(November 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-09-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Chef of Bohemia (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Sergei the chef
Reprints
Keywords
chefs; giant props; silverware

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 Chef of Bohemia! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz (credited as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
George Roussos (credited as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sergei; Biff Condor
Synopsis
Ex-pug Biff Condor, losing money from renting a spot to a small businessman in a prosperous nightclub area, seeks to oust the man any way possible in order to attract a newer tenant who will pay a higher rent.
Reprints

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 for his comics work.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Bloke Who Croaked the Oak! (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 possible Stan Kaye pencils credit removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who lists Schwartz as writer only in 1946-48 and Kaye as inker only in 1944.

Fortified with Energy! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Portraits for Plunder! (Table of Contents: 7)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff the Chinatown Kid; Slammer and his mob (villains); Trigger Collins (villain); Barton Blaston
Synopsis
The Vigilante and Stuff foil a series of robberies the blueprints for which are incorporated by a criminal artist mastermind into his works of modern art.

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

public service announcement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An important message to the boys and girls of America!

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Incident on Hill X (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as Fred Whitby)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

A Fortune in Feathers! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Red; Midget Mayhew; Seminoles (Native American tribe)
Synopsis
While on a timber survey of the Everglades, Bill runs into a group of poachers, illegally collecting rare bird feathers.
Keywords
alligators; egrets; feathers; Florida Everglades; seaplanes; stereotyping of American Indians; stereotyping of Native Americans

Indexer Notes

We formerly credited this story to "writer D" who has now been identified by Martin O'Hearn as Whitney Ellsworth.

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

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Planes without Pilots! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William White
Inks
William White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Mr. Rand
Synopsis
Zatara uncovers a plot by the general manager and mechanics of Rand Aircraft to fly planes by remote control to a hidden location, where they break them into spare parts and sell them to other aircraft manufacturers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Not to Be Repeated! (Table of Contents: 17)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Chef of Bohemia
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Want action?"]
    Action Comics; Detective Comics; All Funny Comics
  4. 3. The Chef of Bohemia!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["He's polishing up on his Jap lingo..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Bloke Who Croaked the Oak!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. Fortified with Energy!
    Baby Ruth
  8. 7. Portraits for Plunder!
    Vigilante
  9. 8. ["An important message to the boys and girls of America!"]
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. Incident on Hill X
  13. 12. A Fortune in Feathers!
    Congo Bill
  14. 13. ["Say, General..."]
    Buzzy
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  16. 15. Planes without Pilots!
    Zatara
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  18. 17. Not to Be Repeated!
  19. 18. ["Your bawth is drawn, m'lord!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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