(July-August 1945)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes. Pencils confirmed by Burnley to Craig Delich.

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)

Fame for Sale! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Mr. Blitz (amusement park owner); Caleb McCaleb (money lender); Mayor Bragg; Mabel Murgatroyd; Mrs. Van Vallum; J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain); Scarface Nick (villain); Machine Gun Morry (villain)
Synopsis:
Wilbur Wolfingham acts as a publicity agent for several well-known people, then gets actors to impersonate them and make outlandish statements that mar their character.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes.

["Wish the boss would shift me to left field..."] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Drug Swindle] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron [as Jerry] (signed)
Pencils:
Sam Citron [as Joe] (signed)
Inks:
Don Komisarow
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Rufus Hyatt; Blackjack Hart (villain, introduction); Dr. Klemm (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Clark berates women reporters as too intuitive and emotional, not allowing reason to rule. But Lois decides to prove that she doesn't need Superman to solve a case, a move that nearly costs her her life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Death on a String (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fred Whitby] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Like Father, Like Son! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Smallville (introduction); Howard Brent; Raymond Brent; Mr. Hodges (camera store owner); Officer Clancey (policeman); Jed Scapely (villain, introduction); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
Two men are running for the job of Public Works Commissioner, but one of them, Jed Scapely, uses an underhanded technique to undermine his opponent.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes.

Smallville is not the town Superman grew up in in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Gosh! I thought the white line was for bicycles!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Gags Giggles 'n' Groans / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

6 gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Genie of the Lamp! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Yarbrough [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Bernard Demarest, Jr. (introduction); Crawfish Cole (villain, villain)
Synopsis:
A wealthy cynic and misguided young man, is interested in collecting antiques, and gets the chance to buy Aladdin's Lamp...with disastrous results.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Must send out heap big smoke signal!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Chief Hot Foot

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

["Are you a good American?"] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

["It's for you!"] (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. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. People Like to Laugh!
    Buzzy; All Funny Comics; Real Screen Funnies
  4. 3. Fame for Sale!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Wish the boss would shift me to left field..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  7. 6. [The Drug Swindle]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  9. 8. Death on a String
  10. 9. Like Father, Like Son!
    Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  12. 11. ["Gosh! I thought the white line was for bicycles!"]
    Gags Giggles 'n' Groans
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  14. 13. The Genie of the Lamp!
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  16. 15. ["Must send out heap big smoke signal!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  17. 16. ["Are you a good American?"]
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. ["It's for you!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
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