(February 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-01-02
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 411088.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Sport Data / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
George Papp ?
Pencils
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Inks
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christy Mathewson never pitched a game...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Wanted: Superman] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited); Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited); Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lifting tremendous weights...
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Detective Captain Reilly; Mortimer Snoop
Synopsis
Superman, having torn down a slum area so that newer, more modern apartments could be built, is labeled as a crook by the Chief of Police, who assigns Detective Reilly (better known as "100% Reilly" because he always gets his man) to bring the Man of Tomorrow in.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Star

Indexer Notes

"S" Symbol is all yellow.

There are no apparent Lauretta inks here, but evidence of Boring on both pencils and inks.

[The Lefty Laroway Gang, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Inks
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Logan...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Scoop Scanlon; Lefty Laroway

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

[The Ice Boat Race] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited as Gene Baxter)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited as Gene Baxter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Pep! Goin' skatin'?
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Pep Morgan; Dick; the Professor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

The Diddle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (credited as Gustavson)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Wait'll you see, Gramps...
Genre
domestic
Characters
The Diddle Family

Indexer Notes

Script credit and letterer credit verified by Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jubilant at the happy outcome of the affair at Kerman...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Marco Polo; Shela; Rajah Dahg

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Frozen Hazard [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Martin (credited)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tim Roarke; Bill Ryan

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

Pages include a few small ads.

[Dr. Kichung's Ape Army, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imprisoned by Dr. Kichung...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Dr. Kichung (villain)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Sport-Data / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Papp ?
Pencils
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Inks
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Water boy going in at quarter...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Philately's Founder (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chuck succeeds in drawing the gunmen from their attack...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Chuck Dawson

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

The Mad Lama (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Tong; Jerbel

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

Candid Comic Camera / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Jane ?
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi'ya folks! Here are candid snapshots of famous inventors...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five unrelated gag panels.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

AdventurEvents / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young boy made king of savages!
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Christy Mathewson never pitched a game..."]
    Sport Data
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Wanted: Superman]
    Superman
  5. 4. [The Lefty Laroway Gang, Part 1]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  6. 5. [The Ice Boat Race]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. ["Wow! Wait'll you see, Gramps..."]
    The Diddle Family
  8. 7. ["Jubilant at the happy outcome of the affair at Kerman..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  9. 8. Frozen Hazard [Part 2]
  10. 9. [Dr. Kichung's Ape Army, Part 2]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. ["Water boy going in at quarter..."]
    Sport-Data
  12. 11. Philately's Founder
    World of Stamps
  13. 12. ["Chuck succeeds in drawing the gunmen from their attack..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  14. 13. The Mad Lama
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  15. 14. ["Hi'ya folks! Here are candid snapshots of famous inventors..."]
    Candid Comic Camera
  16. 15. ["Young boy made king of savages!"]
    AdventurEvents
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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