Superman #26
(January-February 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-10-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, 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
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Joseph Goebbels
Reprints
Keywords
Liberty Bell

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. We previously credited Jack Burnley.

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super Stunt Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Daredevil Dolan (introduction); Billy Dolan (his son, introduction); Mr. Carter (carnival owner); Blackie Weever (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The son of a former carnival daredevil comes to town, not knowing his father had lost his nerve years before in a car stunt gone wrong. Superman agrees to help impersonate the man, so that the son will see "his dad" perform great stunts...that is, until a former carnival employee with a grudge again the daredevil decides to get even.
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).

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Comedians' Holiday! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Fung [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Chiver; Cheadle; Byrd; Busch; Minnie Mannering; J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois decry the closing of a new movie company that has given work to former vaudeville comedians, but when Clark overhears the owner mentioning to his gang that he has doctored the books and stolen $20,000 outright from the company, it's time for Superman to intervene!
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Gosh - Everyone is getting set for the big parade this afternoon!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Master! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 11 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]; Lois Lane; Andy Hoops (introduction, death); Mrs. Hoops (his mother); Myrtle Kendall; Charles Stanton [as Carl Denby] (banker); Marty O'Ghool (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A young man accidentally overhears Superman talking with a wanted felon, who has now become an upright citizen of the community, and he blackmails the Man of Steel in order to keep that information secret...with fatal results.
Reprints

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 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
I can't pay you cash...
Genre
humor

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The March (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alton Black (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Good Ol' Judge Jollopy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a heart of pure gold...
Genre
humor
Characters
Judge Jollopy

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Quicksilver Kid! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Quicksilver Kid [Mercury, God of Speed] (introduction)
Synopsis
Superman has his hands full trying to battle a group of gangsters, who are disguising themselves as Policemen and committing robberies, and the shenanigans of Mercury, the winged messenger of the pagan gods and mischievous patron of thieves, who has been awakened from a 1000 year sleep.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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


No "S" on cape. "A flying man in a crimson cape!"

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  3. 2. The Super Stunt Man!
    Superman
  4. 3. You're Ready for Action!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Comedians' Holiday!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Gosh - Everyone is getting set for the big parade this afternoon!"]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. Superman's Master!
    Superman
  9. 8. ["I can't pay you cash..."]
    Laffs
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  11. 10. The March
  12. 11. ["With a heart of pure gold..."]
    Good Ol' Judge Jollopy
  13. 12. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  14. 13. The Quicksilver Kid!
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner