Superman #26
(January-February 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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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 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 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)

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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
  • 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