(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 [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
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

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; 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 [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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
?

Genre
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)

[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 [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Pencils
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
Inks
Tom McNamara [as Lefty O'Grady] (signed)
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)

The Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]
Reprints

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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 [as Jesse Merlan] (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
?

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.

[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 F. White
Inks
William F. White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara
Reprints

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

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!
    The Vigilante
  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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