(October 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1938-08-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. Detective Comics, Inc. is listed in the filing as the publisher.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
Keywords:
deserts; swords

[Superman and the Dam] (Table of Contents: 1)

Superman / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (not named)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark compete with one another to get the scoop on the possible collapse of the Valleyho Dam.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The last panel on page 9 is an illustrated blurb for readers to enter a contest, as explained on the inside back cover, for a chance at one of the twenty-five $1 prizes being offered.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Coyote Canyon Bill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Schwab] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Canyon Bill

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

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

The Diddle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Gustavson

Genre:
domestic
Characters:
The Diddle Family

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich (2008-8-5).

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chuck Dawson; Butch; Sheriff; Trigger Holt; Steve
Synopsis:
Chuck briefly evades Burwell's henchman but Trigger and Butch eventually overtake him.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue and continues in next.

[The Newport Silver Cup Races] (Table of Contents: 6)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan; Tommy Watkins; Billy Watkins; Jimmy Young
Synopsis:
Pep competes in a sailboat race with the Watkins brothers.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

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

Phil the Floater / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Phil

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

The Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Marco Polo; Uncle Maffeo; Nicolo Polo; Niku; Ahmed
Synopsis:
Marco rescues his uncle and father from the coils of a giant python. Their caravan reaches the town of Kerman where they enjoy the comforts of civilisation.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue and continues in next.
Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

Valley of the Past (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dan; Pete
Synopsis:
Two young men are camping in the Arizona wilderness when they encounter an ancient beast.
Keywords:
Arizona

[The Nestralian Spy] (Table of Contents: 10)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson; Bob Daley; Zakap; Rowten (villain)
Synopsis:
Tex and Bob help a mysterious woman foil a coup attempt in Nestralia.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

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

Sportettes / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

World of Stamps (Table of Contents: 12)

World of Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Information from Error Report #3533, by Barry Sandoval.

[Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 13)

Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scoop Scanlon; Gentleman Jack (villain); Sid; Rusty James; Sheriff; Amos Perkins
Synopsis:
Scoop and Rusty help police with capturing the Robin Hood of Kentucky.

The Egyptian Wizard (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong; George; Professor Dunn; Amen-Hotep (villain)
Synopsis:
While visiting Egypt, Zatara helps Archaeology Professor Dunn find his lost expedition party.
Keywords:
Egypt

Indexer Notes

Zatara's magic words are no longer just reversed English.

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

Star Light / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Superman and the Dam]
    Superman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Coyote Canyon Bill
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Diddle Family
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Chuck Dawson
  7. 6. [The Newport Silver Cup Races]
    Pep Morgan
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Phil the Floater
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  10. 9. Valley of the Past
  11. 10. [The Nestralian Spy]
    Tex Thomson
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Sportettes
  13. 12. World of Stamps
    World of Stamps
  14. 13. [Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 1]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star Reporter
  15. 14. The Egyptian Wizard
    Zatara Master Magician
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Star Light
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