Superman #46
(May-June 1947)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1947-03-03
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
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

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)

Mr. Mxyztplk Goes to College! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); Carlton University Dean; Coach Manning; Coach Raney; unnamed umpire
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyztplk enrolls in college to help their baseball team using his magic to become their star player. Leading his team to the championship game, Mxyztplk is their sole player, but the opposing team replaces its players with Superman, leading to baseball championship game like no other.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Enos Slaughter (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)

High Man on a Flagpole! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Tom Trent; Arnold Carlyle; Jean Dixon; Quent
Synopsis
As Tom Trent attempts to break a world record by sitting on a flagpole for 51 days in order to win the hand of Jean Dixon, Superman must intervene when an unknown party attempts to sabotage Tom's record-breaking attempt.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Martin O'Hearn. Inks credit from Bob Hughes.

A Close Call! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Blind Reckoning (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter
Letters
typeset

Will Jimmy Win a New Columbia? (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

That Old Class of Superboy's! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy] (as Superboy in flashback); Lester "Pudge" Smythe (introduction); Stanley "Flip" King (introduction); Benjamin "Dizzy" Dowling (introduction); Peggy "Red" Watson (introduction); Lois Lane
Synopsis
Clark Kent does a story researching how his school classmates lived up to their ambitions. But as he did as Superboy when they were younger, Superman must step in to help them when needed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Second Superboy story written by Jerry Siegel. Inker id by Bob Hughes.

First mention of Superboy in Superman.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Spike / 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
Quick, mister! Let me have a double chocolate soda...
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

The "Homer" That Didn't Count! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Eveready / 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. Mr. Mxyztplk Goes to College!
    Superman
  5. 4. Enos Slaughter
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Pokey Joe's Secret Weapon
    Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  7. 6. High Man on a Flagpole!
    Superman
  8. 7. A Close Call!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  9. 8. Blind Reckoning
  10. 9. Will Jimmy Win a New Columbia?
    Columbia
  11. 10. That Old Class of Superboy's!
    Superman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Post's Grape-Nuts
  14. 13. ["Quick, mister! Let me have a double chocolate soda..."]
    Spike
  15. 14. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  16. 15. The "Homer" That Didn't Count!
    Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Eveready
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