Superman #34
(May-June 1945)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1945-02-26
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)

Script:
?
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)

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

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

The United States Navy! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Shep Shepard (introduction); Al Wade (introduction); Dan Ryan (introduction); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Superman has his hands full trying to convince Shep that both of his college buddies from college, now serving in various branches of the armed services, have an equally important job to do in the war effort.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearns blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this credit has been changed to Pete Riss. Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Foiled Frame-Up!] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils:
Pete Riss [as Joe] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Perry White; Mr. Marvin (villain, real estate broker); Moke Henders (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lois turns the tables on a real estate broker who tries to get Lois to make a recorded statement incriminating her boss, Perry White.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title from Archives reprint. Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn and Rich Morrissey. Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

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

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

The Canyon That Went Berserk! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; John Prester (prospector); Pick Perkins (villain, introduction); King Conn (villain); Lefty (villain); Torch (villain)
Synopsis:
Lois and Clark, not able to find anything exciting enough to write about, visit a fortune teller, and Clark sees an amazing thing in the mystic's crystal ball.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearn's blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this credit has been changed to Pete Riss. Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947)..

This is an imaginary story.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jasper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lit-Win (signed)
Pencils:
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks:
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
A beautiful day to sit in the park and read!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jaspar

A Point of Law (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jesse Merlan] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Johnson always gets lots of food...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Pete

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

When the World Got Tired! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Pete Riss [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Luthor (villain); Koda (alien villain, introduction, death); Goki (alien villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Luthor enlists the aid of two aliens from the planet Attar to conquer the world by using a ray on the earth people that makes them lazy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearn's blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pe...,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html, and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this credit has been changed to Pete Riss. Inker identification by Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. You Don't Need a Telescope!
  4. 3. The United States Navy!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Stop showing off Quimby. We Know you eat Wheaties!"]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. [The Foiled Frame-Up!]
    Lois Lane
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. The Canyon That Went Berserk!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  10. 9. ["A beautiful day to sit in the park and read!"]
    Jasper
  11. 10. A Point of Law
  12. 11. ["Johnson always gets lots of food..."]
    Private Pete
  13. 12. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  14. 13. When the World Got Tired!
    Superman
  15. 14. ["He comes from Mars possessing strange, magnetic powers!"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  17. 16. ["Lucky this is on practice maneuvers..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Alexandros Diamantidis
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • James Ludwig
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