(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 [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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

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
?
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)

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Superman Meets Susie! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as 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]; 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)

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?; George Lichty (cartoon, signed)
Inks
?; George Lichty (cartoon, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[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

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

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

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.]
Inks
Joe Kubert [as Joe]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff; Duke Daggett

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Bob Hughes.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be sure to get these top favorites...

Indexer Notes

House ad featuring cover repros from Batman (DC, 1940 series) #20, Leading Comics (DC, 1941 series) #8, All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #18, Boy Commandos (DC, 1942 series) #5, Green Lantern (DC, 1941 series) #9, Mutt & Jeff (DC, 1939 series) #11, Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #7, and All-Flash (DC, 1941 series) #12.

[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
Edwin Smalle
Inks
Edwin Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh...Y'read Boy Commandos...

Indexer Notes

House ad for Boy Commandos (DC, 1942 series) #5, with a partial cover repro.

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 (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure -- I know we're upside down!

Indexer Notes

House ad for Leading Comics (DC, 1941 series) #9, with partial cover repro.

Bike-ology (Table of Contents: 13)

Bendix / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Joseph Sulman ?
Inks
Joseph Sulman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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
  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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