(November 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[2]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-09-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (credited as Vincent A. Sullivan) (editor)

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 432357.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed as Guardineer)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed as Guardineer)
Colors
?

Genre
aviation
Reprints
Keywords
biplanes

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

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

[Superman's Super-Campaign] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Paul Cassidy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Superman [over-lapping P, fat letters]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Gene Powers; George Taylor (unnamed); Senator Hastings; Trixie (Villain); Hamilton (editor of the Morning Herald, villain)
Synopsis
Superman investigates and halts the activities of a "yellow journalist" editor who is blackmailing noted officials.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last panel features the cover and ad for New York World's Fair Comics for 1939. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

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

Flash! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Old Elias] (Table of Contents: 5)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed as Gene Baxter)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed as Gene Baxter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pep has been vacationing at the ranch of his wealthy...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Pep Morgan; Mary Smith; Mr. Smith; Jake Garrow; Sam; Elias Jones; Eddie
Synopsis
Garrow schemes to take land owned by Elias Jones.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Frame] (Table of Contents: 6)

Chuck Dawson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks
Homer Fleming (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tying his reins to the hitch-rail, Chuck starts...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Chuck Dawson; Bart Jackson; Lafe Collins; Speck Gill; Jim Lacey
Synopsis
Bart Jackson is accused of killing Lafe Collins.

[The Cult of the Tiger, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

"Clip" Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the last installment, Clip Carson had rescued an old friend, Rajah...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Nakir; Rajah Chunda; Panjore; Jaffeer
Synopsis
Panjore and Jaffeer plot to kill Rajah Chunda to inherit his assets.
Keywords
India

Flying Fool (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ?; Vin Sullivan ? (credited as Terry Keane)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tensely and with hearts filled with apprehension, the...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Smith; Crowley; Burke; Pete Maloney

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Return of the Gorrah, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Tex Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arriving in Constantinople, Tex Thomson accepts the...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Tex Thomson; The Gorrah (villain); Ali; Zloga; Bob Daley; Gargantua T. Potts

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Tiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whee! Just my dish!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tiny; Jimmy; Bill
Synopsis
Tiny eats Jimmy's ice cream.

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Movie Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Gifts for You! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Captured Planes] (Table of Contents: 14)

Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bert Christman (signed as Christopher)
Inks
Bert Christman (signed as Christopher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will] (introduction, origin); Hamud; Dr. Tussin
Synopsis
Dr. Tussin plots to steal the planes of the Three Aces.
Keywords
Baghdad

[Nature's Bowling Green] (Table of Contents: 15)

Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s] / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Papp
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Father Time and the elements have fashioned these...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
General Grant; General Mills
Keywords
Iceland; sharks

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Intellectuals of France (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While there may be a question as to whether...
Characters
Claude Debussy; Honore Balzac; Claude Bernard

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

The Atlantis Mystery (Table of Contents: 17)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among the myths of this world of ours is the tale of the...
Feature Logo
Zatara the Master Magician
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara; Queen Setap; Barnacle Will; Gath; Loalla; Roor
Synopsis
Setap enlists the help of Zatara to find the lost city of Atlantis.
Keywords
Atlantis

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Superman's Super-Campaign]
    Superman
  4. 3. Superman's Special Monthly Message to the Supermen of America
    Supermen of America
  5. 4. Flash!
    New York World's Fair Comics; Superman
  6. 5. [Old Elias]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. [The Frame]
    Chuck Dawson
  8. 7. [The Cult of the Tiger, Part 2]
    "Clip" Carson
  9. 8. Flying Fool
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  11. 10. [The Return of the Gorrah, Part 2]
    Tex Thomson
  12. 11. ["Whee! Just my dish!"]
    Tiny
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Movie Comics
  14. 13. Gifts for You!
    American Specialty Company
  15. 14. [The Captured Planes]
    Three Aces
  16. 15. [Nature's Bowling Green]
    Fantastic Facts [DC, 1930s-50s]
  17. 16. Intellectuals of France
    Action Stamp Page
  18. 17. The Atlantis Mystery
    Zatara
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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