(July 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[2]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-05-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
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 the publication date and volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 415986.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Zatara, the Master Magician / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zatara [Giovani "John" Zatara]; Tong
Reprints
Keywords
Ancient Egypt; snakes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; City Inspector Hughes; Lyons; Ultra-Humanite (villain)
Synopsis
While investigating the collapse of a subway tunnel, Superman first faces off with those in charge of Star, Inc., a firm which built the tunnel with sub-standard materials, then he encounters the Ultra-Humanite, the bald, evil genius bent on world domination whom he thought died in the previous story.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story is an illustrated ad for Superman #1, on sale May 18th

Synopsis modified by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Papp
Pencils
George Papp [as GEP] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as GEP] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Feng Tuhsiang, a Chinese general who turned Christian...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Journey Home, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

The Adventures of Marco Polo / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Polos are captured and sold into slavery...
Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

"Clip" Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Cheops [Captain Beatty] (villain)
Synopsis
Cheops, aided by his robot mummy, is in reality police Captain Beatty, who is tricking Egyptians into helping hunt and steal antiquities. However, he and his scam are unmasked by Clip Carson who hands him over for mob justice.

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue. Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Cheops is another name for Khufu, who in DC lore is the Golden-Age Hawkman.

A Tough Spot (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?; Vince Sullivan ? [as Terry Keane] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Miss Abeland Affair] (Table of Contents: 9)

"Tex" Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Interesting Triangle-Shaped Stamps] (Table of Contents: 10)

Stamp Action / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

2nd page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

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

"Chuck" Dawson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Chuck rides along the trail with Virginia...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck Dawson

Indexer Notes

First episode in color.

The Fountain of Youth (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara, the Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

WesThrills / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Southwest's lawmen set record for the capturing of outlaws...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Movie Comics; All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  2. 1. ["They're all racing to the nearest newsstand to get..."]
  3. 2. [Superman Meets the Ultra-Humanite]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Feng Tuhsiang, a Chinese general who turned Christian..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  5. 4. ["Superman & Action Comics invite you to become..."]
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. [The Journey Home, Part 2]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. ["The Polos are captured and sold into slavery..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. [The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 1]
    "Clip" Carson
  9. 8. A Tough Spot
  10. 9. [The Miss Abeland Affair]
    "Tex" Thomson
  11. 10. [Interesting Triangle-Shaped Stamps]
    Stamp Action
  12. 11. ["As Chuck rides along the trail with Virginia..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  13. 12. The Fountain of Youth
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  14. 13. ["Southwest's lawmen set record for the capturing of outlaws..."]
    WesThrills
  15. 14. ["Thanks again, boys and girls of America..."]
    Movie Comics; All-American Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
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