(September-October 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, 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

Superman Alias Superman (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Clark Kent; Lois Lane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jack Burnley.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["For spine-tingling action..."] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Superman Alias Superman! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olson (sic); Lois Lane; Perry White; McGinnis (policeman); Silver Foxx (villain, introduction); Smokey (villain); Snake (villain); Pinky (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois Lane thinks Clark Kent is trying to trick her into believing he's Superman!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn; inker identification by Bob Hughes.

["Wait till he throws down some more coconuts"] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Arch-Swindler] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka [as Joe] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen (cameo); Jack Dover [as Parsons] (villain, introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois is taken prisoner by the Dover gang, which hopes to prevent her from testifying in court against Dover's swindling capers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn; inker identification by Bob Hughes.

["He likes his Wheaties double-toasted."] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The King's Substitute! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Poltus VI (introduction; flashback); Andronicus (introduction, a seer, flashback); Johnny Poly [King Poltus VII] (introduction); Emily (Johnny's fiancee); the King's ministers (villains)
Synopsis:
Unhappy because his father-in-law to be considers him to be a nobody, Johnny Poly goes to Poltavia to bid on a picture of the nation's ancient monarch. The current King's ministers see Johnny and note his resemblance to the ancient monarch, and offer him the chance to be the new King of Poltavia. He accepts, not knowing the ministers plan to use Johnny to strip the nation of its wealth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker credit by Bob Hughes.

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

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

["Running this obstacle course is a cinch!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Private Pete

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Death of a Pirate (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster ? (signed); Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Ira Yarbrough
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Mr. Mxyztplk (introduction)
Synopsis:
An imp from another dimension plagues Superman with practical jokes until he can make him say his name backwards.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mxyztplk is pronounced "Mix-yizt-pulk" according to Alvin Schwartz. Name was changed to Mxyzptlk in 1958. Writer credit claimed by Jerry Siegel in a letter to Richard Morrissey that states this story was written prior to earlier printed newspaper sequence by Whitney Ellsworth and Wayne Boring.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["The prince of gadgeteers..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Handy Andy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

Art verified by Craig Delich.

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Energy When You Need It! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman Alias Superman
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. Superman Alias Superman!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Wait till he throws down some more coconuts"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. [The Arch-Swindler]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  7. 6. ["He likes his Wheaties double-toasted."]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. The King's Substitute!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  10. 9. ["Running this obstacle course is a cinch!"]
    Private Pete
  11. 10. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. Death of a Pirate
  13. 12. The Mysterious Mr. Mxyztplk!
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. ["The prince of gadgeteers..."]
    Handy Andy
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  17. 16. Energy When You Need It!
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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