(February 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-12-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Needles and pins, needles and pins, when the Prankster meets Superman, trouble begins!
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
Sam Citron (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Don Komisarow (signed as Joe Shuster)
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 changed to match credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[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 (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shh! There's a machine-gun unit out there giving us a lot of trouble!
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 (signed as Joe)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff; The Dummy
Synopsis
The Vigilante battles the Dummy, who is using a shrinking ray to shrink himself and his gang in order to commit crimes.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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
Ed Smalle (as Edwin Smalle)
Inks
Ed Smalle (as Edwin Smalle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
--And, brother, that's what's helping us...

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy - Was I a goat!
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.

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

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

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Howdy folks!
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 (credited as Tod Mallon)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

East Meets West! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Sulman ?
Inks
Joe Sulman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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