
  4. 3. [Murder at the Blue Bird Dance Palace]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  5. 4. Wins a Doubleheader
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Shifty Simpson
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. Sports at Sea
  9. 8. [The Sealed City Part 2]
    Tex Thomson
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Chuck Dawson
  11. 10. Death from the Air
    Zatara Master Magician
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Here and There
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