(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 found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 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

["They're all racing to the nearest newsstand to get..."] (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.

["Feng Tuhsiang, a Chinese general who turned Christian..."] (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

["Superman & Action Comics invite you to become..."] (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.

["The Polos are captured and sold into slavery..."] (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

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.

["As Chuck rides along the trail with Virginia..."] (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:
?

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

["Southwest's lawmen set record for the capturing of outlaws..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

WesThrills / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Thanks again, boys and girls of America..."] (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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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.
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