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 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:
  • 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