(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 [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 422131.


[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 [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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 / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

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 [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan; Mr. Smith
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
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sold into slavery, Marco Polo...
Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo

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
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

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 ? [as Jack Anthony] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Gargantua T. Potts (introduction)

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation

[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
?

Genre
non-fiction

[Killer Keefe] (Table of Contents: 15)

"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; Killer Keefe (villain)

The Ice Menace (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara, the Master Magician / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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)

Editing
Related Scans
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
  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. [no title indexed]
    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, the Master Magician
  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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