(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
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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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