Superman #32
(January-February 1945)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-10-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[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]
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)

Superman's Search for Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Dr. J. Stokel; Ladislow Bulge (circus strong man); Van Gildedge; Mart Mink (villain, introduction); Squiffy (villain)
Synopsis
Superman agrees to undergo the powerful rays of a machine designed to study brain tissue, but, instead, ends up with temporary amnesia and he forgets his secret identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Schwartz first claimed this script credit in an interview in a 1990 issue of the FLORIDA TIMES.
Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947). Schwartz used the name Vernon Woodrum when writing comics.
Superman's cape "S" symbol is yellow on red.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crime on Skis! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger ? [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Heron (Ski Valley manager); Kenn (death); Professor Crane; Detective Drake; Mr. Kite (bird trainer); Joe Black Eagle; Clip Gimmick (villain); Ted Swan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Superman, in the guise of Clark Kent, travels with Lois to Ski Valley, which is being threatened by a death bird: a half-man, half-bird creature of Indian lore, and discovers a gang of crooks using this "bird" to scare off patrons so they can successfully smuggle out stolen furs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

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

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

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

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 [as Lefty O'Grady]

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Seven hundred and ninety nine...
Genre
humor
Characters
Grandpa Peters

Bomb Trap (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

[Monkey Business] (Table of Contents: 9)

Lois Lane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [as Clark Kent]; Perry White; unnamed ventriloquist (villain)
Synopsis
Lois is assigned to cover a story at the City Park Zoo, but runs into a group of park pickpockets that changes the angle of the story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Rich Morrissey, inker identification by Bob Hughes.

Story title from Archives reprint. Credits changed to match credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm -- Look at Peterson!
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Toys of Treachery! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mrs. Withers-Wade; The Toyman [Winslow Percival Schott; Monsieur Printemps] (villain)
Synopsis
The Toyman, having read up on the French Revolution, discovers that many rich noblemen, before being seized and executed, hid their treasures in a variety of things. Superman must stop the diabolical genius from actually succeeding in seizing that loot.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (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. Superman's Search for Clark Kent!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["First horse thievin'..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Crime on Skis!
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Gee, Professor, what is it?"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  8. 7. ["Seven hundred and ninety nine..."]
    Grandpa Peters
  9. 8. Bomb Trap
  10. 9. [Monkey Business]
    Lois Lane
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  12. 11. ["Hmm -- Look at Peterson!"]
    Shorty
  13. 12. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  14. 13. Toys of Treachery!
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  16. 15. ["Got a stick of gum, Joe?"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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