(December 1949)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1949-10-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); 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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints

Jimmy's Biggest Christmas (Thanks to Dad) (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Clark Kent... Daredevil! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Sam Rafferty; J. Wimmer (Daily Planet publisher); Lew Bannion (villain)
Synopsis
The Planet's publisher wants Clark fired because he's too cowardly, so Clark doubles down on daredevil stunts, and saves his job but gets Perry fired instead. Meanwhile Lois decides Clark must be Superman.

Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Bill Woolfolk, but it's not in Woolfolk's records as described by Martin O'Hearn at Martinohearn.com One of the earlies stories in which Lois accuses Clark of being Superman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Badmen of Mars! (Table of Contents: 4)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Edmond Hamilton
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Vulture Smith (villain)

Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Otto Binder, but not in Binder's records as printed in Alter Ego 147.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Ralston / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tommy Tomorrow Contest Winners! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Weapons of Ghengis Khan! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Kurdu; Maj; the Rajah of Irab
Synopsis
Following the murder of the rajah, Bill prevents a coup from unseating the prince.
Keywords
crossbows; Duka (Asian city); Himalaya Mountains; Irab (Asian country); life insurance; riots

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm - Let me see...
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Bells Tell a Briny Story (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. O. Austin
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from All Hands

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Pan-American Band Instruments / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Ring Out the Old! Ring In the New! (Table of Contents: 16)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks
Sy Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante

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

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid (Table of Contents: 18)

Green Arrow / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Red Feather Kid
Synopsis
Green Arrow explains the meaning of the Red Feather and its relationship to social services.

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

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. Jimmy's Biggest Christmas (Thanks to Dad)
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. Clark Kent... Daredevil!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  5. 4. Badmen of Mars!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Ralston
  7. 6. Tommy Tomorrow Contest Winners!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  10. 9. Weapons of Ghengis Khan!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  12. 11. ["Hmm - Let me see..."]
    Shorty
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  14. 13. Bells Tell a Briny Story
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Pan-American Band Instruments
  17. 16. Ring Out the Old! Ring In the New!
    Vigilante
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  19. 18. The Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid
    Green Arrow
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Hollywood Film Studios
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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