(August 1946)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1946-06-12
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 copyright registration. Logo shrinks. Story order corrected by Robert Gee.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oops!! Missed again!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Trick-shot Schultz
Reprints
Keywords
golf

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

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

J Is for Jaguar (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Talisman of Trouble! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Stan Kaye (credited as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Burton Hayes; Keith Langwell
Synopsis
Lois and Clark encounter a man cursed with bad luck, owing, he claims, to the talisman he wears round his neck. Lois takes possession and flaunts the bad luck spirits by wearing it. Thanks to Clark and Superman (in both guises) she survives several attempts on her life. Superman then takes the talisman and foils more death attempts. Finally, Clark appears in the newsroom wearing it, claiming that Superman gave it to him as a gift. Clark gives Lois the full credit for the story and, in a rare display of affection, she kisses him on the cheek.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes.

Tenderfoot: His Feet Weren't So Tender (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

"P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stan Hack (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jinx Ranch! (Table of Contents: 6)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz (as Alvin Schwartz)
Pencils
Ed Smalle ?
Inks
Ed Smalle ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Jane Morgan; Curly; Red; Pops
Synopsis
Bill exposes a ranch foreman's efforts to convince the owner that her ranch is jinxed.
Keywords
American Southwest; horses; loco weed; mustard salve; petroleum; poisoning; ranching; rodeos

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Craig Delich.

Trapping the Hijackers! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Stumpy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, sonny, I'll give you a dime...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

The Moonstruck Girl! (Table of Contents: 10)

Hayfoot Henry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery

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

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

Faces in the Future! (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William White
Inks
William White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Jerry Mason; Dick; Jack
Synopsis
Zatara overhears three young boys on the street talking about their aspirations for life. One wants to be a hunter, another an explorer, but the third a crime-king. Zatara projects the boys fifteen years into their future, and shows them the possible outcome of their wishes. Jack, the would-be crime king, changes his mind and decides he might become a doctor or a teacher instead

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Bob Hughes. We formerly credited Mort Meskin with the pencils in error.

Backstage Hunch (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Neill (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Detective Lou Carney; Eames; Mrs. Wellington Deetz; Mitzi Martin

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

Daffy & Doodle / 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
Did I ever tell you about the time I caught a three foot bass, Daffy?
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

The Tiger's Skin! (Table of Contents: 16)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Saunders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Nick the Gambler; Slasher
Synopsis
The Vigilante and Stuff prevent a mugging on the street. They find it is an acquaintance, an honest gambler named Nick. He has bought a tiger skin which grants wishes, but each time a wish is granted it shrinks a little.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Bob Hughes.

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

Bendix Coaster Brake / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Gahoon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Four Against the Sea (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. ["Oops!! Missed again!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. J Is for Jaguar
  4. 3. The Talisman of Trouble!
    Superman
  5. 4. Tenderfoot: His Feet Weren't So Tender
    "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. Stan Hack
    Wheaties
  7. 6. Jinx Ranch!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. Trapping the Hijackers!
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  9. 8. ["Say, sonny, I'll give you a dime..."]
    Stumpy
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. The Moonstruck Girl!
    Hayfoot Henry
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  13. 12. Faces in the Future!
    Zatara
  14. 13. Backstage Hunch
  15. 14. ["Did I ever tell you about the time I caught a three foot bass, Daffy?"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  17. 16. The Tiger's Skin!
    Vigilante
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Gahoon
  20. 19. Four Against the Sea
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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