(April 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945-02-13
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.

Introducing Hocus and Pocus Magicians by Accident (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hocus [Doc]; Pocus [Flannelhead]
Reprints
Keywords
stage magic

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) /

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

Hocus & Pocus...Magicians by Accident! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hocus [Doc]; Pocus [Flannelhead]; Hijack Dorley
Synopsis
A pair of would-be magicians believe they have magical powers, and a crime boss sees them "perform," intending on using those abilities for make him some quick illegal cash!
Reprints

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

Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Custom Tailored Crime! (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. Schwartz script credit removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who states that Schwartz wrote this strip from 1946-48.

Circus Terror! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wild Horses! (Table of Contents: 7)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Jim Traden; Bricker; Clanner; Bradley; Jumper (horse)
Synopsis
Bill exposes a pair of con-men's plan to buy horses at well below market price by inducing the horses to mad behavior.
Keywords
horses; loco-weed; ranching

Indexer Notes

Daly art credits by Craig Delich. We formerly suggested Howard Sherman as a possibility.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Want to Be a Champion? (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

In the Soup (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited as Ted Loury)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

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

The Boners / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh oh I'm catching a cold...
Genre
humor

Look, Fellows... (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Ranger Helmet Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Fortune for a Fossil! (Table of Contents: 13)

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: 14) (Expand) /

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

The Innocent Thief! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William White (as William F. White)
Inks
William White (as William F. White)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; adventure; superhero
Characters
Zatara

Speedy Energy (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing Hocus and Pocus Magicians by Accident
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["For spine-tingling action..."]
  4. 3. Hocus & Pocus...Magicians by Accident!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Private Jones reporting..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. Custom Tailored Crime!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. Circus Terror!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  8. 7. Wild Horses!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. Want to Be a Champion?
    Wheaties
  11. 10. In the Soup
  12. 11. ["Oh oh I'm catching a cold..."]
    The Boners
  13. 12. Look, Fellows...
    Ranger Helmet Co.
  14. 13. A Fortune for a Fossil!
    The Vigilante
  15. 14. ["Careful, men, we are in dangerous South American jungles!"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  16. 15. The Innocent Thief!
    Zatara
  17. 16. Speedy Energy
    Baby Ruth
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