Superman #42
(September-October 1946)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-07-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (editor, credited); Jack Schiff (assistant editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #183, 187, 193, 197, 202, 207, 212, 217, 222, 227, 245, 252, 272, 278, 284)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inker credit by Bob Hughes

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Wouldn't Quit! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; J. Wilbur Wolfingham (villain); John Ross; Tom Crowell; Jim Waverly; Lois Lane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit by Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Johnny Mize (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Bowling Alley Crimes] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lois Lane, Girl Reporter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Steve Bard; Clark Kent; Perry White; Whitey (villain, introduction); Turk (villain, introduction); unnamed crook (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Rich Morrissey and Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit by Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Here's a Fact Magazine with Superman Punch! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

A Legend Comes True! (Table of Contents: 9)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Burton Crowther (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Casey Down
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit by Bob Hughes.

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

Stumpy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gum Free Samples
Genre
humor

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

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

K Is the Letter for Kangaroo (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Tin Badge (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter
Letters
typeset

The Death of Clark Kent! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Kenneth Clarkson]; Pinky Redd (Villain, Introduction); Professor Fergusson; Lois Lane; Hal Hocum
Synopsis
When Clark Kent is "killed" in front of witnesses Superman adopts a new identity.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Inker credit by Bob Hughes.

Redone in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #127.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

How to Avoid These "Booby Traps" in Your Home! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Man Who Wouldn't Quit!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    "Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop
  5. 4. Johnny Mize
    Wheaties
  6. 5. [The Bowling Alley Crimes]
    Lois Lane, Girl Reporter
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. Here's a Fact Magazine with Superman Punch!
    Real Fact Comics
  9. 8. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. A Legend Comes True!
    Superman
  11. 10. ["Gum Free Samples"]
    Stumpy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. K Is the Letter for Kangaroo
  15. 14. Tin Badge
  16. 15. The Death of Clark Kent!
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  18. 17. How to Avoid These "Booby Traps" in Your Home!
    Eveready
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