(May 1946)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1946-03-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume I, Part 2, Numbers 1 and 2, Periodicals, 1946-1947. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B11370.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis
Underwater, Superman is playing checkers with a man in a deep-sea diving costume.
Reprints
Keywords
checkers; deep sea divers; fish; oceans

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

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

Your Red Cross Must Carry On! (Table of Contents: 2)

public service announcement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Haircut -- and a Close Shave! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every barber has the reputation of being a great talker...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Twister; Lois Lane
Synopsis
A writer decides to become a criminal as "research" for his next book.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils previously credited to Sam Citron. Based on Martin O’Hearn's blog:
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/04/millie-model-by-ken-bald-and-pete…,
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2014/03/pete-riss-mahunter.html, and
http://martinohearn.blogspot.com/2012/03/superman-riss-or-citron.html and comparing this story to Citron’s known work on Classics Illustrated 10 [HRN 140] and the DC Mr. District Attorney series, this art credit has been changed to Pete Riss.

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

"Pepsi" the Pepsi Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Adventure in Hollywood! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Frenchy; Slim; Jeffrey Kendall
Synopsis
An amnesiac Bill attempts to avoid thugs intent on securing a treasure map in Bill's possession.
Keywords
amnesia; Hollywood Park; lions; Mammoth Studios; motion pictures; treasure maps

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Danger's Midgets! (Table of Contents: 9)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Inks
George Roussos (credited as Mort Morton Jr.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Few people like The Dummy...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Saunders]; The Dummy (villain); Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Tin-Ear Tommy (crook)
Synopsis
While escaping from the police, The Dummy is hidden by a sympathetic female midget [sic], then they get away in her car, eventually running down The Vigilante. The Dummy gets his comeuppance at a carnival, where a horde of midgets bring him down.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

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
This is the 'Man in the Street' quiz program...
Genre
humor

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Killer's Refuge (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Ovid Lebrie; Sgt. Dennis Macklin; Brother Dominique

The Sabotaged Dinner! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because a rhyme's missing, Henry can't eat...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

Phil Cavarretta (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wonders of Words! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many of the words you know and say are really magic...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; Dan Towne
Synopsis
Zatara catches a boy sneaking out of school because he would rather fish than find out the meaning of three words he had been given. The words are pterodactyl, jinn and corsair. Zatara decides to show him what fun the exercise can be.

How Thom McAn Tamed a Tornado (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries / 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. Your Red Cross Must Carry On!
  4. 3. Haircut -- and a Close Shave!
    Superman
  5. 4. ["Wish I had a gun, Pepsi..."]
    "Pepsi" the Pepsi Cola Cop
  6. 5. ["My only game was tiddlywinks..."]
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Adventure in Hollywood!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  10. 9. Danger's Midgets!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  11. 10. ["This is the 'Man in the Street' quiz program..."]
    Scuffy the Tramp
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. Killer's Refuge
  14. 13. The Sabotaged Dinner!
    Hayfoot Henry
  15. 14. Phil Cavarretta
    Wheaties
  16. 15. Wonders of Words!
    Zatara
  17. 16. How Thom McAn Tamed a Tornado
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. ["Souvenir or no souvenir...you leave that here!"]
    Lighter Moments with Fresh Eveready Batteries
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