(March 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945-01-15
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
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
birds; eagles

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) /

Buzzy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Water Sprite! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
George Roussos (signed as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fearful are the tales of monsters strange...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Nellie Thornley; the Water Sprite [Kenneth Darby]
Synopsis
Superman investigates the allegations of a young woman about the existence of a "water sprite", all a hoax to keep the authorities from discovering cheap materials that had been used in building a dam.
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). Alvin Schwartz used the name Vernon Woodrum for his comics work.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mind Over Matter! (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
To Sleepyside, the town of rhyme...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

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

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

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

Around the Clock with Armor (Table of Contents: 7)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history

Room, Board -- and Bullets! (Table of Contents: 8)

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
As "The night has a thousand eyes"...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Mike
Synopsis
While out west, Bill discovers an illegal diamond mine on the US/Mexico border. He captures the gang operating the mine and turns them over to Mexican authorities.
Keywords
caves; diamonds; Mexico; wells

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That sure is a remarkable machine!
Genre
advocacy
Keywords
War Bonds

A Win for Packy (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited as Ted Loury)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Packy

Magnet for Mobsters! (Table of Contents: 11)

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
It was only a small piece of metal!
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Hoglett; Baker
Synopsis
A sample of a new magnetic alloy is worth up to a million dollars to rival steel producers Hoglett and Baker. Vigilante and Stuff pursue the sample on its long journey to the smelter, eventually retuning it to the honest Baker, who donates fifty thousand dollars to charity.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Facts and Fables! (Table of Contents: 13)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Remember the Pied Piper of Hamelin?
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Jimmy Timms; his mother and father; Jan of Holland; Jack and his beanstalk; Red Riding Hood; the Pied Piper
Synopsis
Obsessed with stories of fantasy, Jimmy Timms goes to bed with his mind racing about the outcome of some stories he was reading. In his dreams a winged Zatara takes him on a magical tour of various story locales. He and Jimmy assist Jan to plug the dyke in Holland, Jack's beanstalk to grow and the defeat of the giant, Red Riding Hood to overcome the wolf, and the Pied Piper to lure the rats from Hamelin.

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, kids!
Genre
advocacy
Keywords
Infantile Paralysis; March of Dimes

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (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. [no title indexed]
    Buzzy
  4. 3. The Water Sprite!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Pst -- Don't bring in any prisoners right now..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Mind Over Matter!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. ["Hey, look! A runaway truck..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  8. 7. Around the Clock with Armor
  9. 8. Room, Board -- and Bullets!
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. ["That sure is a remarkable machine!"]
  11. 10. A Win for Packy
  12. 11. Magnet for Mobsters!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  14. 13. Facts and Fables!
    Zatara
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  16. 15. ["Look, kids!"]
    Superman
  17. 16. ["What'll I do with it, Sarge?"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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