(April 1948)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1948-02-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (managing); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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.


Superman for a Day (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles; machine guns

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

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

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

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

Superman for a Day! (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; The Helicopter Bandits (villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the first issue with no by-line credit to Siegel and Shuster. One of the rare issues in which Clark Kent actually changes to Superman in a phone booth.

Leo Johnson (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Death on the Speedway (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Treasure Trove! (Table of Contents: 6)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
? (Writer S)
Pencils:
Ed Smalle
Inks:
Ed Smalle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Count Narski (villain); Greg Whitney; Otto
Synopsis:
Bill and his friend Greg are lured off course during a crossing of the Atlantic by marooned Nazi agents.
Keywords:
espionage; message in a bottle; Ocean Sprite (schooner); treasure maps; World War II

Indexer Notes

The script for this story is credited as possibly "Writer S" by Martin O'Hearn.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Concert for Crime! (Table of Contents: 9)

Zatara / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; P. Piper; the mayor of Oak City (villain)

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

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

Mystery on the Mountain (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Cabbie Casey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr (signed)
Inks:
Jack Farr (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Here I am back, Moiph...
Genre:
humor

Cooking with Gas (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Winslow
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

Gang Busters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Birthday That Backfired! (Table of Contents: 15)

Vigilante / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Don C. Cameron
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
George Roussos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Vigilante; Stuff; The Rainbow Man (villain)

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

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Say, Dad let me do it!
Genre:
humor

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

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Leave It to Binky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman for a Day
    Superman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Want action???"]
  4. 3. Superman for a Day!
    Superman
  5. 4. Leo Johnson
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Death on the Speedway
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. Treasure Trove!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  9. 8. Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  10. 9. Concert for Crime!
    Zatara
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  12. 11. Mystery on the Mountain
    Ray-o-Vac
  13. 12. ["Here I am back, Moiph..."]
    Cabbie Casey
  14. 13. Cooking with Gas
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Gang Busters
  16. 15. The Birthday That Backfired!
    Vigilante
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Western Comics
  18. 17. ["Say, Dad let me do it!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Leave It to Binky
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
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