Superman #54
(September-October 1948)

DC, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1948-06-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
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 the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 2, Part 2, Number 2, Periodicals, July-December 1948. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B143959.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

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

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

Let the Facts Speak for Themselves-- (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Wrecker (Table of Contents: 3)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Perry White; Bill Tate; The Wrecker (Villain, Intro; not the villain in DETECTIVE COMICS #197)
Reprints

Ewell Blackwell Champion Pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sam Takes Himself for a Ride (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Secret of the Chinese Dragon! (Table of Contents: 6)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wong (Intro); Richard Wong (Intro); Ah Choo (Intro); Ting Ling (Intro); Far Low (Intro); Wing Ding (Intro); the Two Sages (Intro); and other characters in Wong's tale
Reprints

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, that water sure looks inviting!
Genre
humor

Fun! Easy! Make Your Own Photo-Prints! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now! Hollywood's "Queen of the Westerns" in a Comic Book All Her Own! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Bud -- Want to earn two dollars?
Genre
humor

Sky Voyager (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
animal

Her Majesty Lois Lane! (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bobo (Intro)
Synopsis
Lois Lane briefly becomes queen of Cornovia.
Reprints

Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

Daffy & Doodle / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win (signed)
Inks
Lit-Win (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Daffy. I think we're lost...
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

The One and Only Superman (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Hey Gang! Get Your Free Movie Star Booklet! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Schwinn / 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. Let the Facts Speak for Themselves--
    Real Fact Comics
  4. 3. The Wrecker
    Superman
  5. 4. Ewell Blackwell Champion Pitcher of the Cincinnati Reds
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Sam Takes Himself for a Ride
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  7. 6. The Secret of the Chinese Dragon!
    Superman
  8. 7. ["Gosh, that water sure looks inviting!"]
    Daffy & Doodle
  9. 8. Fun! Easy! Make Your Own Photo-Prints!
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  10. 9. Now! Hollywood's "Queen of the Westerns" in a Comic Book All Her Own!
    Dale Evans Comics
  11. 10. ["Hey, Bud -- Want to earn two dollars?"]
    Shorty
  12. 11. Sky Voyager
  13. 12. Her Majesty Lois Lane!
    Superman
  14. 13. Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  15. 14. ["Gosh, Daffy. I think we're lost..."]
    Daffy & Doodle
  16. 15. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  17. 16. The One and Only Superman
    Superman
  18. 17. Hey Gang! Get Your Free Movie Star Booklet!
    Schwinn
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