(August 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1944-06-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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.


Aesop's Modern Fables (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
racing; turtles

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)

Aesop's Modern Fables (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed) [as Jerry Siegel]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (signed) [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
George Roussos (signed) [as Joe Shuster]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Johnny Aesop
Synopsis
An escaped prisoner named Johnny Aesop, ribbed when he was younger about his last name, decides to commit crimes based on the ancient fables to gain wealth and notoriety.
Reprints

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).

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Baseball Barrage (Table of Contents: 5)

Hayfoot Henry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

Alvin Schwartz script credit and possible Stan Kaye pencils credit removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who lists Schwartz as writer only in 1946-48 and Kaye as inker only in 1944.

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

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

Blunderbuss Booty! (Table of Contents: 7)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante; The Dummy (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me make-um over wigwam...
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Money Talks (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Frame Up in Fur! (Table of Contents: 11)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Baldy; Dwight
Synopsis
Working for the North Star Fur Company, Bill captures a gang of fur thieves working right under the police's nose.
Keywords
cuff links; Metro City; motorcycles; North Star Fur Company; shoplifting

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sting of Death! (Table of Contents: 13)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William F. White ?
Inks
William F. White ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Joe Jam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe, is our credit good for two sodas?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Mysterious Blonde (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Aesop's Modern Fables
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. Aesop's Modern Fables
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Why not? They helped give me the energy..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Baseball Barrage
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. ["Don't worry, darling! There's nobody around!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  8. 7. Blunderbuss Booty!
    Vigilante
  9. 8. ["Me make-um over wigwam..."]
    Chief Hot Foot
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. Money Talks
  12. 11. Frame Up in Fur!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  14. 13. The Sting of Death!
    Zatara
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  16. 15. ["Joe, is our credit good for two sodas?"]
    Joe Jam
  17. 16. The Mysterious Blonde
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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