(September 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[2]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-07-24
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 424435.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed as Guardineer)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed as Guardineer)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints
Keywords
canteens; deserts; French Foreign Legion; kepis; Persian slippers; rifles; swords; turbans

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

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

[Superman and the Numbers Racket] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Racing high over the darkened city, is a fantastic...
Feature Logo
Superman [over-lapping P, fat letters]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (unnamed); Police Commissioner Watson; Marty Kaye (Villain); Butch (Villain); Nick (Villain); Pete (Villain); Jack O'Leary
Synopsis
After a run-in with a gambler who is opting out for suicide, and a Police Commissioner who won't deal with the city's gambling problem, Superman decides to wage a one-man war himself against gambling and aid the victims of it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story is an illustrated plug for New York World's Fair Comics for 1939. Note and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[Mexico Honors Philatelists] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mexico's promised set in honor of the World Wide Convention of...
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Eiffel Tower; Yugoslavia

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[Babe Risko, Casey Stengel, Joe Medwick] (Table of Contents: 4)

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Risko entered the Navy when he was sixteen and...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Babe Risko; Casey Stengel; Joe Medwick

[Bodyguard] (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; Mary Smith; Antone; Slim; Slug
Synopsis
Mr. Smith hires Pep as a bodyguard for his daughter.

Indexer Notes

Continued in next issue. 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
After rescuing his father...
Feature Logo
The Adventures of Marco Polo
Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Marco Polo; Abu-El-Kaf
Synopsis
Marco continues to elude those who tried to enslave him.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 7)

"Clip" Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you do here, defilers of the tomb?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Jim Blake; Sgt. Beatty

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[Tex Thomson, Double Agent] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
As our story opens, Tex Thomson, Bob Daley and Tex's new valet...
Feature Logo
Tex Thomson
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Tex Thomson; Gargantua T. Potts; Bob Daley
Keywords
France

Indexer Notes

Gargantua T. Potts becomes Tex's valet. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. Signed by Baily on page 10.

Treasure Hunt [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tubby and Hank, two boys in their middle teens, decide to hunt for...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tubby; Hank; Captain Roberts
Keywords
Timber Grove

[Trouble at the Box-M] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Chuck Dawson's black stallion tops the steep...
Feature Logo
"Chuck" Dawson
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Chuck Dawson; Blacky (horse); Jim Mason
Synopsis
Chuck is framed for the murder of Jim Mason.

The Terror from Saturn (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Walking in the country one night, Zatara and...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Tong; Gorla; Poora; Ool
Synopsis
Invaders from Saturn want to take over Earth.
Keywords
Saturn

Indexer Notes

First time since Action Comics #1-3 in which Zatara speaks backwards to invoke his magic.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For countless centuries men have lived in these strange rock cones!
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Cappadocia

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics; Movie Comics
  3. 2. [Superman and the Numbers Racket]
    Superman
  4. 3. [Mexico Honors Philatelists]
    Action Stamp Page
  5. 4. [Babe Risko, Casey Stengel, Joe Medwick]
    Odds 'n Ends
  6. 5. [Bodyguard]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. ["After rescuing his father..."]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. [The Pharaoh's Treasure, Part 3]
    "Clip" Carson
  9. 8. ["Supermen of America -- Here's a special free prize offer..."]
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. [Tex Thomson, Double Agent]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. Treasure Hunt [Part 2]
  12. 11. [Trouble at the Box-M]
    Chuck Dawson
  13. 12. The Terror from Saturn
    Zatara
  14. 13. ["For countless centuries men have lived in these strange rock cones!"]
    Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s]
  15. 14. ["The comic book of tomorrow is here today!!"]
    New York World's Fair Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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