(November 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945-09-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Superman rips open the top portion of a submersible to reveal a gang of criminals.
Reprints
Keywords
submarines

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

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

B Is for Beaver (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Rookery for River Rats! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jerry Siegel] (credited)
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (ghosted for Joe Shuster)
Inks
Ira Yarbrough (ghosted for Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Equally at home on land and water...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Barney McGowan; Amphi-Bandits [Augie; Horace Rikker]; Horace Rikker
Synopsis
Superman fights the Amphi-Bandits, who make their getaways in a speedboat by creating an artificial fog. They capture Lois and Superman trails them to their hideout. While he is distracted they make good their escape, which Superman tracks to a submersible. Covering the windows with a tarpaulin, Superman lifts them gently and deposits them at a police station.
Reprints

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Weird Chapeau! (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 folks get things they do not need...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

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

Camouflage for Crime! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congo Bill, in his endless travels...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Keeler
Synopsis
Bill foils a gang of diamond smugglers.
Keywords
diamonds; dynamite; smuggling

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Gunslinger's Reward (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as Fred Whitby)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Spike Martin; Judge Hatch; Sheriff Harvey Payne; Mayor Bond

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

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

Picayune Pilferers! (Table of Contents: 11)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All they really wanted was pretty things to play with...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Saunders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Mrs. Gladys Muchworth; Rattler (crook)
Synopsis
The Vigilante and Stuff foil a plot whereby crooks pretend to be harmless kleptomaniacs so that a rich society matron will allow them to play in her home with cheap jewelry she has bought to entertain them. This befuddles our heroes, until the time arrives for the criminals to use the layout of the homes they have cased to steal the valuable gems.

Bernie Bierman (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

School Days, School Days! (Table of Contents: 13)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Walter; Miss Jones
Synopsis
Zatara has been having lunch with some old friends, but the youngster has to go back to school, complaining how dull it will be after hearing Zatara's tales. Zatara decides to visit the classroom, but in invisible form. He animates the depiction of the Pilgrims being attacked by native Americans in 1632, then takes the class under the ocean, to the top of a volcano, and to the snowy wastes of Alaska, before returning them safely to the classroom, wiser and more enthusiastic about their lessons.

How Thom McAn Rescued the Doomed Liner (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tops in Comics! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 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. B Is for Beaver
  4. 3. Rookery for River Rats!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["We get all this energy from Wheaties, Coach!"]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Weird Chapeau!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Meet a Bit-o-Honey
  8. 7. Camouflage for Crime!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. Gunslinger's Reward
  11. 10. ["Volto's out-of-this world magnetic powers..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  12. 11. Picayune Pilferers!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  13. 12. Bernie Bierman
    Wheaties
  14. 13. School Days, School Days!
    Zatara
  15. 14. How Thom McAn Rescued the Doomed Liner
    Thom McAn
  16. 15. Tops in Comics!
  17. 16. ["I felt like working overtime, Sarge!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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