(December 1944)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-10-14
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; J. Wilbur Wolfingham
Reprints
Keywords
counting sheep; dreaming

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) /

Batman; The Boy Commandos; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Golden Fleece! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
George Roussos (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; J. Wilbur Wolfingham
Synopsis
When Wilbur Wolfingham brings his crooked "rags to riches" scheme to Metropolis, Lois decides to reveal his antics and prove to him that "in the end, his schemes only hurt himself"!
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).

Capturing the Counterfeiters (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Taming of the Tiger! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hayfoot Henry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Thurston Harper
Inks
Thurston Harper
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some crooks reform and some get pardons...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jerry Bails. Alvin Schwartz script credit removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who states Schwartz only wrote this strip from 1946-48.

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Birds of Ill Omen! (Table of Contents: 7)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The low wail of mournfully vibrating strings...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; The Fiddler (villain); Fiddler's gang [Sailor; Droop; Spike] (villains)
Synopsis
The Fiddler teaches birds to sing such songs as "Yankee Doodle Dandy". Rich patrons visit his shop to buy these singing marvels. The Fiddler attends their homes under the pretext of improving the bird's vocal education, but is, in reality, "casing the joint" for future robberies.

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heap good idea - This thing called scarecrow!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Kid Brother (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

High in the Andes! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The molds and casts of crime are many...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Drake; Trigger Garson; Blackie; Taltec
Synopsis
Bill is dispatched to investigate the disappearance of an archaeological expedition in Peru. He finds a gang of treasure hunters working to extract sacred Aztec gold.
Keywords
Andes Mountains; decoys; Peru

Indexer Notes

Aztecs are mistakenly located in Peru.

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

The Adventures of Superman; Hop Harrigan / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

When Magic Fails! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You thought it could never happen...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Peter Paunch
Synopsis
Noted confidence trickster Peter Paunch sells a gang of crooks on the notion he can nullify Zatara's magic. The seemingly impossible happens, and Zatara is knocked unconscious. He discovers Paunch's trick to be no more than a pair of earplugs.

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Only in a Superman DC publication..."]
    Batman; The Boy Commandos; Superman
  4. 3. The Golden Fleece!
    Superman
  5. 4. Capturing the Counterfeiters
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. The Taming of the Tiger!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. ["If you fellows would all eat Wheaties..."]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. Birds of Ill Omen!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  9. 8. ["Heap good idea - This thing called scarecrow!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. Capt. Tootsie and the Toy Cannon
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  12. 11. Kid Brother
  13. 12. High in the Andes!
    Congo Bill
  14. 13. ["I wish to state..."]
    The Adventures of Superman; Hop Harrigan
  15. 14. Flying Models of Famous Fighter Planes
    Wheaties
  16. 15. When Magic Fails!
    Zatara
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  18. 17. ["This hound must belong to him"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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