(November 1946)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1946-09-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor, uncredited); Mort Weisinger (story editor, uncredited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Mr. Mxyztplk and His Wonderful Lamp! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Mr. Mxyztplk
Reprints
Keywords
flying carpets; magic lamps

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

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

M Is for Mule (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Mr. Mxyztplk and His Wonderful Lamp! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you'd like an Aladdin's lamp...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White; Mortimer; Slim; O. Whilom Potts
Synopsis
Mxyztplk is back to make Superman's life a misery. On this occasion he overhears Superman saying that Aladdin's magic lamp might be too much even for he to handle. Mxyztplk researches the lamp and causes a giant version to appear on the street, labelled 'Property of Aladdin DO NOT TOUCH'. Inevitably curiosity gets the better of some people and when touched Mxyztplk appears as the genie and starts granting wishes. Superman and Lois get him to agree to three wishes, which include voluntarily pronouncing his own name backwards, which sends him back to his own dimension.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credits by Bob Hughes

Saving the Warden's Daughter! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Steve Van Buren (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Logical Wrangle! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
About nothing at all, this tale is told...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry Shortyfellow; Professor Sneed; Professor Weed
Synopsis
Henry is announced to receive an award, but the two professors who come to vet him declare that he falls short of the honor. He eventually reasons with them and they change their minds.

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Monark Super Deluxe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Congo, U.S.A.! (Table of Contents: 8)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The last place you might think of finding a jungle is in our own country!
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Cal Jones; Sheik
Synopsis
Bill seeks out an inventor friend who has become a recluse and is now the target of thieves.
Keywords
closed-circuit televisions; hobo jungles; hobos; robots; sedan chairs

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Craig Delich

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Kafloppos / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want the very best seed you have...
Genre
humor

Road Incident (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Ballard
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Swan Song for Outlaws! (Table of Contents: 12)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No swoon crooner is the Prairie Troubadour...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; the Rope Raiders [Hardpan Hank; Tombstone]
Synopsis
While broadcasting over the radio there is a technical fault which accidentally makes Greg's voice modulate and sound like a crooner. He receives great acclaim from the bobbysoxers, much to Stuff's disgust.

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got you a job at the circus, Daffy...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Antics about Ancestors! (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William White (signed as W F White)
Inks
William White (signed as W F White)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the world of today, it doesn't matter wo you are...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]; J. Morton Thirston, IV; his granfather (in 1859); Jerry Lionel; Gerald of the Mailed Fist
Synopsis
Zatara overhears a snobbish boy refusing to play ball with an orphan, so he magically transports them into the past, to discover that the snob's grandfather was hanged as a horse thief in 1859, and the orphan's ancestor was a Knight of the Realm in 1190.

How Thom McAn Licked the Landslide (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

How to Outbluff a Vicious Dog at Night! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mr. Mxyztplk and His Wonderful Lamp!
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. M Is for Mule
  4. 3. Mr. Mxyztplk and His Wonderful Lamp!
    Superman
  5. 4. Saving the Warden's Daughter!
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  6. 5. Steve Van Buren
    Wheaties
  7. 6. A Logical Wrangle!
    Hayfoot Henry
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  9. 8. Congo, U.S.A.!
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. Supermen of America
  11. 10. ["I want the very best seed you have..."]
    Kafloppos
  12. 11. Road Incident
  13. 12. Swan Song for Outlaws!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  14. 13. ["I got you a job at the circus, Daffy..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  16. 15. Antics about Ancestors!
    Zatara
  17. 16. How Thom McAn Licked the Landslide
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. ["Don't miss these new issues..."]
  19. 18. How to Outbluff a Vicious Dog at Night!
    Eveready
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