Superman #27
(March-April 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-12-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Palace of Perilous Play; Dear Diary; When Giants Meet; Robbers' Roost (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

Superman Appears Every Month in Action Comics (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Palace of Perilous Play! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Lottie Lovemore; Toyman [Winslow Schott] (villain)
Synopsis
Superman struggles with the schemes of the terrible Toyman, who is out to design coin machines that will make him rich and devices that will give him revenge on the Man of Tomorrow.
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Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Credits 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: 3) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When Giants Meet! (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Paul Bunyan (introduction, meets Superman in a fantasy tale); Babe (Bunyan's ox)
Synopsis
While up in the big north woods in search of background material for articles on the lumbering industry, Clark and Lois listen to an entertaining tale about the time Superman and Paul Bunyan actually met. But when one of the listeners refuses to believe that Superman is real, the Man of Steel puts in an appearance when the cabin everyone is in is hit by lightning.
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Indexer Notes

Proto-imaginary story. Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947)

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A guy's gotta have some company!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancey

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Robbers' Roost! (Table of Contents: 8)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Hiram Pardee (introduction); Percival Lister (villain); Arch Angler (villain, introduction); Fingers Falvey (villain); Timothy (villain); Porky (villain)
Synopsis
Superman has to help a gawky young fellow from a country farm, who arrives in Metropolis with an inherited fortune. The young man had promised his late uncle that he'd continue to take care of pigeons his uncle had raised, not knowing that a group of criminals are using those pigeons to move stolen gems from a jewelry heist.
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Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947)

Help Me Smash This Menace! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Shuster ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Keywords
Infantile Paralysis; March of Dimes

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Pete, the top sergeant is in a real nasty mood today...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Artistic Touch (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Selby (credited)
Letters
typeset

Dear Diary! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Randall Rocksell; Goldie Gates (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The notorious Goldie Gates convinces Randall Rocksell that if he will invest huge sums of money with him, that Rocksell will make a half-million a day on his investment. However, Superman discovers that Rocksell is being paid dividends with his own money and Gates is is perilously close to gaining the power of attorney over Rocksell's money and property.
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Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Superman has a blue "S" on cape. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Palace of Perilous Play; Dear Diary; When Giants Meet; Robbers' Roost
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Appears Every Month in Action Comics
  3. 2. The Palace of Perilous Play!
    Superman
  4. 3. Energy on the Alert!
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. When Giants Meet!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["A guy's gotta have some company!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["Butch ain't got de nerve to hit this new kid..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. Robbers' Roost!
    Superman
  10. 9. Help Me Smash This Menace!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Gosh, Pete, the top sergeant is in a real nasty mood today..."]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. ["Boys! Girls! Eat the super cereal you hear all about on the Superman radio program"]
    Kellogg's Pep
  13. 12. The Artistic Touch
  14. 13. Dear Diary!
    Superman
  15. 14. ["New Commando Krak-a-Jap Machine Gun"]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  17. 16. ["American Seeds for Victory Gardens"]
    American Seed Co.
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