(March 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-01-15
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
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
safes

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

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

Submarine Sailor (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Superman Takes a Holiday! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils
Pete Riss (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Thinker
Synopsis
A new villain, the Thinker, continues to outwit the Man of Tomorrow...until Superman decides to leave for a vacation and allows Clark Kent to take over for him!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pete…,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss. Writer and pencil credits confirmed from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Energy on the Alert! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fight Paper Waste -- and Hang One on the Paper-Hanger of Berlin! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman encourages kids to help save waste paper to help the war effort.
Keywords
paper drive; waste paper

A Challenge from the Pyramids! (Table of Contents: 6)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.) (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (as Mort Morton Jr.) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff; John Elder; Lee Chin; Dr. Sanderson

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A little high velocity yarn...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Vitamin Vic

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Forest Primeval! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Lulan; Moro; Nogli; Rabu
Synopsis
Bill becomes chief of a primitive tribe when he kills a surviving pre-historic pigs.
Keywords
Cape buffalo; dynohids; giant monkeys; snakes; stegosaurids; tiger traps

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

Superman; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Words Are Weapons! (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)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

owners: H Donenfeld; P. H. Sampliner

The Fugitive (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eben Azuni (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Help Me Smash This Menace! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Keywords
Infantile Paralysis; March of Dimes

Clouds of Crime! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zatara

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Submarine Sailor
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Superman Takes a Holiday!
    Superman
  5. 4. Energy on the Alert!
    Baby Ruth
  6. 5. Fight Paper Waste -- and Hang One on the Paper-Hanger of Berlin!
    Superman
  7. 6. A Challenge from the Pyramids!
    Vigilante
  8. 7. ["Butch ain't got de nerve to hit this new kid..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. ["A little high velocity yarn..."]
    Vitamin Vic
  10. 9. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  11. 10. The Forest Primeval!
    Congo Bill
  12. 11. ["Wow! Here's the best magazine in the world!"]
    Superman; World's Finest Comics
  13. 12. Words Are Weapons!
    Americommando
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. The Fugitive
  16. 15. Help Me Smash This Menace!
    Superman
  17. 16. Clouds of Crime!
    Zatara
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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