(May 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman and the Super-Movers! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lifting a bridge or a building and carrying it someplace...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Grogan; Mr. Bixley; Oberleutnant Karl Brumer; Joe Drew; Mr. Sniggle
Synopsis
Superman compares himself to construction workers and heavy crane operators as he helps the owners of "Super Movers" against a rival, who is trying to buy the owner out in order to use the business as a front for robbery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Bob Hughes.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, what do you know - I'm assigned to K.P.!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

The Guns of Killer Haines! (Table of Contents: 5)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back in the eighties the name of Jabez "Killer" Haines struck terror...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Jabez Haines (villain); Skip Homan; Anne
Synopsis
Jabez Haines keeps his grandfather's name alive as a hero, when in reality he was quite a villain. The Prairie Troubadour is performing at a fund-raising dance when Stuff overhears a deputy tell the sheriff that the bank is being robbed. In his Vigilante guise he catches Haines at the bank, but lets him go. Later, he teaches Haines humility and shows him the errors of his ways.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Perfect Double] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, - McFooey...
Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Super-Sleuth McFooey

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons! (Table of Contents: 8)

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, for 100 pounds of waste paper as an 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.

Choose Your Weapons! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Modern weapons are powerful...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; McGrath; Migli; Knight; Tegar
Synopsis
Bill makes a forced landing on a Pacific island, and together with a pair of US Army aviators, manages to drive a Japanese force off the island.
Keywords
boomerangs; coconuts; fighter planes; Japanese Imperial Air Force; Japanese Imperial Army; Pacific Theater of Operations; seaplanes; slingshots; soporific drugs; stereotyping of the Japanese; United States Army Air Corps; World War II

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Bob Hughes.

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

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

Out of Nowhere (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alan Cabot (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Cargoes of Death! (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The harbor of Tokyo is tense with excitement!
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Americommando [Tex Thomson]; Admiral Numa (villain); Captain Saki (villain)
Synopsis
Americommando is in Tokyo, disguised as a Nazi officer, where he destroys the Japanese convoy trying the run the Allied blockade,

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
Excellent statue of true friend of Japan!
Genre
advocacy
Keywords
War Bonds

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics Magazines (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Magic Knights! (Table of Contents: 17)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Sulman
Inks
Joe Sulman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you remember reading about Good King Arthur?
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Merlin [Spider Slandon]; Bob Banton
Synopsis
Merlin the Magician has apparently reappeared and established a new Camelot. Rich men are invited to pay for the privilege of sitting at the new Round Table. Zatara exposes the scam as that of Spider Slandon, who poses as Merlin.

Indexer Notes

Zatara states his powers are based on science and nothing more than hypnotism and illusion.

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Invention Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Let's Go to College / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  3. 2. Superman and the Super-Movers!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["A guide tol' me she lost 'em in a Athens boarding house..."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["Well, what do you know - I'm assigned to K.P.!"]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. The Guns of Killer Haines!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. [The Perfect Double]
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  9. 8. Be a Magician! Turn Waste Paper Into War Weapons!
    Superman
  10. 9. Choose Your Weapons!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. ["Boy! Am I lucky!"]
    Superman
  12. 11. Out of Nowhere
  13. 12. Cargoes of Death!
    Americommando
  14. 13. ["Excellent statue of true friend of Japan!"]
  15. 14. ["Look for this trademark!"]
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics Magazines
  17. 16. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. Magic Knights!
    Zatara
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Invention Company
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Let's Go to College
  21. 20. ["Tell the Mess Sergeant to look up the recipe for turtle soup."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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