(October 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The King of Color (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints

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

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

A Is for Antelope (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The King of Color! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Talk about looking at the world through rose=colored glasses!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mortimer Riggs-Biddle III; Milford; S. Andrew Bascomb; Herbert; Lois Lane; Herbert Van Gilder; Brick-Top Boyle; Turk; Pug; Pixie
Synopsis
Superman teaches a lesson in humility to rich pampered boys belonging to an exclusive "platinum club".
Reprints
Keywords
Boys' Club

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

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Elephant's Homecoming! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's no rest for Congo Bill...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Snorky White; Walt Sellers; Kala (elephant); Jackal Darcy
Synopsis
Bill helps Snorky recover his share of rubies that were stolen from him by Sellers.
Keywords
elephants; quicksand; rubies

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

Hingees / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

An Ill Wind Blows! (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Heed well this simple tale from Sleepyside...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

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

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

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

The Cruise of the Ichabod Q! (Table of Contents: 12)

Vigilante / 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A battered tugboat steams up and down the harbor...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Mrs. Percival Braithe; Stoney; Rocky; Flint; Shakes
Synopsis
A scheme to rob passengers being docked by tugboats is thwarted by The Vigilante and Stuff using his new paddle=powered water cycle.

Your Coach: Bernie Bierman (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

River Cruise (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Second page on inside back cover.

Race Against Rogues! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William White
Inks
William White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pity the poor gambler who tries to turn a dishonest penny with Zatara around!
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; The Four Aces (crooks)
Synopsis
A group of crooks known as The Four Aces try to cheat the other contestants in a motorcycle race. Zatara magically changes the size and shape of the road, eventually steering it to outside a police station.

How Thom McAn Saved the Flaming "40" (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The King of Color
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. A Is for Antelope
  4. 3. The King of Color!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["So far it's been plenty walkie..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. ["Boy! What an improvement..."]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. The Elephant's Homecoming!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. ["Come on!"]
    Hingees
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  10. 9. An Ill Wind Blows!
    Hayfoot Henry
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  12. 11. ["Volto unleashes his magnetic powers..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  13. 12. The Cruise of the Ichabod Q!
    Vigilante
  14. 13. Your Coach: Bernie Bierman
    Wheaties
  15. 14. River Cruise
  16. 15. Race Against Rogues!
    Zatara
  17. 16. How Thom McAn Saved the Flaming "40"
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • David Banuelos
  • Keith Chandler
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Allen Ross
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore