(April 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1944-02-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
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

On-sale date from copyright registration. Indexed with the help of Mike Shawaluk.


Valentine Villainy! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
graffiti

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Valentine Villainy! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Betty Roxmore; the Count; Spike; Leek; Paddy
Synopsis
Superman and Jimmy have much the same problem: what to buy their respective girlfriends for Valentine's Day.
Reprints
Keywords
Valentine's Day

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947). Blue S on cape.

The Cave's Secret (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's the bank's alarm!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

Alias Mr. Sunshine! (Table of Contents: 6)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; The Rainbow Man (introduction, villain); Shakes (introduction, villain); Dictionary (introduction, villain)

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Weird and Eerie Mystery of Ghastly Gables (Table of Contents: 8)

Super-Sleuth McFooey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Super Sleuth McFooey

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper into War Weapons! (Table of Contents: 9)

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 puts on a special show with 100 pounds of waste paper as the admission price to demonstrate to the kids how that much waste paper can be transformed into 115 cardboard boxes which can hold ten 20mm shells.
Keywords
paper salvage; waste paper

Indexer Notes

Paper drive feature, art identification by Jerry Bails.

Desert Danger! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Edwin Smalle
Inks
Edwin Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Hitchins; Lightning (cheetah); Askut; Ben Azaar; Ali Habeel
Synopsis
Bill helps his Egyptologist friend Hitchins get a ancient Egyptian anklet out of the midst of feuding clans.
Keywords
cheetahs; dogs; Egyptology; El Honda oasis; El Jabu oasis; jewelry; Nile River; sandstorms

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

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

Mission for Freedom! (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)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have friends in America...
Genre
advocacy
Keywords
War Bonds

Best in the House (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall ? [as Ted Loury] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This new uniform just set me back sixty dollars...
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy the Cop

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

The Idol on the Island! (Table of Contents: 17)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joseph Sulman ?
Inks
Joseph Sulman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Valentine Villainy!
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Look for this trade-mark whenever you buy comics!"]
  4. 3. Valentine Villainy!
    Superman
  5. 4. The Cave's Secret
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. ["That's the bank's alarm!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  7. 6. Alias Mr. Sunshine!
    Vigilante
  8. 7. ["We're gonna play Nazi torture-chamber..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. The Weird and Eerie Mystery of Ghastly Gables
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  10. 9. Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper into War Weapons!
    Superman
  11. 10. Desert Danger!
    Congo Bill
  12. 11. ["You prisoners'll just hafta wait..."]
    World's Finest Comics
  13. 12. Mission for Freedom!
    Americommando
  14. 13. ["We have friends in America..."]
  15. 14. Best in the House
  16. 15. ["This new uniform just set me back sixty dollars..."]
    Clancy the Cop
  17. 16. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. The Idol on the Island!
    Zatara
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  20. 19. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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