(April 1946)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1946-02-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor)
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 copyright registration.


The Laughing Stock of Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; the Prankster
Reprints
Keywords
pie in the face

Indexer Notes

inker id by Craig Delich

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

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

G Is for Gazelle (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Laughing Stock of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Small
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Professor Hi Laryus]; Lois Lane; the Prankster (villain); Mayor Caldwell; Jimmy Olsen
Reprints

Indexer Notes

art id by Bob Hughes

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Legal Eagle! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Stan Kaye (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

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

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

The Burgling Bookman! (Table of Contents: 7)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante

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

Jasper / 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
I'll take her if she can sing...
Genre
humor

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

Fleers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

New Fangled Hoosegow (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
V. V. Dredaine
Letters
typeset

Upstream River Rats! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Edwin Smalle
Inks
Edwin Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Hollis; Leffridge; Dutch; Blackie
Synopsis
Bill exposes a pair of treasure hunters trying to keep visitors away from their gold stream.
Keywords
alligators; Amazon River; gold; gold panning; silver

Indexer Notes

writer id by Craig Delich

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Byron Nelson (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Willie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Could I have a nice, big piece of pie, Mommy?
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Spotlight for Cinderella! (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. F. White (signed)
Inks
W. F. White (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

The Weather Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cool Under Fire! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Laughing Stock of Metropolis
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. G Is for Gazelle
  4. 3. The Laughing Stock of Metropolis!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["I just called to tell you you're all out of Wheaties, Mother..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Legal Eagle!
    Hayfoot Henry
  7. 6. ["His strange magnetic powers save him from being torn to bits..."]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  8. 7. The Burgling Bookman!
    Vigilante
  9. 8. ["I'll take her if she can sing..."]
    Jasper
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fleers
  11. 10. New Fangled Hoosegow
  12. 11. Upstream River Rats!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  14. 13. Byron Nelson
    Wheaties
  15. 14. ["Could I have a nice, big piece of pie, Mommy?"]
    Willie
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    History's Mysteries; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  17. 16. Spotlight for Cinderella!
    Zatara
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Weather Man
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  20. 19. Cool Under Fire!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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