(December 1945)

DC, 1938 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1945-10-15
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. On-sale date of October 17 in ad in Flash Comics #68.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Synopsis
Superman bends the barrel of a large cannon so that the shell fires backwards at some criminals.
Reprints
Keywords
artillery

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

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

C Is for Cat (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Ghost Drum! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Davey Jones" (villain)
Synopsis
Ships have been disappearing while traveling up to the Great Lakes. Superman discovers that a crook using the alias "Davey Jones" has been sinking them intending to salvage the cargo, but soon puts an end to that scheme.
Reprints

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

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

The Sunshine Swindle! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hayfoot Henry / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Scuffy, the Tramp / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win (signed)
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Missed again!
Genre
humor

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

History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Underground School! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Chang; Ling
Synopsis
A Chinese traitor discovers tungsten that he plans to sell to the Japanese. His treachery is exposed by Bill.
Keywords
China; poisoning; stereotyping of the Chinese; tungsten; World War II

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Freedom's Light (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited as Ted Loury)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Mac, Fred and Joe (three sailors)

The Fiddler's Jam Session! (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
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Vigilante; Stuff; The Fiddler (villain); Al Terry
Synopsis
Vigilante's old nemesis The Fiddler hits upon a plan to rob concert proceeds. He debases his talent by performing 'hick' routines with his fiddle, until one night, while performing on stage, he hears one of the band saying that the proceeds of that night's performance has reached $10,000. He signals his men, planted in the audience, but just at that time Greg Saunders and Stuff come in backstage to see one of the headline acts. Changing into the Vigliante costume, he and Stuff eventually foil The Fiddler's plans yet again.

Bronko Nagurski (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

One Man Show! (Table of Contents: 14)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Brenner; Denton
Synopsis
The old Palace Theater is now flanked by skyscrapers. Denton intends to reopen it with a show headlined by Zatara. On opening night Denton and the entire troop of performers have been kidnapped, so Zatara conjures up the missing acts from depictions on the wall posters.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Surging Energy (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / 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. C Is for Cat
  4. 3. The Ghost Drum!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Hey, I said send up some quinine..."]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
  6. 5. The Sunshine Swindle!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. ["That's the kind of cramming I like to see!"]
    Wheaties
  8. 7. ["Missed again!"]
    Scuffy, the Tramp
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  10. 9. The Underground School!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. Freedom's Light
  13. 12. The Fiddler's Jam Session!
    Vigilante
  14. 13. Bronko Nagurski
    Wheaties
  15. 14. One Man Show!
    Zatara
  16. 15. ["His marvelous magnetic powers save the town..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  18. 17. Surging Energy
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Katie
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
  • John Monagle