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 C. 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 C. 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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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