Superman #44
(January-February 1947)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-10-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Superman, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth; 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.

Though this is the last issue officially published by Superman, Inc., some stories would continue to be copyrighted by Superman, Inc. until the 1960's.


Playthings of Peril (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Toyman

Indexer Notes

inker credit by Bob Hughes

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Playthings of Peril! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Toyman (villain); Lois Lane

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker credit by Bob Hughes

Clark Shaughnessy (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Men Who Didn't Die on Time! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Samuel C. Owens (villain, intro); Lois Lane; Joe Swift (intro)

Indexer Notes

credits by Bob Hughes

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

O Is for Opposum (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Sky Ride (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mal Terret
Letters
typeset

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! Seventy-two!
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Shakespeare's Ghost Writer! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
William Shakespeare; James I; Lois Lane; Perry White; Rinton
Synopsis
Supes helps Shakespeare write MACBETH! When Lois and Clark are accidentally sent through time and Superman shows up, Lois thinks Clark must be Superman, but he fools her with a dummy and some ventriloquism. Superman can't travel through time be himself in this story.

Indexer Notes

1st (?) time travel story. Inker credit by Bob Hughes.

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

General Mills, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Salesman Sam / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good afternoon, sir...
Genre
humor

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

Circus Candy Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Thom McAn Rescued the Polar Explorers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Red Ryder's Safety Message to Daisy Air Rifle Owners (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Red Ryder; Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 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. Playthings of Peril
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Playthings of Peril!
    Superman
  4. 3. Clark Shaughnessy
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. The Men Who Didn't Die on Time!
    Superman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. O Is for Opposum
  10. 9. Sky Ride
  11. 10. ["Ah! Seventy-two!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  12. 11. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. Shakespeare's Ghost Writer!
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    General Mills, Inc.
  15. 14. ["Good afternoon, sir..."]
    Salesman Sam
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Circus Candy Factory
  17. 16. How Thom McAn Rescued the Polar Explorers
    Thom McAn
  18. 17. Red Ryder's Safety Message to Daisy Air Rifle Owners
    Red Ryder; Daisy Manufacturing Company
  19. 18. How to Outbluff a Vicious Dog at Night!
    Eveready
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