Superman #33
(March-April 1945)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-12-26
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)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits confirmed by Burnley to Craig Delich.

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)

Dimensions of Danger! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); King Brpxz and people of Zrfff (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois Lane says "Kltpzyxm" and accidentally transports herself to Mxyztplk's home world, so Superman has to go there to rescue her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Private Pete / 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
For the sake of morale, G.I.'s are now allowed to keep pets at this camp!
Genre
humor
Characters
Private Pete

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Country Doctor! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Dr. David Brown (introduction, death); Ann Lacy (his nurse); Dr. David Brown, Jr. (his son); Mr. Prentiss (bank President); Mrs. Prentiss (his wife); Zeke Potter; Pete Potter (his son)
Synopsis
An under-appreciated doctor is appalled when his doctor son refuses to practice medicine along side his elderly father in a small country area. But the people of that community, not Superman for once, sways that decision!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Inker identification by Bob Hughes. 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: 8) (Expand) /

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

[Paul Revere] (Table of Contents: 9)

Billy Brand / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Man with the Rocket (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff [as Blair Bolton] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Not to Be Repeated! (Table of Contents: 11)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Purloined Piggy Bank] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Clark Kent; Lois Lane; Mrs. Googenslocker; Willie Googenslocker; Handsome Harry Lars (villain, introduction); Gus (villain); Jo-Jo (villain)
Synopsis
The report of a stolen piggy bank leads Lois on the trail of a story that other reporters just laugh off...but Lois has the last laugh on them!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Richard Morrissey. Story title from the 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: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Compass Points to Murder! (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Elias Carp (death); Inspector Grogan; Captain Gale; Captain Webart; Captain Chate (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A deceased merchant fleet owner leaves a compass and end word from a newspaper as clues Superman must follow in order to track down the killer.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Planet

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit by Bob Hughes. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Oddity: First panel of the story, which takes place in the present time of 1945, says the date is August 4, 1939!

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

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring ?
Inks
?
Letters
?

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

[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. [no title indexed]
    Buzzy
  4. 3. Dimensions of Danger!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Pst -- Don't bring in any prisoners right now..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["For the sake of morale, G.I.'s are now allowed to keep pets at this camp!"]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. The Country Doctor!
    Superman
  9. 8. ["Hey, look! A runaway truck..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  10. 9. [Paul Revere]
    Billy Brand
  11. 10. Man with the Rocket
  12. 11. Not to Be Repeated!
  13. 12. [The Purloined Piggy Bank]
    Lois Lane
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. The Compass Points to Murder!
    Superman
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  17. 16. ["Look, kids!"]
    Superman
  18. 17. ["Some day Albright is going to carry his hot-foots too far!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Rivard
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross
  • Ed Boner