(January 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-11-13
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.

Superman Meets Susie! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring (Superman only); Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Susie Tompkins
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; whales

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Bob Hughes.

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Meets Susie! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
George Roussos (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Susie Tompkins (Lois Lane's niece); Lois Lane; Perry White; Hank Beaker; Tug Graff; Sparky Hahn; Beaker Beales
Synopsis
The wild stories that Susie relates to Lois and Clark pique the interest of Superman, who discovers one of her crazy stories happens to be true!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story gives the impression this is Superman's first meeting with Susie, but she actually appeared in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #59. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

You're Ready for Action! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine - I'm getting airplane instruction today!
Genre
humor; military

The Duke Goes to the Dogs! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That prize package of the underworld, Duke Daggett...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Duke Daggett (crook); Pierrepont Vanderhof; The Earl of Bullingthrow; Marshall Pettibone
Synopsis
Stuff grooms his dog to enter into a big dog show, hoping to win the $10,000 prize. Gangster Duke Daggett has the same idea. Swanky contestants hand over entrance fees to the steward, and Daggett's gang decide to rob one of them at home. Stuff overhears them and tells Greg. That evening, as the crooks are holding guns on the Vanderhofs, Vigilante and Stuff interrupt. Much to everybody's surprise (except Stuff himself) Stuff's dog walks away with the first prize. They decide to donate the $10,000 to the Allied War Chest.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

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

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

Romeo, the Robot / 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
Come down off that pole this minute...
Genre
humor

The Ancient Incas! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the snow-capped mountains of Peru...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill
Synopsis
Bill prevents lost Incan gold from making its way into German hands.
Keywords
ancient Incas; German Heer; gold; masks; Peru; the Andes; United States Navy; Wehrmacht; World War II

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Sea Snake (Table of Contents: 10)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Review of The Sea Snake by Stephen W. Meader, illustrated by Edward Shenton.

Between Dishonor and Death (Table of Contents: 11)

Americommando / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a war, a rash act can be almost as disastrous as treason!
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]
Synopsis
Americommando is at Pacific base headquarters when a message comes through from the marines holding a strategic position on an island stronghold. A convoy is en route with supplies and reinforcements, but there is no way to contact the island. Americommando flies to deliver a message, but is shot from the skies and picked up by a Japanese battleship, which he manages to blow up.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Jerry Bails via Craig Delich. Artist signature in final panel.

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

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

Bike-ology (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got hungry while I was painting it!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

Double Twist (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Trent
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes Superman's Secret Message and the Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comic Magazines.

The Pictures That Walked (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have you ever seen a portrait walking?
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Arthur Arton (art forger)
Synopsis
Zatara is helping to sell War Bonds at the City Art Museum rally. Afterwards, he notices something phony about Gainsborough's painting of The Blue Boy. Using magic, he gets the blue boy to tell that he is just a copy of the original. He then spots a pair of suspicious-looking characters with a swag sack, and has the original blue boy inside the sack tell of his pedigree. Many other paintings are also forgeries, and the characters tell Zatara the forger's name was Arton. They attack Arton in his own home, and the original paintings are restored to the museum.

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

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Meets Susie!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  3. 2. Superman Meets Susie!
    Superman
  4. 3. You're Ready for Action!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["Imagine - I'm getting airplane instruction today!"]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. The Duke Goes to the Dogs!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  7. 6. ["Be sure to get these top favorites..."]
  8. 7. ["Come down off that pole this minute..."]
    Romeo, the Robot
  9. 8. The Ancient Incas!
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. ["Gosh...Y'read Boy Commandos..."]
    Boy Commandos
  11. 10. The Sea Snake
    Good Books Worth Reading
  12. 11. Between Dishonor and Death
    Americommando
  13. 12. ["Sure -- I know we're upside down!"]
    Leading Comics
  14. 13. Bike-ology
    Bendix
  15. 14. ["I got hungry while I was painting it!"]
    Laffs
  16. 15. Double Twist
  17. 16. The Pictures That Walked
    Zatara
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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