(November 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1938-09-26
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent 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

[Superman's Phony Manager] (Table of Contents: 1)

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: 2)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. 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 8-9-08.

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

Pilferin' Pete / 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

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

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 8-5-08.

Singapore Singeing (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox ? [as Paul Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Double Trouble [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

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 8-5-08.

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

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.

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

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

[Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12)

Zatara 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 6/05. Formerly said Gardner Fox.

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

Mister Fumble / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Information from Error Report #3534, by Barry Sandoval.

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

text article / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
List of the Cartoon Contest winners from the August issue, Action #3.

Indexer Notes

Information from Error Report #3534, by Barry Sandoval.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Superman's Phony Manager]
    Superman
  3. 2. Muscle-Training
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Chuck Dawson
  5. 4. [Hunting Trip]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Pilferin' Pete
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. Singapore Singeing
  9. 8. Double Trouble [Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Chuckles
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Odds 'n Ends
  12. 11. [Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber, Part 2]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star Reporter
  13. 12. The Emerald of Cheops
    Zatara Master Magician
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Mister Fumble
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
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