(October 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
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
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

["Got a match, Superman?"] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

["Want action?"] (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).

["I'm sorry, Sirs!"] (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.

["Mind if I join you?"] (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)

["That must have been put there to keep the kids off!"] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Clancy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

["Are you a good American?"] (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)

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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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