Superman #25
(November-December 1943)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-08-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
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

Total page count corrected by Ed Bird. 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
Jack Burnley ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Superman Refused to Help! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos ? [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Murphy; Major Jonathan Ramsey (introduction); Hans Henkel (villain, introduction); 101% Americanism Society (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman helps to clear a World War I veteran who is accused of being the secret head of a subversive Fifth Column organization.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer confirmed by Martin O'Hearn. Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

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)

I Sustain the Wings! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Larry Thomas; Mary
Synopsis
In response to a rival newspaper article claiming that the Training Aviation Cadets program at Yale University, whose purpose is to train new officers, is much too soft and lenient, Clark offers to join as a Cadet and get first hand information for the Planet.
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Indexer Notes

Story prepared by Weisinger and Ray while in the service, so really it's a very long public service ad. The splash page at the bottom reads "Prepared in cooperation with the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, Major General Walter R. Weaver, Commanding General".

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

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
The sergeant is in the infirmary today...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

King of the Comic Books (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Geezer (a comic strip character, introduction); Henry Jones [as Carson Steele] (Geezer's creator, introduction); Mr. Frederick; Nazi spies (villains); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain, cameo); Joseph Goebbels (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
Superman takes on the persona of a fictional super hero in order to save the life of the character's creator from the Nazis, who are out to kill the man because he is making a laughing stock of the Führer!
Reprints
Keywords
Superman's Mountain Retreat

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Lane (credited)
Letters
typeset

How They Knock Out a Jap Machine Gun Nest (Table of Contents: 9)

Facts About the Service / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Lehti [as Sgt. Jack Lehti] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Lehti [as Sgt. Jack Lehti] (signed)
Inks
Jack Lehti [as Sgt. Jack Lehti] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy

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

Quiz Quik / 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 is another dash of walnuts for you...

Indexer Notes

Riddles. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Hi-Jack -- Jackal of Crime! (Table of Contents: 11)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Jack Height; Hi-Jack [Jack Jackson, not the COMANCHE MOON artist!] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Upset by the arrest of the Puzzler and the Prankster, a new criminal appears on the scene anxious to pay off his stock losses. How? By adopting the guise of "Hi-Jack", a criminal who will hi-jack money from people, all with the help of the Man of Tomorrow!
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Indexer Notes

Page count corrected by Ed Bird. Credits changed to match Credits for Superman 28 from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

Lightning Ju-Jitsu / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. The Man Superman Refused to Help!
    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. I Sustain the Wings!
    Superman
  7. 6. ["The sergeant is in the infirmary today..."]
    Private Pete
  8. 7. King of the Comic Books
    Superman
  9. 8. Fair Exchange
  10. 9. How They Knock Out a Jap Machine Gun Nest
    Facts About the Service
  11. 10. ["Here is another dash of walnuts for you..."]
    Quiz Quik
  12. 11. Hi-Jack -- Jackal of Crime!
    Superman
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Lightning Ju-Jitsu
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mark Rudnitski (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • John Monagle
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
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