Superman #49
(November-December 1947)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1947-08-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor, credited); 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
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this issue: Lois Lane circles the globe...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Toyman and the Gadgets of Greed! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Toyman (villain); Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen
Synopsis
Superman and Toyman team up to capture the man who is framing him.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947). Inker id by Bob Hughes.

Wally Butts (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Racing to the Rescue (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Clark Kent's Most Dangerous Assignment! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Schwartz
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; The Gargoyle (Villain, Introduction); J. C. Quagmire (Villain, Introduction); Ira Stone (introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Perry fires Clark for cowardice, so he goes on a dangerous expedition to prove his worth.

Indexer Notes

Writer Credit from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947).

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

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

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

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

Trick Play (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Parris
Letters
typeset

The Case of the Kidnapped Heiress (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Lois Lane, Globe-Trotter! (Table of Contents: 10)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
John Sikela
Inks
George Roussos ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ryall (Villain, Introduction); Heaves (Villain, Introduction); Lois Lane (Feature); Perry White
Synopsis
Lois tries to go around the world in 80 days.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credits from Siegel's records: Siegel and Shuster v. National Comics Publications, Inc. et al., case no. 1099 (Westchester Cty. Sup. Ct. 1947). Remaining credits by Bob Hughes.

Captain Tootsie and the Secret-Play Touchdown (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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
Hmm.. I see you've been getting into trouble, Willy...
Genre
humor
Characters
Willy

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Superman; Irvin Foster Sportswear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Billy Gillis Voted "Most Popular Boy" (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

High School "Champs" of America; Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

New Eveready Flashlight Batteries (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Eveready Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["In this issue: Lois Lane circles the globe..."]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Toyman and the Gadgets of Greed!
    Superman
  4. 3. Wally Butts
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Racing to the Rescue
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  6. 5. Clark Kent's Most Dangerous Assignment!
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Psst! Genuine photos of stars like Hedy Lamarr! George McAfee!"]
    Kellogg's Pep
  8. 7. ["Hi, gang!"]
    A Date with Judy
  9. 8. Trick Play
  10. 9. The Case of the Kidnapped Heiress
    The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  11. 10. Lois Lane, Globe-Trotter!
    Superman
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie and the Secret-Play Touchdown
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
  13. 12. ["Hmm.. I see you've been getting into trouble, Willy..."]
    Willy
  14. 13. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  15. 14. ["C'mon fellows get your Superman jackets and sweaters"]
    Superman; Irvin Foster Sportswear
  16. 15. Billy Gillis Voted "Most Popular Boy"
    High School "Champs" of America; Thom McAn
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  18. 17. New Eveready Flashlight Batteries
    Eveready Batteries
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