(February 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney 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

["Needles and pins, needles and pins, when the Prankster meets Superman, trouble begins!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; the Prankster
Reprints:

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Books for Your Christmas List / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Lost-and-Found Mystery! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; G. Clamm; J. Roger; The Prankster
Synopsis:
Clark and Lois are mystified by ads in the Daily Planet offering huge sums of money for the recovery of lost items. But Superman gets involved when Lois disappears, thanks to the Prankster!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Blue "S" on cape. Credits by Bob Hughes. We previously credited the art to Sam Citron.

Here's Get Up and Go (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Shh! There's a machine-gun unit out there giving us a lot of trouble!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Pvt. Pete

The Little Men Who Were There! (Table of Contents: 6)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert [as Joe] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; western-frontier
Characters:
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]
Reprints:

["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[The Rain Maker] (Table of Contents: 8)

Vitamin Vic / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Vitamin Vic

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Kangaroo Capers! (Table of Contents: 9)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edwin Smalle
Inks:
Edwin Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Nellie (kangaroo); Muggles
Synopsis:
Bill battles Australian sheep rustlers.
Keywords:
Australia; horses; kangaroos; Limey Lou; sheep

["--And, brother, that's what's helping us..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

["Boy - Was I a goat!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy the Cop

Traitor's Bait! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Writer credit by Jerry Bails.

["Sure -- I know we're upside down!"] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["Howdy folks!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Handy Andy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

Writer & letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

Revenge, Rationed (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Tod Mallon] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

East Meets West! (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) (Expand) /

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Needles and pins, needles and pins, when the Prankster meets Superman, trouble begins!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Books for Your Christmas List
  4. 3. The Lost-and-Found Mystery!
    Superman
  5. 4. Here's Get Up and Go
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Shh! There's a machine-gun unit out there giving us a lot of trouble!"]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. The Little Men Who Were There!
    Vigilante
  8. 7. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  9. 8. [The Rain Maker]
    Vitamin Vic
  10. 9. Kangaroo Capers!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. ["--And, brother, that's what's helping us..."]
  12. 11. ["Boy - Was I a goat!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  13. 12. Traitor's Bait!
    Americommando
  14. 13. ["Sure -- I know we're upside down!"]
    Leading Comics
  15. 14. ["Howdy folks!"]
    Handy Andy
  16. 15. Revenge, Rationed
  17. 16. East Meets West!
    Zatara
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia
  20. 19. Captain Tootsie and the Secret Weapon!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
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