Superman #45
(March-April 1947)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946-12-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney 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
Jack Burnley
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inker credit by Bob Hughes

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lois Lane, Superwoman! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
BBB Gang [Brute; Buzzard; Bear] (intro, villains); Superman; Hocus; Pocus; Lois Lane [as Superwoman]; Perry White
Synopsis
Lois believes Hocus and Pocus have given her super powers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Two of America's Most Famous Boys! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Showdown on the Showboat! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Hugh Rowland (intro, villain); Captain George Golden (intro); Gilda Golden (intro, George's daughter)

Indexer Notes

inker credit by Bob Hughes

Crash Landing! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Q is for Quagga (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Crime Key (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Wade
Letters
typeset

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of ownership--Published by National Comics 480 Lexington Ave, NY 17, NY
Editor: F.W. Ellsworth
Business Manager J.S. Liebowitz
Owners: H & G Donenfeld, J & R Liebowitz, P & S Sampliner, Irwin and Sonia Donenfeld
2nd class postage permit: New York City

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yessir - Me best guide in Indian country!
Genre
humor

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

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

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

Handy Andy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our own favorite homespun inventor who shows you how to make...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

"Happy" Herman / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Piffle! Mr. Piffle! Your house is on fire!
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Living Trophies! (Table of Contents: 16)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; an alien (intro, villain); Lois Lane
Synopsis
When kidnapped by an alien collector, Superman uses his telepathic will control and face changing powers to escape.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a good idea of yours Daffy, taking this hotel room...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (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. Lois Lane, Superwoman!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Two of America's Most Famous Boys!
    Star Spangled Comics; Robin; Adventure Comics; Superboy
  6. 5. Showdown on the Showboat!
    Superman
  7. 6. Crash Landing!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. Q is for Quagga
  10. 9. Crime Key
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. ["Yessir - Me best guide in Indian country!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  14. 13. ["Our own favorite homespun inventor who shows you how to make..."]
    Handy Andy
  15. 14. ["Mr. Piffle! Mr. Piffle! Your house is on fire!"]
    "Happy" Herman
  16. 15. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  17. 16. The Case of the Living Trophies!
    Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  19. 18. ["It was a good idea of yours Daffy, taking this hotel room..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Eveready
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