(July 1947)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1947-05-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Mother Goose Crimes (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
Jack Adler
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Old King Cole; Mother Hubbard; Little Jack Horner
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns; nursery rhymes

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

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

U Is for Unicorn (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Mother Goose Crimes! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Ira Yarbrough; Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We all treasure our favorite childhood nursery rhymes...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Susie Tompkins (Lois Lane's niece); Monk Malone [also as Old Mother Hubbard]; Mother Goose (criminal imposter); Old King Cole (criminal imposter); Little Bo-Peep (criminal imposter); Humpty Dumpty (criminal imposter); Little Boy Blue (criminal imposter)
Synopsis
Clark and Lois take Lois' niece Susie to a children's theater show, but the actors portraying characters from nursery rhymes are really criminals.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The faces of Superman, Clark and Lois appear to be inked by Stan Kaye.

Buddy Rosar (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The King of the Gorillas! (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
The perils of big-game hunting with camera...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Ed Perkins; Joe Sardi; Gus Schultz; Nick Morris; Fred Buckley
Synopsis
Bill helps a group of zoo keepers secure trained gorillas for their zoo.
Keywords
animal training; crocodiles; gorillas; ivory; Lodge City; zoos

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

Kellogg's Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Danger Is Where You Make It! (Table of Contents: 8)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't cross a street these days without risking your life!
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara]
Synopsis
Zatara teaches a group of school children the importance of safety on the roads by Magically flying them above cars and transforming some of the drivers into animals they most resemble (e.g. a speedster into an ostrich). In court as their animal selves they beg Zatara to change them back, swearing they will never more transgress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Old Mill Stabilizer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Good-Natured Pop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Please, Pop, can I pick some flowers for you?

How to Grind the Mill (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tips on Expert Skating; Winchester Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

One Good Turn (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter
Letters
typeset

Sleepyside's Meanest Thief! (Table of Contents: 13)

Hayfoot Henry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Stan Kaye (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hayfoot Henry, Sleepyside's cop...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry
Synopsis
Henry apprehends a vain man who has committed crimes in order to make a toupee.

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hope Doodle likes the jacket I got him...
Genre
humor

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

Craftsmen's Guild / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Outwitting the Kidnappers (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Girl Sheriff of Benton City! (Table of Contents: 17)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Pony Express rides again!
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Sheriff Jo Benton; Tip Tyler (crook)
Synopsis
The Vigilante and Stuff are in Benton City, where the sheriff is the granddaughter of a previous sheriff. Local crook Tip Tyler is trying to tarnish her reputation, so The Vigilante offers to be her deputy until they sort the mess out.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Now! The Vigilante Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Vigilante / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Daffy. I'm glad we came to see this play...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The "Cuckoo Kayo" (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mother Goose Crimes
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. U Is for Unicorn
  4. 3. Mother Goose Crimes!
    Superman
  5. 4. Buddy Rosar
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal
    Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  7. 6. The King of the Gorillas!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. Danger Is Where You Make It!
    Zatara
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Old Mill Stabilizer
  11. 10. ["Please, Pop, can I pick some flowers for you?"]
    Good-Natured Pop
  12. 11. How to Grind the Mill
    Tips on Expert Skating; Winchester Skates
  13. 12. One Good Turn
  14. 13. Sleepyside's Meanest Thief!
    Hayfoot Henry
  15. 14. ["Hope Doodle likes the jacket I got him..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Craftsmen's Guild
  17. 16. Outwitting the Kidnappers
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  18. 17. The Girl Sheriff of Benton City!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  19. 18. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  20. 19. Now! The Vigilante Is in the Movies!
    Vigilante
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  22. 21. ["Gosh, Daffy. I'm glad we came to see this play..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  23. 22. The "Cuckoo Kayo"
    Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn
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