(October 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-08-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Million-Dollar Marathon (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
cash registers

Indexer Notes

Art confirmed by Jack Burnley.

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

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

Thomas Jefferson (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Million-Dollar Marathon! (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
Since we don't know anybody who wouldn't...
Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Truman Treadwell (death); Roger; Lawton; Brandon (villain); Tug Moxton (villain)
Synopsis
A dying multi-millionaire challenges his nephew Roger to spend $1 million in one day, and if he can, $2 million of the estate will go to a children's hospital. Otherwise, the money will no to the other no-good nephew, Brandon.
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).

Power Start (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Bard of Banditry! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lock the barn door before Pegasus, winged steed...
Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff [Jimmy Leung]; VILLAINS: Shakes, Two-Gun Phidias (introduction), Muscles Rembrandt (introduction)

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

Jitters Jeep / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr (signed as O. Shux)
Pencils
Jack Farr (signed as O. Shux)
Inks
Jack Farr (signed as O. Shux)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Foreigners! Nothing but foreigners...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Storm over the Bering! (Table of Contents: 8)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the fog-shrouded Bering Sea, eternal vigilance is...
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; VILLAINS: pirates
Synopsis
Bill investigates and captures a piracy ring in the Bering Sea.
Keywords
Alaska; Attu Island; Bering Sea; commercial fishing; Coston flares; piracy; sailboats; seaplanes; United States Coast Guard; World War II

Like Action? Here's Plenty of It! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They tell me he's a second Looie!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Schickelgruber's Nightmare! (Table of Contents: 11)

Americommando / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Truth, crushed to Earth by Axis tyranny, rises again...
Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; GUEST: Professor Hrja (death); VILLAIN: Adolf Hitler,

Indexer Notes

Writer credit per Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Fifth Columnist (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Denny Winters (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The summer sun beat down on the trees.
Genre
adventure
Characters
James Oglethorpe

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

Hank the Yank / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Houlihan
Pencils
Ray Houlihan
Inks
Ray Houlihan
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Houlihan

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kepp 'em flyin', folks!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hank

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Energy for Emergencies! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Riddle of the Tired Thespians! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Sulman
Inks
Joe Sulman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The big event in the lives of summer residents at...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara

Indexer Notes

Page count corrected by Mario Mastrangelo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Knickerbocker Pub. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Million-Dollar Marathon
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Thomas Jefferson
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Million-Dollar Marathon!
    Superman
  5. 4. Power Start
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  7. 6. The Bard of Banditry!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  8. 7. ["Foreigners! Nothing but foreigners..."]
    Jitters Jeep
  9. 8. Storm over the Bering!
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. Like Action? Here's Plenty of It!
    Headline Comics; Prize Comics
  11. 10. ["They tell me he's a second Looie!"]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. Schickelgruber's Nightmare!
    Americommando
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  14. 13. Fifth Columnist
  15. 14. ["Kepp 'em flyin', folks!"]
    Hank the Yank
  16. 15. Energy for Emergencies!
    Baby Ruth
  17. 16. The Riddle of the Tired Thespians!
    Zatara
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Knickerbocker Pub. Co.
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