(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]
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

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 E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

All credits by Craig Delich.

["Just as Steve is about to tell Chuck..."] (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:
?

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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan

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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pete

["Marco Polo with the rest of his party..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sven Elven

Genre:
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 ? [as Paul Dean] (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tex Thomson

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

["Oh - Eh - Chief, never mind the wagon..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Chuckles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Gustavson

Genre:
humor

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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

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:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Scoop Scanlon; Gentleman Jack (villain)

The Emerald of Cheops (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong

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:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Barry Sandoval.

["Here are the winners of the Cartoon Contest..."] (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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