(March 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-01-25
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 409037.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman demolishes an enemy plane.
Reprints
Keywords
fighter planes

Indexer Notes

Superman's "S" symbol is all yellow.

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

Nevertheless It's True / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited, signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited, signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the time of the discovery of America...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover, in black & white.

Nine unrelated facts, with illustrations.

[Superman Goes to Prison] (Table of Contents: 2)

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); Paul Lauretta ?
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Lauretta

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Editor, the Daily Star?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (editor of the Daily Star, unnamed); Walter Crane; Governor Bixby; Superintendent Wyman
Synopsis
Clark Kent interviews a former prisoner who was starved and abused by the Coreytown Chain Gang, so Superman decides to get the real scoop on these abuses...and put a stop to them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st red "S" chest symbol. The splash panel was used, for the most part, for the cover to Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (Summer 1939).

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

In addition to Shuster, there are a few possible hints of Lauretta's inks visible, but far more of Boring.

[The Lefty Laroway Gang, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Weeks pass...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Scoop Scanlon; his editor; Lefty Laroway (villain)

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

[The Intercity Basketball Tournament] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
The Ardale Terriers led by Pep...
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Pep Morgan; Charley Allen; the coach

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sniff sniff! Sniff!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rex (a dog)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Now You Know / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Airplane propellers act as brakes...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Indexer Notes

Two unrelated fact panels.

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

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Delighted with Marco's daring and horsemanship...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Marco Polo; Rajah Dahg; his daughter Shela; Gura Kwas; Ishar

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Fighting Spirit (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Tim Murphy; Jerry; Big Bill Carson

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

[Shanghaied] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having escaped from Sung-Wei...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Bob Daley; Captain Devoe; Debby; Uncle Chester
Synopsis
Tex and Bob are shanghaied.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Jon Hall] (Table of Contents: 11)

Film Oddities / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Historic Highlights (Table of Contents: 12)

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: 13)

"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
Hot on the trail of the gunmen...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chuck Dawson

Indexer Notes

Printed in red, black and white.

The Treasure of Ghenghis Khan (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the forests of inner Mongolia...
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Tong; The Tigress (villain); a genii

The Old West (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Terry Gilkison
Inks
Terry Gilkison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. ["At the time of the discovery of America..."]
    Nevertheless It's True
  3. 2. [Superman Goes to Prison]
    Superman
  4. 3. [The Lefty Laroway Gang, Part 2]
    Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter
  5. 4. [The Intercity Basketball Tournament]
    Pep Morgan
  6. 5. ["Sniff sniff! Sniff!"]
    This Doggone World
  7. 6. ["Airplane propellers act as brakes..."]
    Now You Know
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  9. 8. ["Delighted with Marco's daring and horsemanship..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  10. 9. Fighting Spirit
  11. 10. [Shanghaied]
    Tex Thomson
  12. 11. [Jon Hall]
    Film Oddities
  13. 12. Historic Highlights
    World of Stamps
  14. 13. ["Hot on the trail of the gunmen..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  15. 14. The Treasure of Ghenghis Khan
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  16. 15. The Old West
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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