(October 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1938-08-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. 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

He's Back with Us Again!! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Barry O'Neill; New Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Superman and the Dam] (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm lost--! Lemme out - I'm lost!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Canyon Bill

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Paris Police Dept. keeps a squad of rat-catching cats...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, oh boy!
Genre
domestic
Characters
The Diddle Family

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich. Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chuck has taken to the hills...
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: 7)

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

Script
Gardner 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.

Phil the Floater (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Polo's have watched a deadly fight...
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 civilization.

Indexer Notes

Story continues from previous issue and continues in next. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Valley of the Past (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Martin (credited)
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: 11)

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.

[Pedro Montanez] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sportettes / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

France and Her Colonies (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Barry Sandoval via an Error Report.

Page includes two small ads for stamps dealers.

[Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 15)

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: 16)

Zatara, the 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.

[Frederic March, Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Al Jolson, Henry Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Fred Steele, Ruppert] (Table of Contents: 17)

Star-Light / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

We're Giving Away $25 in Cash Prizes! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. He's Back with Us Again!!
    Barry O'Neill; New Adventure Comics
  3. 2. [Superman and the Dam]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["I'm lost--! Lemme out - I'm lost!"]
    Coyote Canyon Bill
  5. 4. ["The Paris Police Dept. keeps a squad of rat-catching cats..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  6. 5. ["Boy, oh boy!"]
    The Diddle Family
  7. 6. ["Chuck has taken to the hills..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  8. 7. [The Newport Silver Cup Races]
    Pep Morgan
  9. 8. Phil the Floater
  10. 9. ["The Polo's have watched a deadly fight..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  11. 10. Valley of the Past
  12. 11. [The Nestralian Spy]
    Tex Thomson
  13. 12. [Pedro Montanez]
    Sportettes
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  15. 14. France and Her Colonies
    World of Stamps
  16. 15. [Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 1]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  17. 16. The Egyptian Wizard
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  18. 17. [Frederic March, Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Al Jolson, Henry Armstrong, Bing Crosby, Fred Steele, Ruppert]
    Star-Light
  19. 18. We're Giving Away $25 in Cash Prizes!
    Action Comics
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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