(September 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-07-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

Printed in U.S.A.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Volume 39, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 636944.

[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
Keywords
Japanese army; motorcycles; swords

Editorial Advisory Board Superman DC Comic Magazines (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)

A Voyage to Destiny! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All ashore that's going ashore!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Fred Carson; Black Patch
Synopsis
Young Fred Carson is told on his father's death bed that he will inherit his father's fortune IF he will take that ship and follow the same course his father had before him that earned him all those riches. He does, not realizing that he will soon run afoul of Black Patch, a man that once lost an eye to Fred's father during a fight!
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) /

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

The Damaged Boulevard! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (same artist as previous issue)
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Each town has some peculiarity...
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 from 1946-48 and Kaye as inker only in 1944.

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mountain Without a Top! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sinister, still unexplored, it towers up and up into the blue...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Pierre Vantan; Red Eagle; Stickney (crook)
Synopsis
Greg and Stuff are out west on vacation. No Top Mountain, which towers over their hotel, is in a near constant state of rockslides. A race up the mountain has been announced, and Pierre Vantan, famed rock climber, is favorite to win. Stickney has discovered an pocket of gold at the top of the mountain and is causing the rockslides to discourage climbers.

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.67 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
You take over for the cook today!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Pvt. Pete

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)

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Trapped Trappers! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That intrepid world traveler, Congo Bill...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Barton; Foxy
Synopsis
Bill is up near the Arctic Circle, where he captures a band of fur thieves.
Keywords
airplanes; Arctic Circle; snares; snow; snowshoes; trapping

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

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's right, folks...
Genre
advocacy

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

Quiz Quix / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here we are again, chillins...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

On the Hoof (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited as Tod Lowry)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Walk of Death! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daring wire-walkers balance nimble feet and risk their lives to entertain you...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Danton; The Tumbling Tollinis
Synopsis
Zatara is booked to perform at a theatre, but it is the Tumbling Tollinis who are the major attraction. Men hired by the manager of a rival theatre rig the high wire with electricity, which causes a number of accidents, until Zatara exposes their plot.

These Can Be Yours (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Energy When You Need It! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board Superman DC Comic Magazines
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. A Voyage to Destiny!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Wait till he throws down some more coconuts"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. The Damaged Boulevard!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. ["He likes his Wheaties double-toasted."]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. The Mountain Without a Top!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  9. 8. ["You take over for the cook today!"]
    Private Pete
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  12. 11. The Trapped Trappers!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. ["That's right, folks..."]
  14. 13. ["Here we are again, chillins..."]
    Quiz Quix
  15. 14. On the Hoof
  16. 15. Walk of Death!
    Zatara
  17. 16. These Can Be Yours
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  18. 17. Energy When You Need It!
    Baby Ruth
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