(September 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945-07-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Abracadabra... Alacazam... Carpet, go faster!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hocus; Pocus
Synopsis
Superman carries Hocus and Pocus by holding aloft what they think is a magic carpet.
Reprints
Keywords
flying carpets; polar bears; rabbits; the Arctic

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

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

We Like to Think of It As a Medal (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Adventure of the Stingy Men! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jerry Seigel]
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
? [as Joe Shuster]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No! No! You can't take my money from me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Hocus [Doc]; Pocus [Flannelhead]; Henry Weston; Roger Nolan (villain); Hiram Slag; Ben Crabbe
Synopsis
Hocus and Pocus speak what they believe to be magic commands, but it is Superman who has to carry them to fruition.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit by Bob Hughes. We originally credited John Sikela.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Clue of the Crazy Rhyme! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Henry the cop's most precious possession...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

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

The Mad Bull (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Darts of Death! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Famed for his exploits...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Barter; Manuel
Synopsis
While in South America, Bill exposes a pair of treasure hunters who are murdering well-heeled visitors.
Keywords
Amazon jungle; blowguns; clarinets; gold mines

Superman Is Waiting for You! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Meet a Bit-o-Honey / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Avengers (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

Of Cops and Robbers! (Table of Contents: 12)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Inks
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Dan Morgan; Sport Hoagland (crook)
Synopsis
Greg buys Stuff a board game called "Cops and Robbers" for one dollar in a toy store. As they leave, Sport Hoagland enters wanting to buy a copy, as no other shop has them. On being told that their last copy had just been sold, Hoagland catches up to Stuff, yanks the game from under his arm, and thrusts ten dollars at him. It turns out that the game has images of real life robberies and tells where loot is hidden.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pranks and Parrots! (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William White (signed)
Inks
William White (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A pet shop can produce plenty of headaches...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]
Synopsis
Zatara sees a pet store being robbed. Turning himself invisible, he causes the animals to harass the crooks, including teaching a parrot some magic commands. It then escapes and Zatara has to get it back before it can cause any havoc.

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

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

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 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. ["Abracadabra... Alacazam... Carpet, go faster!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. We Like to Think of It As a Medal
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Stingy Men!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["You're learning fast..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Clue of the Crazy Rhyme!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. The Mad Bull
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  9. 8. Darts of Death!
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. Superman Is Waiting for You!
    The Adventures of Superman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  12. 11. The Avengers
  13. 12. Of Cops and Robbers!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  15. 14. Pranks and Parrots!
    Zatara
  16. 15. ["Volto's weird magnetic powers protect a merchantman..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  17. 16. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. ["It's a little gift for the sergeant..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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