(November 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1938-09-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (as Vincent A. Sullivan) (editor)

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 O'Mealia (signed as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Inks
Leo O'Mealia (signed as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Colors
?

Genre
jungle
Reprints
Keywords
cameras; gorillas; jungles

Wing Brady (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wing Brady; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Superman's Phony Manager] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (as Jerome Siegel) (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen (introduction, as an office boy); Nick Williams (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed)
Synopsis
Clark Kent is introduced to a fighter manager who claims to be Superman's personal manager. But when Lois discovers the existence of a phony Superman, who is tied to that manager, the real Superman must act quickly to save Lois' life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel on page 13 is an illustrated blurb asking readers to follow Superman's adventures in forthcoming issues of Action Comics. Artist unknown, but not Shuster or Lauretta.

Muscle-Training (Table of Contents: 3)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils
Joe Shuster ?
Inks
Joe Shuster ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All credits by Craig Delich.

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

"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
Just as Steve is about to tell Chuck...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck Dawson

[Hunting Trip] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pep speeds westward in a streamlined train for his annual hunting trip through the...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Joe Hunt; Donald Rand; Coyote Pete; Mr. Rand
Synopsis
Pep travels to the Rocky Mountains for his annual hunting trip.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Pilferin' Pete (Table of Contents: 6)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you're back!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pete

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marco Polo with the rest of his party...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Singapore Singeing (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ? (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The heat rested over Singapore like a damp, heavy blanket.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ted Dawson; Captain Brett

Double Trouble [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (credited, signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Still in Europe, we find Tex Thompson...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Tex Thomson; Captain Diablo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Bailey signs on the final page.

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

Chuckles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh - Eh - Chief, never mind the wagon...
Genre
humor
Characters
Four unrelated gag panels, plus a four panel strip.

Indexer Notes

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

[Henry Armstrong, Jack Torrance] (Table of Contents: 11)

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 0.83 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Statistics on the Ross-Armstrong fight show that Henry landed an average of 80 punches a round!
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Henry Armstrong; Jack Torrance; Jack Coolidge

Electric Car Loading (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (credited as Will Ely)
Inks
Bill Ely (credited as Will Ely)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There have been a series of daring bank robberies...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Scoop Scanlon; Gentleman Jack (villain); Rusty; Amos
Keywords
Kentucky

The Emerald of Cheops (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara, the Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Zatara and Tong have been vacationing in Egypt and adventuring on the isle of Philae, an ocean steamer has...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Tong; Tigress; Achmed; Abdul
Keywords
Akka; Cairo; pyramids

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Craig Delich. We formerly credited Gardner Fox.

Mister Fumble (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halp
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Barry Sandoval.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Wing Brady
    Wing Brady; More Fun Comics
  3. 2. [Superman's Phony Manager]
    Superman
  4. 3. Muscle-Training
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  5. 4. ["Just as Steve is about to tell Chuck..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  6. 5. [Hunting Trip]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. Pilferin' Pete
  8. 7. ["Marco Polo with the rest of his party..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  9. 8. Singapore Singeing
  10. 9. Double Trouble [Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. ["Oh - Eh - Chief, never mind the wagon..."]
    Chuckles
  12. 11. [Henry Armstrong, Jack Torrance]
    Odds 'n Ends
  13. 12. Electric Car Loading
    Lionel Trains
  14. 13. [Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 2]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  15. 14. The Emerald of Cheops
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  16. 15. Mister Fumble
  17. 16. ["Here are the winners of the Cartoon Contest..."]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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