(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)
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]

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
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
John Fischetti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow

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
Otto Binder
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

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

[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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