(October 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1944-08-12
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
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got a match, Superman?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Prankster
Reprints
Keywords
bridges

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) /

Action Comics; Detective Comics; All Funny Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Headline Hoax! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Amos Amster; Thomas Todd; Joe; Prankster
Synopsis
The Prankster disguises himself as a blind news dealer and manufactures Daily Planet headlines to con certain people so that he can make a profit off of them!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Siegel script credit from John Wells. Previously credited to Don Cameron. Action Archives credits this story to Don Cameron as well. Credits changed to match Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Oddity: in the last panel of page 10, Prankster is reading a copy of "The Daily Star" (the first newspaper Clark Kent worked for).

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

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

The Punctured Picture! (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 Stan Kaye pencils credit removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who lists Alvin Schwartz as writer only from 1946-48 and Stan Kaye only as inker in 1944.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Rainbow Man Sees Red! (Table of Contents: 7)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Rainbow Man (villain)

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

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That must have been put there to keep the kids off!
Genre
humor
Characters
Clancy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Outsmarting a Saboteur! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Leaping Leopard! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Jack Blane; Farbach; Zollini
Synopsis
Bill exposes a jewel thief who has been disguising himself as a leopard, hoping that escaped circus animals will be blamed for his attacks.
Keywords
animal hides; circuses; disguises; jewelry; leopards

You Can Save His Life! (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy
Keywords
Milkweed Floss

Terror's Victim (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall [as Tod Lowry] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Pranks of Pan! (Table of Contents: 15)

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: 16) (Expand) /

X-acto / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Got a match, Superman?"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Want action?"]
    Action Comics; Detective Comics; All Funny Comics
  4. 3. The Headline Hoax!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["I'm sorry, Sirs!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. The Punctured Picture!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. ["Mind if I join you?"]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. The Rainbow Man Sees Red!
    Vigilante
  9. 8. ["That must have been put there to keep the kids off!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  10. 9. ["Are you a good American?"]
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. Outsmarting a Saboteur!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  12. 11. The Leaping Leopard!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. You Can Save His Life!
  14. 13. Terror's Victim
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  16. 15. The Pranks of Pan!
    Zatara
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    X-acto
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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