(June 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-04-24
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 455004.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Wayne Boring
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
speedboats

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

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

[Amnesiac Robbers] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; George Taylor (named); Lois Lane; Galbraith; Medini (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A weird case of bank guards, messengers, etc. suffering from amnesia while on missions to transport large amounts of money spurs Superman to get involved.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"S" on cape, large "S" shield on shirt begins.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1.2 pages (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club / advertisement / 0.3 page (report information)

[Enemy Sub] (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

[Captured by Captain Ruff] (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]; Captain Ruff (villain)

[The Living Statues] (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 added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[The Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Gargantua T. Potts; Bob Daley

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of Gargantua T. Potts. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Message to the Major [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Gardner F. Fox] (credited)
Pencils:
? (spot illos)
Inks:
? (spot illos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[Calero the Rebel Leader] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson

Russian Notables (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

The One Man Crime Wave (Table of Contents: 15)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara

Attention! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Spencer Fireworks Co. / 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. [Amnesiac Robbers]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club
  7. 6. [Enemy Sub]
    Pep Morgan
  8. 7. [Captured by Captain Ruff]
    The Black Pirate
  9. 8. [The Living Statues]
    Three Aces
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  11. 10. [The Kidnapping]
    Tex Thomson
  12. 11. Message to the Major [Part 1]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. [Calero the Rebel Leader]
    Clip Carson
  15. 14. Russian Notables
    Action Stamp Page
  16. 15. The One Man Crime Wave
    Zatara
  17. 16. Attention!
    Superman
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
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