(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 [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 424435.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
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
?

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

Genre
non-fiction

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
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

[Bodyguard] (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

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
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After rescuing his father...
Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo

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
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

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 Thompson, 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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Gargantua T. Potts

Indexer Notes

Gargantua T. Potts becomes Tex's valet. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

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

"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

The Terror from Saturn (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara, the Master Magician / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Tong; Gorla; Poora; Ool
Synopsis
Invaders from Saturn want to take over Earth.

Indexer Notes

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

[For Countless Centuries Men Have Lived in These Strange Rock Cones!] (Table of Contents: 13)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

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 Thompson, 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, the Master Magician
  14. 13. [For Countless Centuries Men Have Lived in These Strange Rock Cones!]
    Fantastic Facts
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    New York World's Fair Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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