(December 1950)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1950-10-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
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
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Superman tackles triple trouble when Luthor, the Prankster and Mr. Mxyztplk declare war on the Man of Steel!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk; the Prankster; Lex Luthor
Keywords
stage magic

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

A Date with Judy; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Superman's Super-Magic Show! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Mxyztplk; Prankster; Lex Luthor
Synopsis
Mr. Mxyztplk teams with the Prankster and Lex Luthor to humiliate Superman by making "plastic proxies" (androids) which make it appear as if Lois has jilted Superman for Mxyztplk, make it seem that Superman has falsely accusing Luthor, and make Superman look like the victim of the pranks of the Prankster. But just as the public begins to wonder why they ever admired him, Superman turns the tables on the trio.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first part of Whitney Ellsworth's last name appears on a building sign on the splash page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Great Space Mirror! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Casey the Cop / 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
Officer, quick! There's a burglar trying to get into my house!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Touchdown in the Desert! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Hakim; Muriel Courtney; el Akrim; Richard Courtney; Hamid; Hassim
Synopsis
Bill helps rescue a geologist captured by Arab bandits.
Keywords
camels; Hadramut (Middle Eastern territory); machine guns; Middle East; stereotyping of Arabs; World Wide Insurance Company; Yemen

Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Your United Nations at Work (Table of Contents: 12)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
How the U.N. reacted to a cholera outbreak.

The Wonderful Story of Jumbo (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

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

Peg / comic story / 0.5 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
R-ring" "Coming!" "H'lo, Peg! How's the diet that I gave you working out?
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

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
Jerry, you're always busy running around with girls!
Genre
humor
Reprints

The Battling Buckaroo of Gila Gap! (Table of Contents: 18)

Vigilante / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron
Pencils
Dan Barry (signed)
Inks
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Bargain Offer! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Superman tackles triple trouble when Luthor, the Prankster and Mr. Mxyztplk declare war on the Man of Steel!"]
    Superman
  2. 1. ["Everybody - But everybody wants..."]
    A Date with Judy; World's Finest Comics
  3. 2. Superman's Super-Magic Show!
    Superman
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  5. 4. ["Golly! We've got to see that!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Great Space Mirror!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. ["Officer, quick! There's a burglar trying to get into my house!"]
    Casey the Cop
  10. 9. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  11. 10. Touchdown in the Desert!
    Congo Bill
  12. 11. Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park
    Erector
  13. 12. Your United Nations at Work
  14. 13. The Wonderful Story of Jumbo
  15. 14. ["R-ring" "Coming!" "H'lo, Peg! How's the diet that I gave you working out?"]
    Peg
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  17. 16. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. ["Jerry, you're always busy running around with girls!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  19. 18. The Battling Buckaroo of Gila Gap!
    Vigilante
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  21. 20. Special Bargain Offer!
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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