(October 1947)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1947-08-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 544, 600)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Just an Ordinary Guy (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring; Al Plastino ?
Inks
Al Plastino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints
Keywords
weightlifting

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

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

X Is for Unknown (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Just an Ordinary Guy! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Win Mortimer ?
Inks
Win Mortimer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Voinan (villain); Magnus Tubb (hair tonic manufacturer); Alexander Kraymore (bookkeeper); Mamie; John Paul Smith (pitchman); Henry
Synopsis
While others dream of having Superman's powers, Superman hypnotizes himself into believing he has no powers so that he can experience life as an ordinary man.
Reprints

Harry Brecheen (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Was Always Late! (Table of Contents: 5)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
W. F. White
Inks
W. F. White
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Charles Guppy; Percival Link (villain); Shifty (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tops! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Skulduggery in the Subway! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill
Synopsis
Bill and blind man pursue thieves through urban streets.
Keywords
blackjacks; blindness; saps; subway trains

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

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

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

Willy / 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
Oh, boy! What a dandy!
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Too-Fragrant Vagrant! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hayfoot Henry

An Old Friend (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ewald Ludwig
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Gold Rush -- 1947! (Table of Contents: 14)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
George Roussos ?
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante; Stuff; Dan Jeffers; Tote Todd

The Case of the Box Car Bandit (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Plastic Crafters / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

A Date with Judy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Just an Ordinary Guy
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. X Is for Unknown
  4. 3. Just an Ordinary Guy!
    Superman
  5. 4. Harry Brecheen
    Wheaties
  6. 5. The Man Who Was Always Late!
    Zatara
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  8. 7. Tops!
    Animal Antics; Leading Comics
  9. 8. Skulduggery in the Subway!
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Shredded Wheat
  11. 10. ["Oh, boy! What a dandy!"]
    Willy
  12. 11. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. The Too-Fragrant Vagrant!
    Hayfoot Henry
  14. 13. An Old Friend
  15. 14. Gold Rush -- 1947!
    Vigilante
  16. 15. The Case of the Box Car Bandit
    The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Crafters
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    A Date with Judy
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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