(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.

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chuck learns that the 4-G-Gunmen...
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He must be crazy throwin' the ball away...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Zeke! Zeke! Someone's tearing down your house - Zeke!
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)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marco Polo rescues a beautiful girl...
Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right - I'll be ready at eight-thirty!
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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young 'Buffalo Bill', who joined the Pony Express when he was only 14 years of age, made a record run...
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bill; John Slaughter; Wild Bill Hickok

Indexer Notes

Some facts about western heroes.

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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