(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 [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

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
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; 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
Alvin Schwartz (signed) [as Jerry Siegel]
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (signed) [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
George Roussos (signed) [as Joe Shuster]
Colors
?
Letters
?

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
?

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.

[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
?

Genre
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 [as Ted Loury] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Packy

Magnet for Mobsters! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

[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!
    The Vigilante
  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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