(February 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[2]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-12-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (uncredited)
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 the publication date and volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 440423.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
torpedoes; warships

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Atomic Disintegrator] (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Dennis Neville ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Terry Curtis (inventor, introduction); Ultra-Humanite (villain, apparent death)
Synopsis
Ultra hears of the invention by Terry Curtis of an atomic disintegrator he has created and vows to get it, all in order to further advance his plan to dominate the world.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Star; Metropolis; Torture Ray

Indexer Notes

Oddity: on page 1, Clark Kent mysteriously is shown in a suit, then undershirt, and back to suit again with no explanation.

The last panel of the story introduces by illustration and text a new feature called The Spectre.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Florida Handicap Race] (Table of Contents: 5)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as Gene Baxter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

"Chuck" Dawson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For many long hours, Chuck has followed the twists...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Chuck Dawson

[The Gun-Running Racket] (Table of Contents: 7)

"Clip" Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

Last Chance... Act Now!! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[The Doll Murders] (Table of Contents: 9)

"Tex" Thomson / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch ?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Thomson; Bob Daley; Col. Rushmore; Gargantua T. Potts

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

A Blaze of Glory (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox ? [as Terry Keane]; Vin Sullivan ? [as Terry Keane]
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Lost Scot Gold Mine, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

Three Aces / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bert Christman [as Christopher] (signed)
Inks
Bert Christman [as Christopher] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Three Aces [Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will]

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

From the 4 Corners! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Montana beat Wolgast...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Flash Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[1940's Fair Honored] (Table of Contents: 15)

Action Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes lots of small ads from stamps dealers.

The Deaths on the Moor (Table of Contents: 16)

Zatara the Master Magician / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Tong

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

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

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

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  4. 3. [The Atomic Disintegrator]
    Superman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  6. 5. [The Florida Handicap Race]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. ["For many long hours, Chuck has followed the twists..."]
    "Chuck" Dawson
  8. 7. [The Gun-Running Racket]
    "Clip" Carson
  9. 8. Last Chance... Act Now!!
  10. 9. [The Doll Murders]
    "Tex" Thomson
  11. 10. A Blaze of Glory
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [The Lost Scot Gold Mine, Part 1]
    Three Aces
  14. 13. ["Montana beat Wolgast..."]
    From the 4 Corners!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  16. 15. [1940's Fair Honored]
    Action Stamp Page
  17. 16. The Deaths on the Moor
    Zatara the Master Magician
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
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