(November 1943)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-09-14
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
motorcycles; U.S. Army

Indexer Notes

Art confirmed by Jack Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Boy Who Came Back! (Table of Contents: 2)

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 (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Superman [classic design, angled u bottom]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jackie Barnett; John Barnett; Ferret; Roscoe Rinser; Sparks Barron (villain)
Synopsis
When the nephew of a millionaire falls into the river and is presumed lost, he offers $1 million for the safe return of the boy. However, Jackie overhears mobsters say that he really isn't the nephew in question, but the millionaire wants to adopt him anyway.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Get Going Full Speed Ahead (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Sword of Destiny! (Table of Contents: 5)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.) (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed as Joe)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Feng; Stuff
Keywords
China

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

Vitamin Vic / 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
Folks, meet Vic Wiggins...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Vic Wiggins; Pa Wiggins

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

The Talking Trees! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Wata; Drumpf
Synopsis
Bill discovers a German radio station that is jamming the signals of Allied navies near the coast of Africa.
Keywords
foot snares; German Heer; German Kriegsmarine; German Wehrmacht; public address systems; radio stations; submarines; swastikas; United States Navy; World War II

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Old Nameless (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
Hmm -- Maybe he's got something there!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Burma Remembers! (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Kumar
Keywords
Burma; World War II

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Jerry Bails.

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

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

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

Quiz Quix / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's another lil' batch o' brain-twisters...

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Mission of Danger (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall ? [as Todd Lowry] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Circus Daze! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

Friend or Foe? (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bristling with Energy (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia
  3. 2. The Boy Who Came Back!
    Superman
  4. 3. Get Going Full Speed Ahead
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  6. 5. The Sword of Destiny!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  7. 6. ["Folks, meet Vic Wiggins..."]
    Vitamin Vic
  8. 7. The Talking Trees!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  10. 9. Editorial Advisory Board
  11. 10. Old Nameless
    Good Books Worth Reading
  12. 11. ["Hmm -- Maybe he's got something there!"]
    Private Pete
  13. 12. Burma Remembers!
    Americommando
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  15. 14. ["Here's another lil' batch o' brain-twisters..."]
    Quiz Quix
  16. 15. Mission of Danger
  17. 16. Circus Daze!
    Zatara
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. Friend or Foe?
    Aeronautics Aircraft Spotters' Handbook
  20. 19. Bristling with Energy
    Baby Ruth
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