(October 1950)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1950-08-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (managing); Mort Weisinger (story editor)
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.


The Courtship on Krypton! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jor-El; Lara
Keywords
film projectors; Krypton; weddings

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Al Plastino.

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

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

The Courtship on Krypton! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jor-El; Lara
Synopsis
Courtship of Superman's parents.
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Al Plastino. Correction from Saltarella via the error list.

$100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Ray-O-Vac / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Danger Is Where You Find It! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Tommy Tomorrow, Movie Hero! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow

Captain Tootsie Traps Jewel Thieves (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Play Ball! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Sabok; the Gaekwar; Taru
Synopsis
Bill foils a coup and induces the Gaekwar to abdicate in favor of his baseball-loving nephew.
Keywords
baseball; Golistan (Middle Eastern nation); radio broadcasting; rhinoceroses; sedan chairs; tigers; World Wide Insurance Company

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

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

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

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest ocean in the world!
Genre
non-fiction

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Sagebrush Sam / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yippee! Some movie!
Genre
humor

Fun from the Tropics (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
About raising tropical fish.

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm borrowing your lawn-mower, Shorty!
Genre
humor

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait till I tell Pop!
Genre
humor

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Wheels for a Hero! (Table of Contents: 17)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Stuff; Jack Ames, Jr.
Keywords
Vigilante-Cycle

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

Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jack of All Trades / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Phil Berube
Pencils
Phil Berube
Inks
Phil Berube
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much is a haircut, Jack?
Genre
humor

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

Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

School Children 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Courtship on Krypton!
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The Courtship on Krypton!
    Superman
  4. 3. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds!
    Ray-O-Vac
  5. 4. Danger Is Where You Find It!
    Danger Trail
  6. 5. Tommy Tomorrow, Movie Hero!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. Captain Tootsie Traps Jewel Thieves
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
  8. 7. Play Ball!
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  10. 9. ["The Atlantic Ocean is the saltiest ocean in the world!"]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  11. 10. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  12. 11. ["Yippee! Some movie!"]
    Sagebrush Sam
  13. 12. Fun from the Tropics
  14. 13. ["I'm borrowing your lawn-mower, Shorty!"]
    Shorty
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  16. 15. ["Wait till I tell Pop!"]
    Little Pete
  17. 16. Editorial Advisory Board
  18. 17. Wheels for a Hero!
    Vigilante
  19. 18. ["I got the knot hole first!"]
    Dubble Bubble
  20. 19. ["How much is a haircut, Jack?"]
    Jack of All Trades
  21. 20. ["Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same easy way you got the air rifle?"]
    Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co.
  22. 21. School Children 'Round the World
    Superman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
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