(January 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-11-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

Modified version of this issue released as Special Edition [U.S. Navy] (DC, 1944 series) #1 for U.S. Navy with simplified text.

The on sale date is from the publication date as reported to the U.S. Copyright Office in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 40, January-December 1945, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright registration #B 653420.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk
Reprints

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) /

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

Mr. Mxyztplk Returns! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you remember that gnomish nuisance from an unknown dimension...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Mxyztplk
Synopsis
When unusual and weird things begin affecting Clark Kent, there is only one answer for it: that imp from another dimension has returned, and that means more headaches for the Man of Tomorrow!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mr. Mxyztplk first appeared in Superman #30.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Riddle of the Reservoir! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For Congo Bill, it's a case of no rest from the wicked...
Genre
adventure; crime; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Horace Manton; Miggs Horgan
Synopsis
Bill stumbles into a plot to cover the tracks of racketeers Manton and Horgan.
Reprints
Keywords
Hubb City; Hubb City Daily Zenith (newspaper)

Indexer Notes

The story takes place in a city setting, not the jungle.

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

The Big All-American Comic Book / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Grandpa Peters / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara (signed as Lefty O'Grady)
Pencils
Tom McNamara (signed as Lefty O'Grady)
Inks
Tom McNamara (signed as Lefty O'Grady)
Colors
?
Letters
Tom McNamara

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you ever play baseball, Grandpa?
Genre
humor
Characters
Grandpa Peters
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Pillager of the Parthenon! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the tiny nation of Greece...
Genre
adventure; drama; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Jake Spencer; Sam Sarantaki; Jeff Guthrie; Dirty Dan
Synopsis
Greek patriots smuggled out a quantity of gems, which they intend to sell to finance further activities. Reporter Jake Spencer apparently steals the gems, but he is being framed by Sam Sarantak.
Reprints

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 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
This sounds swell!
Genre
humor
Characters
Casey the Cop

Indexer Notes

Script credit added by Craig Delich.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Escape by Night (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Second page in inside back cover.

The Hair That Wasn't There! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the queer rhyming town of Sleepyside...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Jerry Bails. Alvin Schwartz script credit removed by Craig Delich. According to the Who's Who, Schwartz wrote this strip from 1946-48.

The text is written in rhyming couplet.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tumbling Timber! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a raging fire wipes out a forest...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Jack Rand; Jeff Lund; Zeb Carter
Synopsis
Jack Rand contacts Zatara about mysterious happenings at his lumber camp. Zatara flies to the camp and witnesses logs which started at the head of a chute disappear before reaching the river. He starts to walk up the chute when an oncoming log forces him to jump. Trying again, he gets to a point where the rival camp of Zeb Carter can be seen, and his lake is full of logs. Zatara discovers a mechanism which lifts a portion of the chute so that the logs divert into Carter's lake, and he exposes a conspiracy between Carter and Rand's foreman Jeff Lund.
Reprints

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Electric Football / 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 are found..."]
    Superman; Batman; Boy Commandos
  4. 3. Mr. Mxyztplk Returns!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["First horse thievin'..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Riddle of the Reservoir!
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. ["All I can say is wow!"]
    The Big All-American Comic Book
  8. 7. ["Gee, Professor, what is it?"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  9. 8. ["Did you ever play baseball, Grandpa?"]
    Grandpa Peters
  10. 9. The Pillager of the Parthenon!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  11. 10. ["This sounds swell!"]
    Casey the Cop
  12. 11. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. Escape by Night
  14. 13. The Hair That Wasn't There!
    Hayfoot Henry
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  16. 15. Tumbling Timber!
    Zatara
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  18. 17. ["It never fails..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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