(May 1950)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1950-03-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Mort Weisinger (actual)

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]
Reprints
Keywords
chickens; dogs; flooding

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Clark Kent's Career! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Al Schwartz
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane
Synopsis
Flashback story shows how Clark Kent came to Metropolis and got his job at the Daily Planet. Clark first met Perry in Smallville, but Perry doesn't seem to remember him, so he tries to get a job as a policeman instead. He also tries to sell vaccuum cleaners.

Indexer Notes

Cross over with this month's Adventure Comics, #152.

Pee Wee Reese (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Up, Up and Away! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

World's Finest Comics; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Poison Planet! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Dr. Norden
Synopsis
Tommy has to evacuate an asteroid world against its people's wishes.

Indexer Notes

This story is not in Otto Binder's records as as shown in Alter Ego 147.

Lassoing the Lion (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And with the costume I got for us, Jerry, we should be a cinch for first prize
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Dead Man's Gold! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Smalle (signed as E. J. S.)
Inks
Ed Smalle (signed as E. J. S.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; Abel Trent; Captain Cave
Synopsis
Bill works to recover a shipment of gold lost over 250 years earlier.
Keywords
Caicos Islands; deep sea diving; gold; Golden Hawk (ship); treasure chests; United States Coast Guard

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Jasper / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Lit-Win
Pencils
Lit-Win
Inks
Lit-Win
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I don't reduce a little...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Any Gum, Chum? (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How chewing gum and bubble gum are made.

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, it's muddy out after the rain!
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

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

Home, Sweet Home! (Table of Contents: 16)

Leave It to Binky / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Binky Biggs; Lucy Biggs; Li'l Allergy; Mr. Biggs; Mrs. Biggs
Synopsis
Everyone in Binky's family learns a lesson about being more thoughtful and accommodating to one another.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with leading national social welfare and youth-serving organizations.

Art credits from Bob Hughes, Gene Reed, Merlin Haas, Edgar Loftin, and Allen Ross. Loftin and Ross question Mayer inks credit. Bob Bailey argues Bob Oksner base with Mayer heads.

Two Dead Men! (Table of Contents: 17)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante

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

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

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy - look at all these snowballs!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Pierre St. Amand; Barbara Bittner; Jack Roush; Mary Chase] (Table of Contents: 20)

Handy Andys / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stookie Allen
Pencils
Stookie Allen
Inks
Stookie Allen
Colors
?
Letters
Stookie Allen

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Pierre St. Amand; Barbara Bittner; Jack Roush; Mary Chase

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / 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. Clark Kent's Career!
    Superman
  4. 3. Pee Wee Reese
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Up, Up and Away!
    World's Finest Comics; Superman
  6. 5. The Poison Planet!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. Lassoing the Lion
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  8. 7. ["And with the costume I got for us, Jerry, we should be a cinch for first prize"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  9. 8. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. Dead Man's Gold!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  12. 11. ["If I don't reduce a little..."]
    Jasper
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. Any Gum, Chum?
  15. 14. ["Golly, it's muddy out after the rain!"]
    Shorty
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  17. 16. Home, Sweet Home!
    Leave It to Binky
  18. 17. Two Dead Men!
    Vigilante
  19. 18. ["Boy - look at all these snowballs!"]
    Little Pete
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  21. 20. [Pierre St. Amand; Barbara Bittner; Jack Roush; Mary Chase]
    Handy Andys
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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