(July 1950)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1950-05-10
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]
Keywords
safes

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

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Statues That Came to Life! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dorothy Woolfolk
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis
Luthor's latest weapons brings statues to life, including the Statue of Liberty.
Keywords
Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

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

Luke Appling (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Thundering Out of America's Most Danger-Filled Days... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Feature Films Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Impossible Worlds! (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; Blade Harker (villain); Brent Wood
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

After the Atom Spies (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / 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
Baseball Today
Genre
humor

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Seven Years Missing! (Table of Contents: 9)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Auguste Renard; Bad News Hale; Thomas Kennedy; Mrs. Kennedy; Ed; Tuaregs (Berber tribe)
Synopsis
Bill pursues a French Foreign Legion corporal who has faked his death to defraud the insurance company.
Keywords
Algiers; camels; French Foreign Legion; leap year; life insurance; military honors; parachuting; solar eclipses; World Wide Insurance Company

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

No Foolin' / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A rancher in Nebraska has a pet cheetah...
Genre
non-fiction

Music Is Fun (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Out of the Gag-Bag / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Wheelan

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whenever my wife wants money...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

We formerly credited the art to Phil Berube in error.

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Buzzy Says Balance Your Fun Diet (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; teen

The Galleon in the Desert! (Table of Contents: 17)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Stuff; The Fiddler; Shakes the Underworld Poet; Dictionary
Synopsis
The Vigilante and Stuff stop three criminals from looting the Great Western Exposition.
Reprints
Keywords
desert; galleon; pickpocket

Reunion at the Rustlers (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Little Pete / 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
This is a swell shortcut, we kids found, to get to our ball field!
Genre
humor

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

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

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

Action Comics; Superman; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 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. The Statues That Came to Life!
    Superman
  4. 3. Luke Appling
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Thundering Out of America's Most Danger-Filled Days...
    Feature Films Magazine
  6. 5. The Impossible Worlds!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. After the Atom Spies
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Royal Bike Tires
  8. 7. ["Baseball Today"]
    Shorty
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  10. 9. Seven Years Missing!
    Congo Bill
  11. 10. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    The "Popsicle" Hall of Fame
  13. 12. ["A rancher in Nebraska has a pet cheetah..."]
    No Foolin'
  14. 13. Music Is Fun
  15. 14. ["Whenever my wife wants money..."]
    Out of the Gag-Bag
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  17. 16. Buzzy Says Balance Your Fun Diet
    Buzzy
  18. 17. The Galleon in the Desert!
    Vigilante
  19. 18. Reunion at the Rustlers
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  20. 19. ["This is a swell shortcut, we kids found, to get to our ball field!"]
    Little Pete
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  22. 21. ["The one and only Superman..."]
    Action Comics; Superman; World's Finest Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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