Superman #29
(July-August 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, 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
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Tops in Comics! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Wizard of Wishes! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; James Joslyn; Mrs. Wingate; George Wingate; The Prankster [as the Wizard of Wishes] (villain); Blackie Reese (villain); unnamed Professor (villain)
Synopsis
When the Prankster is accidentally hit by an automobile, the owner, a multi-millionaire, offers his fortune to anyone who can make him happy. The Prankster creates a scheme through a phony "Wizard of Wishes" to bilk that man out of his money, that is, until Superman catches wind of the plot.
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Indexer Notes

Cape has yellow "S" on red background. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Grandpa Peters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Pencils
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Inks
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Tom McNamara

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever since some leaping tunas saved his life...
Genre
humor
Characters
Grandpa Peters

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

The Tycoon of Crime! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Tycoon of Crime [Mr. Blob] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A tycoon whose philosophy is is make his money work for him...dishonestly...such as stealing masterworks from art museums and using his own money to create his own art factory that makes clever forgeries to take their place. When Superman discovers this outrage, the tycoon hires engineers and scientists to discover Superman's weaknesses and to put the Man of Tomorrow out of the way!
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Indexer Notes

Cape has a yellow "S" on blue background. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Private Pete / 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
Oh boy! Home-sweet-home on a furlough...
Genre
humor
Characters
Private Pete

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[The Bakery Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents: 9)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ? [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Steve Bard (introduction); Noonan (Policeman); Carmody (Policeman); Fingers Gordon (villain, introduction); Pinball Miggsy (villain, introduction); Mr. Gratz (villain, introduction); Trigger (villain)
Synopsis
When Lois is given the assignment to write a story on a bake shop, little does she know that that bakery is a front for the lottery racket the Police have been trying to shut down.
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Indexer Notes

Credits changed to match Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

The Weakling (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ivan Arlen (credited)
Letters
typeset

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Pride of the Kents! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Uncle Dudley Kent; H. Postlethwaite Kent; Battlin' Buffo [Clark Kent]; George; The Kent Brothers [Ted; Ed; Jed; Ned] (villains, introduction, no relation to Clark Kent)
Synopsis
A formerly rich man, whose relatives still think he is loaded, decides to discover just how much his relatives think of him, and holds an unusual "Kent Family Reunion", with nearly disastrous results.
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Indexer Notes

Cape has yellow "S" on blue background. Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep Away Without Haunting License
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (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. Tops in Comics!
  3. 2. The Wizard of Wishes!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Order 'The Flash' another carton of Wheaties."]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["Ever since some leaping tunas saved his life..."]
    Grandpa Peters
  6. 5. The Tycoon of Crime!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. ["Oh boy! Home-sweet-home on a furlough..."]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. [The Bakery Counterfeiters]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  11. 10. The Weakling
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  13. 12. The Pride of the Kents!
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. ["Keep Away Without Haunting License"]
    Casey the Cop
  16. 15. ["Say, Red, do you suppose this is what the military..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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