(December 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[2]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-10-24
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 435264.


[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
artillery

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

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

[The Purple Plague] (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]; Dr. Travers; Ultra-Humanite (villain)
Synopsis
A purple plaque sweeps Metropolis killing citizens left and right. Only Dr. Travers has discovered antidote, and Superman must stop the Ultra-Humanite from killing the good doctor and prevent that cure from being used.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

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

Superman's Special Monthly Message to the Supermen of America! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Train Robbery] (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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Boot Thieves] (Table of Contents: 6)

"Chuck" Dawson / comic story / 4 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

[The Ivory Safari, 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Forest Fire (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ? [as Jack Anthony] (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Zombies [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

Salty Sam / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Salty!
Genre
humor
Characters
Salty Sam

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Murder in the Air] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

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

This Doggone World / 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
The rat!" "The dog!" "Lowdown cur!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

[Values and Colors Change] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

The Gorilla King (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Quick! Dive for those magazines!"]
  3. 2. [The Purple Plague]
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Announcing -- The third Superman quarterly..."]
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman's Special Monthly Message to the Supermen of America!
    Supermen of America
  6. 5. [The Train Robbery]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. [The Boot Thieves]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  8. 7. [The Ivory Safari, Part 1]
    "Clip" Carson
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Forest Fire
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Zombies [Part 1]
    Tex Thomson
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  14. 13. ["Hello Salty!"]
    Salty Sam
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  16. 15. [Murder in the Air]
    Three Aces
  17. 16. ["The rat!" "The dog!" "Lowdown cur!"]
    This Doggone World
  18. 17. [Values and Colors Change]
    Action Stamp Page
  19. 18. The Gorilla King
    Zatara, the Master Magician
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
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