(May 1947)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1947-03-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications Inc.
Publisher's Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
steel mill

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

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

S Is for Skunk (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Great Crasher! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jerry Seigel]
Pencils
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster)
Inks
John Sikela (ghosted for Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a story of a peculiar character whose hobby is "gate crashing."
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Great Crasher [Vince Vincent]; Mugsy Magoon (villain); The Mugsy Magoon Mob (villains); Hubert; Horace; Terry Gleason; Thomas; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark writes a story about Vince Vincent, The Great Crasher, who has a hobby of getting into places and events without an invitation. Mugsy Magoon then kidnaps Vince to get him to help his gang get into places to commit robberies.
Reprints

Rudy York (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pokey Joe's Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fight That Couldn't Be Won! (Table of Contents: 6)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Ladies and gentlemen - in this corner Congo Bill..."
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Jim Carey; Sailor Frank Burke; Jake
Synopsis
Bill helps a depressed ex-boxing champ recover his will to live.
Keywords
boxing; Pacific Ocean; Turamoa (Pacific island)

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

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

Batman and Robin Fans Attention! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Baker and the Jailbird! (Table of Contents: 9)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
William White
Inks
William White
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nick the baker mixed the tastiest cakes and pies in town...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John "Zatara]; Nick Tray the baker
Synopsis
Nick Tray baked pies used for the pie-throwing scenes in the silent comedy movies. Eventually he left the scene in order to produce pies and cakes which would actually be eaten and enjoyed. crooks place a bomb inside one of Nick's cakes and rob the guests. Zatara is present and eventually catches up with the crooks.

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

Willy / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Mom. I'll round up the gang...
Genre
humor

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

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

Crime Question (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Blane
Letters
typeset

The Triumph of Taffy! (Table of Contents: 13)

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
It takes more than courage to face flying lead...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Town That Roared Again! (Table of Contents: 15)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos (signed as Roussos)
Inks
George Roussos (signed as Roussos)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deserted and forgotten...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Slagle (villain); Ziegler (villain)
Synopsis
Coyote Gulch became a ghost town when the gold petered out. A gang of crooks on the run arrive and decide to create a scam by mixing their gold dust with the mine dirt. They buy the town for a mere pittance and, once a boom is started, they sell plots at inflated prices. Greg Sanders is booked to sing in the town and observes the crooked gambling. As The Vigilante he exposes the gold-salting scam. Rich minerals are discovered in the spring water and a year later the town booms as a spa resort.

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

Post's Grape-Nuts / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Wrong-Way Touchdown (Well, Almost!) (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. S Is for Skunk
  4. 3. The Great Crasher!
    Superman
  5. 4. Rudy York
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Pokey Joe's Secret Weapon
    Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  7. 6. The Fight That Couldn't Be Won!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  9. 8. Batman and Robin Fans Attention!
    Tomahawk; Star Spangled Comics
  10. 9. The Baker and the Jailbird!
    Zatara
  11. 10. ["Okay, Mom. I'll round up the gang..."]
    Willy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. Crime Question
  14. 13. The Triumph of Taffy!
    Hayfoot Henry
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  16. 15. The Town That Roared Again!
    Vigilante
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Post's Grape-Nuts
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics
  19. 18. The Wrong-Way Touchdown (Well, Almost!)
    Thom McAn
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  • Matthew Head
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