(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. Second class permit. Copyright number 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)

["Hey, fellers!!"] (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)

["...And when I finish it..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Last Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

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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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