Superman #30
(September-October 1944)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-06-27
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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)

[no title indexed] (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 C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
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!
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Indexer Notes

Writer identification 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: 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 C. Cameron [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
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.
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Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Art credits changed to match similar credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947). We previously credited Ed Dobrotka on pencils and George Roussos on inks.

[no title indexed] (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
Alvin Schwartz [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.
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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). Alvin Schwartz used the name Vernon Woodrum when working in comics.

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

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

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Running this obstacle course is a cinch!
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.
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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)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The prince of gadgeteers...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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
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