(May 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1945-03-13
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)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly! One more barrel...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
roller skating

Indexer Notes

Boring pencils credit from Craig Delich. We previously credited Burnley, but Delich reports Burnley denied doing this cover.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

You Don't Need a Telescope! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Tommy Gets a Zero! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene (signed) [as Jerry Siegel]
Pencils
John Sikela (signed) [as Joe Shuster]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Allen; Miss Mentor; Lame Brain Looie; Dapper
Synopsis
Tommy's teacher assigns a Saturday essay for each class member, although Tommy believes his will be the most boring in class because nothing in his life ever happens that is exciting. That is, until he meets Superman!
Reprints

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sign That Wasn't There! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hayfoot Henry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye ?
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Alvin Schwartz script credit removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who states that Schwartz only wrote the strip 1946-48. The Kaye art credits were also added by Craig Delich, as Kaye did do art for this strip in 1945.

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jackals of the Jungle! (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Harper; Red Butch; Zukogie
Synopsis
Bill captures a gang stealing ambergris from a beach controlled by his friend Harper.
Reprints
Keywords
ambergris; rhinoceroses

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No kidding, kids...
Genre
advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Shorty / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Shorty!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Dark Guilt (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

Tree's a Crowd! (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Stuff
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Day of Wishes! (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
William F. White
Inks
William F. White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zatara; Jerry
Reprints

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

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

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

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

[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. ["Golly! One more barrel..."]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. You Don't Need a Telescope!
  4. 3. Tommy Gets a Zero!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Stop showing off, Quimby..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Sign That Wasn't There!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. Jackals of the Jungle!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. ["No kidding, kids..."]
  10. 9. ["Hello Shorty!"]
    Shorty
  11. 10. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. Dark Guilt
  13. 12. Tree's a Crowd!
    Vigilante
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. Day of Wishes!
    Zatara
  16. 15. ["Whee! Isn't this fun, Volto?"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  18. 17. ["Now does anyone else want to be tucked in..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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  • Bob Hughes
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