Superman #39
(March-April 1946)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-01-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (editor, credited); Jack Schiff (assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Assistant editor dates approximate. On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pencils confirmed by Burnley

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

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

E Is for Elephant (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Big Superman Broadcast! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Boss Briggins (villain, introduction); Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st Superman radio show. Art id by Bob Hughes.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ten cents, four toothpicks...
Genre
humor

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

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

The Monster of China Deep! (Table of Contents: 7)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Captain Spears (villain, introduction); Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Brother / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube (signed)
Inks
Phil Berube (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a movie!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Fleers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Picture Frame (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fred Whitby]
Letters
typeset

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Phony Pendant] (Table of Contents: 13)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Sam Citron
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lois Lane; Clark Kent; Norton (introduction); Mrs. Van Ness (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer id by Martin O'Hearn and Richard Morrissey

Story title taken from reprint in Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus Volume 5.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Leo Johnson (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Swindle in Sweethearts! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Wilbur Wolfingham (villain); Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Vest Pocket" Power (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Eveready / 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. E Is for Elephant
  4. 3. The Big Superman Broadcast!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Well, no wonder!"]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Ten cents, four toothpicks..."]
    Scuffy the Tramp
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  8. 7. The Monster of China Deep!
    Superman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  10. 9. ["What a movie!"]
    Little Brother
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fleers
  12. 11. Picture Frame
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [The Phony Pendant]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  15. 14. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  16. 15. Leo Johnson
    Wheaties
  17. 16. Swindle in Sweethearts!
    Superman
  18. 17. ["His magnetic powers foil a vicious sabotage plot..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. "Vest Pocket" Power
    Eveready
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