(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 (editor)

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; Superman (inset)
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 (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Paul Cassidy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down from the sky hurtles the figure of...
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 (signed as GEP)
Inks
George Papp (signed as GEP)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Feng Tuhsiang, a Chinese general who turned Christian...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Feng Tuhsiang; Leuben
Keywords
Rhodesia; Strobeck (town)

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 (credited as Gene Baxter)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited as Gene Baxter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Freed of its mutinous crew, the tramp steamer on which...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Capt. Johnson

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 (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Polos are captured and sold into slavery...
Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo; Maffeo Polo; Nicola Polo
Synopsis
Marco helps his father and uncle escape from slavery.

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Egypt - an oasis in the huge desert...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Cheops [Captain Beatty] (villain); Jim Blake
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.
Keywords
Cairo

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 ?; Terry Keane (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tramp steamer lay at the end of the pier, a...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bill Harvey; Hank Murray
Keywords
Baltimore

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tex has placed the following advertisement in the...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Bob Daley; Miss Abelard; Axel

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Belgium has been an independent kingdom since 1831 when...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
King Leopold I

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 (credited as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Chuck rides along the trail with Virginia...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Chuck Dawson; Virginia; Wolf; Zebe; Baldy; Speck; Pedro; Blacky (horse)

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 (credited)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Resting at the Carolina plantation of his friends, Eleanor and...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Eleanor Hodges; Fred Hodges; Zeb Standish; Tong; Geas; Valura
Keywords
Fountain of Youth; Well of Quetzcoatl

[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
Characters
Steve Burke; William Tilghman; Jessie Fremont; John C. Fremont; Dave Cook

[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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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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