(October 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[2]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-08-24
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 in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 427466.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
soldiers; tanks

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

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

[The Return of the Ultra-Humanite] (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); Ultra-Humanite
Synopsis
Superman struggles to keep the Ultra-Humanite from his campaign to terrorize and blackmail Deering Lines or sabotage every steamer of their company.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel of the story was an illustrated ad for New York World's Fair Comics for 1939. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Superman's Special Message to the Superman of America (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Supermen of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Second Big Book of Superman! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[On the Ranch] (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; Mary; Mr. Smith; Buck; Pedro (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Mysterious Rescue] (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

Genre
historical
Characters
Marco Polo; Karlan; Abu Ll Kaf (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story title from next issue blurb in previous issue. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Cult of the Tiger, Part 1] (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; Japur Chunda; Jaffeer; Panjore; The Cult of the Tiger (villains)

A Lion's Share (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Captain Frank Thomas (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Return of the Gorrah, Part 1] (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; The Gorrah (villain); Bob Daley; Gargantua T. Potts; Ali-Baba

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Horse That Breathes Through His Neck!] (Table of Contents: 10)

Sportettes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Peter Song (a horse); George Varoff

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Royal Academy Commemorated] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[The Stage Hold-Up] (Table of Contents: 13)

"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; gun-hawks (villains)

[Autographs of Adam and Eve and of Judas Iscariot] (Table of Contents: 14)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp [as GEP] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as GEP] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Includes the autographs of Adam & Eve and Judas Iscariot; an unmarked grave; a strange beast; and the elephant.

The Peril of Ophir (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara, the Master Magician / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Beth Jordan; John Jordan; Setap (villain)

Superman at the World's Fair! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Be a Frontiersman (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Return of the Ultra-Humanite]
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman's Special Message to the Superman of America
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. A Second Big Book of Superman!
    Superman
  6. 5. [On the Ranch]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. [The Mysterious Rescue]
    The Adventures of Marco Polo
  8. 7. [The Cult of the Tiger, Part 1]
    "Clip" Carson
  9. 8. A Lion's Share
  10. 9. [The Return of the Gorrah, Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. [The Horse That Breathes Through His Neck!]
    Sportettes
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  13. 12. [Royal Academy Commemorated]
    Action Stamp Page
  14. 13. [The Stage Hold-Up]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  15. 14. [Autographs of Adam and Eve and of Judas Iscariot]
    Fantastic Facts
  16. 15. The Peril of Ophir
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  17. 16. Superman at the World's Fair!
    New York World's Fair Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  19. 18. Be a Frontiersman
    Daisy Air Rifles
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