(June 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1945-04-16
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
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Massage is so stimulating for the scalp!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
saw mills

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit confirmed by Burnley.

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

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

People Like to Laugh! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Buzzy; All Funny Comics; Real Screen Funnies / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Puzzle in Jade! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Citron [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Don Komisarow [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Toyman
Synopsis
When reports of toy ships attacking freighters come across the desk of reporter Clark Kent, he suspects that it's all a plot of recent prison escapee, the Toyman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

Duel with a Man-Eating Shark! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Old Wyoming! (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

The Hungry Hare! (Table of Contents: 7)

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. Alvin Schwartz script credit removed by Craig Delich. The Who's Who states that Schwartz wrote this strip from 1946-48.

Secrets for Sale (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

Secret of the Rug of Tezan! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Ali Hassan; Kalo; Lashi
Synopsis
Bill helps discover the identity of the rightful king of Kurdistan.
Keywords
Kurdistan; Red Tiger (ship); rugs; stereotyping of Arabs; the Rug of Tezan; the Well of Azar

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

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

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

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

The Magician's Apprentice! (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bonnie Gaye Fashions / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["...Massage is so stimulating for the scalp!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. People Like to Laugh!
    Buzzy; All Funny Comics; Real Screen Funnies
  4. 3. The Puzzle in Jade!
    Superman
  5. 4. Duel with a Man-Eating Shark!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  6. 5. Old Wyoming!
    Vigilante
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. The Hungry Hare!
    Hayfoot Henry
  9. 8. Secrets for Sale
  10. 9. Secret of the Rug of Tezan!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  13. 12. The Magician's Apprentice!
    Zatara
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Bonnie Gaye Fashions
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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