(December 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-10-25
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.


You're Missing Somethin' (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Superman Joins the Circus] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 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]; Lois Lane; Curly; George Taylor (unnamed); Jordan; Derek Niles (villain); Trigger
Synopsis:
The Jordan Circus is having a rough go of it and the promissory notes are coming due, so Superman decides to join the circus to help it pay off those notes and get it back into the black.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wears yellow boots, "S" symbol is all yellow; synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["Chuck learns that the 4-G-Gunmen..."] (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; western-frontier
Characters:
Chuck Dawson

[The County Football Championship] (Table of Contents: 4)

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.

["He must be crazy throwin' the ball away..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sport-Data / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp
Pencils:
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

["Hey Zeke! Zeke! Someone's tearing down your house - Zeke!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Coyote Canyon Bill / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Bill

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

How to Be Funny (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Siegel-Shuster School of Humor / advertisement / 0.1 page (report information)

Buddha Money Mystery (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Reliable Sales Co. / advertisement / 0.07 page (report information)

Electric Unloading (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.16 page (report information)

["Marco Polo rescues a beautiful girl..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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.

["All right - I'll be ready at eight-thirty!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Diddle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as P. Gustavson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Gustavson

Genre:
humor; domestic
Characters:
The Diddle Family

Indexer Notes

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

Jungle Episode (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.56 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

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

advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

Bob Showed Them How Spies Work! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Double Trouble [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 15)

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.

[The Walking Pawnshop] (Table of Contents: 16)

Now You Know / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Colony Honored by Finns] (Table of Contents: 17)

World of Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Sequence added with information from Barry Sandoval.

Page includes several small ads for stamps dealers.

[The Five Point Bank Holdup] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

The Zulu Diamond Mine (Table of Contents: 19)

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

["Young 'Buffalo Bill', who joined the Pony Express when he was only 14 years of age, made a record run..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

WesThrills! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison [as Gil Kesson] (signed)
Inks:
Terry Gilkison [as Gil Kesson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Buffalo Bill; John Slaughter; Wild Bill Hickok

Indexer Notes

Some facts about western heroes.

["The following are the winners..."] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Be a Movie King (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. You're Missing Somethin'
    Detective Comics; Adventure Comics; More Fun Comics
  3. 2. [Superman Joins the Circus]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Chuck learns that the 4-G-Gunmen..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  5. 4. [The County Football Championship]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. ["He must be crazy throwin' the ball away..."]
    Sport-Data
  7. 6. ["Hey Zeke! Zeke! Someone's tearing down your house - Zeke!"]
    Coyote Canyon Bill
  8. 7. How to Be Funny
    Siegel-Shuster School of Humor
  9. 8. Buddha Money Mystery
    Reliable Sales Co.
  10. 9. Electric Unloading
    Lionel Trains
  11. 10. ["Marco Polo rescues a beautiful girl..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  12. 11. ["All right - I'll be ready at eight-thirty!"]
    The Diddle Family
  13. 12. Jungle Episode
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Bob Showed Them How Spies Work!
    Chemcraft
  16. 15. Double Trouble [Part 2]
    Tex Thomson
  17. 16. [The Walking Pawnshop]
    Now You Know
  18. 17. [Colony Honored by Finns]
    World of Stamps
  19. 18. [The Five Point Bank Holdup]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  20. 19. The Zulu Diamond Mine
    Zatara, Master Magician
  21. 20. ["Young 'Buffalo Bill', who joined the Pony Express when he was only 14 years of age, made a record run..."]
    WesThrills!
  22. 21. ["The following are the winners..."]
  23. 22. Be a Movie King
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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