(May 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-03-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited); Murray Boltinoff (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 found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 451427.


[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
Reprints

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

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

[Carnahan's Heir] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor; Rufus Carnahan; Peter Carnahan; Jenkins; Jake Brent (villain); Benny Farrel
Synopsis
A dying millionaire requests the aid of the Man of Tomorrow to help straighten out his worthless son, who is a gambler, spendthrift, and a weak-kneed sop.
Reprints

Supermen of America (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Spring Training] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan

[Escape from the Island] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Black Pirate / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]

[The Stolen Gold] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich.

No. 2 - Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain (Table of Contents: 9)

Action Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Last Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And when I finish it...
Genre
humor

[The Invisible Steam] (Table of Contents: 12)

"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; Gargantua T. Potts

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Eleven Minutes (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Guy Monroe (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illo)
Inks
? (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Scrambled Household Words (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.45 page (report information)

[Revolution in Verdania, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

Easter Island Issue (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Magician Murder (Table of Contents: 18)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  3. 2. [Carnahan's Heir]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. ["Hey, fellers!!"]
    Superman
  6. 5. Superman Is on the Radio!
  7. 6. [Spring Training]
    Pep Morgan
  8. 7. [Escape from the Island]
    The Black Pirate
  9. 8. [The Stolen Gold]
    Three Aces
  10. 9. No. 2 - Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain
    Action Comics Monthly Book Review
  11. 10. How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  12. 11. ["...And when I finish it..."]
    Last Laffs
  13. 12. [The Invisible Steam]
    "Tex" Thomson
  14. 13. Eleven Minutes
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Scrambled Household Words
  17. 16. [Revolution in Verdania, Part 2]
    Clip Carson
  18. 17. Easter Island Issue
    Action Stamp Page
  19. 18. The Magician Murder
    Zatara
  20. 19. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
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