(September 1947)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1947-07-15
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 Cross-Country Chess 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]; Mr. Mxyztplk
Reprints
Keywords
chess

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

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

W Is for Woodchuck (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Cross-Country Chess Crimes! (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
Out of the Sixth Dimension pops that pixilated imp, Mr. Mxyztplk...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); Bugashlovsky (chess champion); Smith (chess champion)
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyztplk takes up chess, by pitting himself against chess champions and using the United States as a real-life game board.
Reprints
Keywords
chess

Eddie Stanky (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Moe / 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
Whew! Gosh, it's hot in here!
Genre
humor

The Overturned Canoe (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Bright Star Flashlight Battery / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Knife Thrower! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Ray (signed as FRay)
Inks
Fred Ray (signed as FRay)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a Latin America backgound...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Charlie Moran; Rocco; Donardo
Synopsis
When Bill's friend, an espionage courier is killed, Bill gets involved in recovering a missing microfilm.
Keywords
bombs; Central America; espionage; knife throwing act; microfilm; the Checker Club

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Photo of a Phoney! (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
A camera tells the truth...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Zatara [Giovanni "John" Zatara; Hal Parker; Frames Fenton
Synopsis
Zatara uncovers a swindle which results in a photographer's business being stolen from him. Challenging the thief, Zatara magically alters all of his photos to show heads of animals on bodies of real people, which brings down scorn and ridicule.
Reprints

More Exciting Than Fiction! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Real Fact Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Pull over! What's the rush?
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Element of Surprise (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Carter
Letters
typeset

The Practical Jokers! (Table of Contents: 14)

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
So intent on a rhyme that his brain gets thick...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry; Crazy Jack
Synopsis
Looking for that elusive rhyming word, Henry is bamboozled into visiting Crazy Jack.

Indexer Notes

The text is written in rhyming couplets.

Trapping a Bandit (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The Vigilante's Double! (Table of Contents: 16)

Vigilante [Western hero] / 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
The Vigilante - a name which strikes terror in the hearts of the underworld's hordes!
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Rip Morrison (crook)
Synopsis
Rip Morrison impersonates The Vigilante and commits a series of robberies in his name.

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

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tops! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Animal Antics; Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Cross-Country Chess Crimes
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. W Is for Woodchuck
  4. 3. The Cross-Country Chess Crimes!
    Superman
  5. 4. Eddie Stanky
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["Whew! Gosh, it's hot in here!"]
    Little Moe
  7. 6. The Overturned Canoe
    Bright Star Flashlight Battery
  8. 7. The Knife Thrower!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  10. 9. Photo of a Phoney!
    Zatara
  11. 10. More Exciting Than Fiction!
    Real Fact Comics
  12. 11. ["Hey! Pull over! What's the rush?"]
    Casey the Cop
  13. 12. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  14. 13. Element of Surprise
  15. 14. The Practical Jokers!
    Hayfoot Henry
  16. 15. Trapping a Bandit
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  17. 16. The Vigilante's Double!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  19. 18. Tops!
    Animal Antics; Leading Comics
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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