(January 1950)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1949-11-07
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
Keywords
bears

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman Becomes a Hermit! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; The Creeping Death (villainous plant)
Synopsis
Superman tries to go somewhere and think, but the nosy busybodies from the Daily Planet won't let him.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn. Formerly credited to Bill Woolfolk.

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, we'll call for Nelson!
Genre
humor

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Space Clown! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow; Tim Tomorrow; Space Smuggler (villain)
Synopsis
Tommy gets drummed out of the Planeteers and takes up a career as a Space Clown.

3 Smash Adventures (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Texas Rangers (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Sparling
Pencils
?
Inks
Jack Sparling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Superboy Says "Give Your Town a Present!" (Table of Contents: 10)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero

The Man Who Played Dead! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; John Bledsoe [Edward Bledsoe]; Bad News Haley
Synopsis
Explorer John Bledsoe concocts a scheme to defraud World Wide by using a lama's trick of suspended animation and by inventing a twin brother.
Keywords
contact lenses; diamonds; Himalaya Mountains; life insurance; rhinoceroses; suspended animation; telescopic sites; the Transvaal; Tibet; World Wide Insurance Company

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Otto Binder. Binder's records printed in Alter Ego 147 do not include any Congo Bill stories

Heavens Above! (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

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

Peg / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you let Mervyn date you, Gloria?
Genre
humor

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

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Seven Wonders of the West! (Table of Contents: 15)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Stuff; Ferd Russell; Debby Girtmon
Synopsis
Ferd Russell wants to marry Debby but her father has set impossible tasks he must complete before he will give his permission.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. Superman Becomes a Hermit!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  5. 4. ["C'mon, we'll call for Nelson!"]
    Little Pete
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Space Clown!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. 3 Smash Adventures
    Superboy
  9. 8. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. The Texas Rangers
  11. 10. Superboy Says "Give Your Town a Present!"
    Superboy
  12. 11. The Man Who Played Dead!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. Heavens Above!
  14. 13. ["So you let Mervyn date you, Gloria?"]
    Peg
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  16. 15. The Seven Wonders of the West!
    Vigilante
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
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