Superman #48
(September-October 1947)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-06-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth; 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
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

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 Man Who Stole the Sun! (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; Lex Luthor (villain); Harry Truman (guest appearance, seen from back); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Luthor uses a giant space ship to cut off sunlight from the Earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

credits by Bob Hughes

George Whitey Kurowski (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trapping a Bandit (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Autograph, Please! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Johnny Terrill (introduction); Alexander Breckenridge III (introduction, villain); Dr. Mason; Sharpley; Mugsy; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon Bonaparte; Harry S. Truman; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Winchell; Danny Kaye; Eddie Kantor; Ray Milland; Marguerite Chapman; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rembrandt van Rijn; Robert Fulton; Sir Isaac Newton; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Graham Bell
Synopsis
When the Daily Planet mounts an autograph contest, Superman helps Johnny Terrill collect signatures from around the globe and across time to give him the confidence to walk again. But Johnny has to compete against a young heir and his crooked bodyguards, who actually want to collect signatures so they can later forge checks. When Lois and the heir discover the bodyguards’ plans, Superman comes to their rescue, and then supplies Johnny with the winning autograph.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker credit by Bob Hughes.

Superman time travels under his own power for the first time.

Captain Tootsie and the Log Jam Rescue (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Flip-Flap, the Clown / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help! Help! My tent is on fire!!
Genre
humor

Comeback of a Clown (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Blane
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ulp! I just swallowed a quarter I had in my mouth!
Genre
humor

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

Lucky to Be a Yankee / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

The Rarest Secret in the World! (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Fathead Gurney (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Clark is forced to rescue a man who may know his secret ID.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes. Contains flashback to issue #6.

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

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

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

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
Report Card
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Credit Sales Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (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. W Is for Woodchuck
  4. 3. The Man Who Stole the Sun!
    Superman
  5. 4. George Whitey Kurowski
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Trapping a Bandit
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  7. 6. Autograph, Please!
    Superman
  8. 7. Captain Tootsie and the Log Jam Rescue
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  9. 8. ["Help! Help! My tent is on fire!!"]
    Flip-Flap, the Clown
  10. 9. Comeback of a Clown
  11. 10. ["Ulp! I just swallowed a quarter I had in my mouth!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Lucky to Be a Yankee
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics
  14. 13. The Rarest Secret in the World!
    Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  16. 15. ["Report Card"]
    Willy
  17. 16. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Credit Sales Company
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Eveready
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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