(December 1948)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1948-10-13
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.


Truth or Consequences (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ralph Edwards
Reprints
Keywords
radio shows; seltzer bottles

Can You Solve This Puzzle? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Takes the Consequences! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Ralph Edwards
Keywords
radio shows; Truth or Consequences

Indexer Notes

With Ralph Edwards, featuring Superman on the popular contemporary Truth or Consequences radio program.

Bobby Dodd (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Old Nick Solves the Yacht Club Mystery in the Nick of Time (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Old Nick / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Laughed at Scotland Yard! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Cathy Hall; "Truthful" Smith
Synopsis
Bill pursues a diamond thief.
Reprints
Keywords
airplanes; Aukland; Friendly Islands; Good Chaps Club; international date line; New Zealand; Roscommon diamonds; snakebite kits; spectacles; statute of limitations; World Wide Insurance Company

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Interplanetary Aquarium (Table of Contents: 7)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Planeteers; Col. Tommy Tomorrow; Joan Gordy
Synopsis
The year is 1988. Tommy Tomorrow recently graduated from Space Port with the rank of Colonel in the Planeteers. He is instructed to visit other planets in the solar system and bring back specimens of marine life, so that the giant aquarium can be expanded to an Interplanetary Aquarium. Joan Gordy of the Planetary Radio News accompanies Col. Tomorrow and his crew.
Reprints
Keywords
Ganymede (a moon of Jupiter); Gotham (capital of Earth and of the nine planets); Interplanetary Aquarium; Planetary Radio News; Planeteer Medal; Science Bureau; Space Port a.k.a. the "West Point" of the future; Titan (a moon of Saturn); Umbriel (a moon of Uranus); Venus

Indexer Notes

(1) The character "Tommy Tomorrow" appeared earlier in fillers prophesying the future in Real Fact Comics #6, 8, and 13, although this is a different treatment of him.
(2) The events of Real Fact Comics #16 occur between page 2 panel 2 and page 2 panel 3 of the Tommy Tomorrow story in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Gene Autry Sweatshirt / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Adventures of Nip & Tuck; Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Magic Music! (Table of Contents: 12)

Zatara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Yea, Bucko! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

B. F. Goodrich / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Wild Pitch (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Rhodes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

El Boleadoro! (Table of Contents: 18)

Vigilante / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Vigilante

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

Hopkinson Harmonica Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Truth or Consequences
    Superman
  2. 1. Can You Solve This Puzzle?
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. Superman Takes the Consequences!
    Superman
  4. 3. Bobby Dodd
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Old Nick Solves the Yacht Club Mystery in the Nick of Time
    Old Nick
  6. 5. The Man Who Laughed at Scotland Yard!
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  8. 7. The Interplanetary Aquarium
    Tommy Tomorrow
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Gene Autry Sweatshirt
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Nip & Tuck; Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  13. 12. Magic Music!
    Zatara
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. Yea, Bucko!
    B. F. Goodrich
  17. 16. Wild Pitch
  18. 17. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  19. 18. El Boleadoro!
    Vigilante
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Hopkinson Harmonica Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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