(January 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1938-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
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 the publication date and volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 1. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 405349.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
historical
Reprints
Keywords
British army; Native Americans; tomahawks

Indexer Notes

Art is an homage to N.C. Wyeth's illustration "The Battle at Glen Falls" for the book _Last of the Mohicans_ (1919 edition).

Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub. 662 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub. 662; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Superman in the Slums] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12.75 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster; Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Frankie Marello; Box-Ears; Nick; Pinky; Gimpy (villain)
Synopsis
Superman decides to get involved in a case involving wayward boys being used by a petty criminal, who uses the boys to steal items from wealthy people that he can sell for quick cash...all at their expense.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wears red boots, "S" symbol is all yellow. Uses super-hearing for the first time. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Super-Vision (Table of Contents: 3)

Acquiring Super-Strength / activity / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils
Joe Shuster ?
Inks
Joe Shuster ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta ?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

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

"Chuck" Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the barricaded windows...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck Dawson

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

[The Inter City Ski Tournament] (Table of Contents: 5)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Butch the Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pop said that you can't stay in the house...
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch (a dog)

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as Gep] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aprons of human bones are worn...
Genre
non-fiction

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

The Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marco Polo escapes and rides for help...
Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Frozen Hazard [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Martin (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Special Christmas Offer (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

[Dr. Kichung's Ape Army, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 11)

"Tex" Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Dr. Kichung (villain)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Freddie Steele] (Table of Contents: 12)

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Moldoff] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Moldoff] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

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

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Philately on Wheels] (Table of Contents: 14)

World of Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Barry Sandoval through an error report.

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[The Marijuana Farmers] (Table of Contents: 15)

Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Will Ely (signed)
Inks
Will Ely (signed)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Scoop Scanlon; Rusty; Bill Malone (G-Man); Hank (G-Man); Nick Williams (villain); "Campy" (villain); unnamed gang members (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Scoop and Rusty head out into the country on a tip from Scoop's G-Man friend, Bill Malone. When the tire of their car is shot out, then the car riddled with rifle bullets, Scoop and Rusty find themselves soon bound inside a cabin which has been set afire.

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

The Indian Prince (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara, Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Tong

[Fred Apostoli] (Table of Contents: 17)

Sportcasting / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Oscar the Gumshoe / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
? (tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Creak! Creak!
Genre
humor
Characters
Oscar

Indexer Notes

On the inside back cover. Black and white, with tones.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub. 662
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub. 662; More Fun Comics
  3. 2. [Superman in the Slums]
    Superman
  4. 3. Super-Vision
    Acquiring Super-Strength
  5. 4. ["From the barricaded windows..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  6. 5. [The Inter City Ski Tournament]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. ["Pop said that you can't stay in the house..."]
    Butch the Pup
  8. 7. ["Aprons of human bones are worn..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  9. 8. ["Marco Polo escapes and rides for help..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  10. 9. Frozen Hazard [Part 1]
  11. 10. Special Christmas Offer
  12. 11. [Dr. Kichung's Ape Army, Part 1]
    "Tex" Thomson
  13. 12. [Freddie Steele]
    Odds 'n Ends
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  15. 14. [Philately on Wheels]
    World of Stamps
  16. 15. [The Marijuana Farmers]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  17. 16. The Indian Prince
    Zatara, Master Magician
  18. 17. [Fred Apostoli]
    Sportcasting
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["Creak! Creak!"]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  21. 20. ["Here are the winners of the Panel Contest..."]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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