(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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Abracadabra...Alacazam...
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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Sleepyside where all the folks...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry; Count Tenn

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.

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even in our own West, there's no rest for Congo Bill...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
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)

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
In this corner, ladies and gentlemen, Professor Higgins...
Genre
western-frontier; superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Professor Higgins; Professor Watling; Big Time Bennie (crook)
Synopsis
A fossil bone which could change the interpretation of human development is unearthed. Greg and Stuff go to the museum to look at old remains. While there, an attempt to steal the fossil is made, but is prevented by The Vigilante.

[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
Inks
William White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is a condemned crook really an honest man...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Gerald Miller; J.D. Gorgon
Synopsis
Zatara's friend Gerald Miller is, according to strong evidence, apparently guilty of theft. Zatara investigates and uncovers the set-up. He finds himself trapped in a timed bank vault with no obvious way out, until he magically brings to life the figures on the coins. Amazon women and buffalos charge at the vault door and break it open. He then exposes the bank owner Gorgon and the man hired to impersonate Miller, who is exonerated.

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!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  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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