(August 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[2]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-06-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (credited as Vincent A. Sullivan)

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 422131.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
fish; submarines; underwater

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

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

[Superman on the High Seas] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take a trip to Kidtown and write up your...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (not named); Lois Lane; Holloway; Warren Kenyon; "Big Boy" Chaney (villain); Marchetti (villain); Mugsy (villain)
Synopsis
On assignment at Kidtown, Clark discovers that the institution needs $2 million to remain in the black and remain open, and, as Superman, decides that a newly discovered underwater treasure is the answer for the funds he needs.
Reprints
Keywords
Kidtown; submarine

Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story is an illustrated plug for Sandman and Batman. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[Most Complete Clock in the World] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
elephant fish; Rio de Oro

Superman Sends a Special Message to All Members! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Warehouse Robberies] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Pep.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Mr. Smith; Crane
Synopsis
Pep goes to work for Mr. Smith.

Indexer Notes

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
Sold into slavery, Marco Polo...
Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Marco Polo; Maffeo Polo; Nicola Polo
Synopsis
The Polo family continues their escape from slavery.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 2] (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
I tell you, Clip, I've heard of...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Jim Blake
Keywords
Pyramid of Kheoks

Indexer Notes

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

Treasure Hunt [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.56 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ? (credited as Jack Anthony)
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The two boys sat on the edge of...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tubby; Hank
Keywords
Timber Grove

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Model Builder / advertisement / 0.44 page (report information)

[The Devone Diamond] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One more bull's-eye and I'll have a perfect score!
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Tex Thomson; Gargantua T. Potts (introduction); Bob Daley; Achmed; Benett
Synopsis
Tex is hired to recover a diamond.
Keywords
Devone Diamond

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

From the Four Corners / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Records show that it has rained fish many times...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Maharajah of Patiala
Keywords
windmills

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Action Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jamaica is one of Great Britain's most important...
Characters
King George

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[Speeds Through Air Faster Than a bullet!] (Table of Contents: 13)

AiRecords / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chief test pilot H. Lloyd Child recently in a...
Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Characters
H. Lloyd Child; Lt. Kiffin Rockwell

[The Mighty Atom!] (Table of Contents: 14)

Nevertheless It's True / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joseph Greenstein, of Texas, 5 ft...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Joseph Greenstein

[Killer Keefe] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks
Homer Fleming (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Covered with the gray dust of the desert...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Chuck Dawson; Killer Keefe (villain); Blacky (horse); John Bowe; Jim Bowe
Synopsis
Chuck saves Jim Bowe from being hung.

The Ice Menace (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The harbor is overflowing - help!
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Tong; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Gordon; Harold Stefansen; Berhener
Synopsis
Zatara stops a scheme by Berhener to extort money from multiple nations.
Keywords
Montauk

The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  3. 2. [Superman on the High Seas]
    Superman
  4. 3. [Most Complete Clock in the World]
    Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s]
  5. 4. Superman Sends a Special Message to All Members!
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. [The Warehouse Robberies]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. ["Sold into slavery, Marco Polo..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. [The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 2]
    "Clip" Carson
  9. 8. Treasure Hunt [Part 1]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Model Builder
  11. 10. [The Devone Diamond]
    Tex Thomson
  12. 11. ["Records show that it has rained fish many times..."]
    From the Four Corners
  13. 12. ["Jamaica is one of Great Britain's most important..."]
    Action Stamp Page
  14. 13. [Speeds Through Air Faster Than a bullet!]
    AiRecords
  15. 14. [The Mighty Atom!]
    Nevertheless It's True
  16. 15. [Killer Keefe]
    Chuck Dawson
  17. 16. The Ice Menace
    Zatara
  18. 17. The Comic Book of Tomorrow Is Here Today!!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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