(August 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1938-06-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. 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, 544, 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

Big Shots of the Comic Field! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics; New Adventure Comics; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Blakely Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents: 2)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[Murder at the Blue Bird Dance Palace] (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

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

Script
Gardner 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

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Opening frame shows Pep reading Action Comics.

Shifty Simpson (Table of Contents: 6)

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: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Polo's party encamps for the night...
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.

Sports at Sea (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Lawlor (credited)
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: 9)

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.

In the previous issue, Daroka was called Doroka.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After Chuck's encounter with Notch...
Genre
western-frontier
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: 11)

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: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Vin Sullivan ?
Inks
Vin Sullivan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wasn't speeding, was I, Uncle Henry?!
Genre
humor

$25 in Cash Prizes Waiting to Be Won by You! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Big Shots of the Comic Field!
    More Fun Comics; New Adventure Comics; Detective Comics
  3. 2. [The Blakely Mine Disaster]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Hey fellers!"]
  5. 4. [Murder at the Blue Bird Dance Palace]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  6. 5. Wins a Doubleheader
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. Shifty Simpson
  8. 7. ["Polo's party encamps for the night..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  9. 8. Sports at Sea
  10. 9. [The Sealed City, Part 2]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. ["After Chuck's encounter with Notch..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  12. 11. Death from the Air
    Zatara, Master Magician
  13. 12. ["I wasn't speeding, was I, Uncle Henry?!"]
    Here and There
  14. 13. $25 in Cash Prizes Waiting to Be Won by You!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Les Andersen
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Craig Delich
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