Superman #47
(July-August 1947)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1947-04-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth; Jack Schiff (uncredited); Mort Weisinger (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
Keywords
bowling pins; juggling

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Toyman's Castle! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Toyman [Winslow Schott] (villain); Kid Kale; Zip; Mrs. Thwart
Synopsis
In prison, the Toyman builds toys that are sold to his gang on the outside to show them how to plan the perfect crime. After escaping prison, Toyman has a scheme to steal signatures from rich people to use to steal their wealth. When Lois discovers his plan, Toyman takes her prisoner, and Superman must rescue her from a trap of deadly toys.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker credit by Bob Hughes

Dave Ferriss (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Susie Reforms! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
Stan Kaye ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Susie Tompkins; Tambu (villain, introduction); Kadir (villain, introduction); Crawley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lois makes Susie promise to stop making up wild stories, so when Susie witnesses elephants from the zoo flying away, no one believes her!
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Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker credit by Bob Hughes

Kid Pep Rescues a Steeplejack! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tide Squeeze (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Don Carter
Letters
typeset

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Outwitting the Kidnappers (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Superman's Unlucky Day! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ira Yarbrough
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Maude; Willie; Mr. Randall
Synopsis
Superman has a BAD day!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker id by Bob Hughes

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

Spalding / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Kids / 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
I like cake, too!!
Genre
children

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

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

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

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

Dapper Jack's Dream (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / 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. The Toyman's Castle!
    Superman
  4. 3. Dave Ferriss
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Jack Treddle Gets Hero's Medal
    Another Jim Wise Real-Life Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. Susie Reforms!
    Superman
  7. 6. Kid Pep Rescues a Steeplejack!
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. Tide Squeeze
  10. 9. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  12. 11. Outwitting the Kidnappers
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  13. 12. Superman's Unlucky Day!
    Superman
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Spalding
  15. 14. ["I like cake, too!!"]
    The Kids
  16. 15. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Post's Grape-Nuts
  18. 17. Dapper Jack's Dream
    Famous Sport Flops; Thom McAn
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. Captain Tootsie Saves the School Party
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
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