(July 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-22
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 3, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 461255.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Wayne Boring
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Yellow "S" on blue shield on cape.

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Professor Cobalt's Clinic] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Paul J. Lauretta (pages 1-5); Paul Cassidy (pages 6-13)
Inks
Shuster Shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (unnamed); Tommy; Little Mary; Dr. Wortington; Professor Clarence Cobalt (villain); Grafton (villain)
Synopsis
Professor Cobalt, proprietor of the Cobalt Clinic, has his advertisement turned down by the Daily Planet because it makes spurious claims. Clark runs him out after Cobalt gets aggressive with George Taylor. George gets Clark and Lois to investigate the clinic for an exposé.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciling for Pages 1-5 was originally credited to Wayne Boring and later attributed to Don Komisarow by Bob Hughes. It has since been determined by Bob Hughes and Jon Wilson to have been done by Paul J. Lauretta.

Includes a one-panel plea after the end of the story for contributions to President Roosevelt's Infantile Paralysis Fund.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Attention! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[Trapped in the Snow] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Pierre
Synopsis
On a hunting expedition to Saskatchewan, Canada, Pep and his friend Pierre are snowed in and must traverse hundreds of miles to get to the next outpost before another storm.

[Rescued] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Black Pirate / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Captain Courtney; Jeanne; Captain Ruff's brother (villain)
Synopsis
The Black Pirate is trapped in a shark-infested sea. After fighting them off, he is picked up by another ship, run by Captain Courtney. When they dock at Savannah, Jon Valor leaves town on horseback. He meets up with a childhood friend, Jeanne, at an inn. That night, a bearded intruder comes to the inn and demands the Black Pirate.

[Ingrid Svenson's Inheritance] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Ingrid Svensen; New Guinea natives
Synopsis
Looking for adventure in California, Gunner encounters a crying girl, Ingrid Svensen, in a diner. She needs an flight to New Guinea to retrieve pearls from on top of Devil Mountain, pearls that her father left to her in his will. Once there, the Three Aces have to figure out how to help Ingrid get the pearls.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Introducing "Miss X" (Table of Contents: 11)

"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; Bob Daley; Miss X (introduction); Special Prosecutor Maloney; J. Vander Wallace; Lefty
Synopsis
Since Gargantua T. Potts joined the French Army, Tex and Bob find things pretty dull, but a phone call threatening death if they mix in with the new prosecutor, Maloney, gets them set on a new investigation. Maloney deputizes them to help sniff out rackets. Working on the case, they are helped by the mysterious Miss X.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Message to the Major [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Subaltern Jones

Indexer Notes

Across two pages.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Claim Jumpers] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Marion Trent; James Trent; Villains: Jacques Frontenac; the "devil wolf"
Synopsis
Clip runs into Marion Trent in New York City and ends up helping her get to her father's cabin in the Hudson Bay area. Her father found a lode, and Jacques Frontenac and his spies are after the location.

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

Action Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Jagtooth Gold Mine (Table of Contents: 18)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Tong; Annette Devere; Francois Devere; Henri Jardine (flashback); Tony
Synopsis
Zatara and Tong are in the far north searching for the Jagtooth Gold Mine he has been commissioned to find. At a cabin beset by the plague, Zatara gives the inhabitants medicine and asks them about the mine. They say that the mine is guarded by a vicious man, Tony, whom Zatara will have to defeat to return the mine to his friend, Henri Jardine.

The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Professor Cobalt's Clinic]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  6. 5. Attention!
    Superman
  7. 6. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  8. 7. [Trapped in the Snow]
    Pep Morgan
  9. 8. [Rescued]
    The Black Pirate
  10. 9. [Ingrid Svenson's Inheritance]
    Three Aces
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  12. 11. Introducing "Miss X"
    "Tex" Thomson
  13. 12. Message to the Major [Part 2]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [Claim Jumpers]
    Clip Carson
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  19. 18. The Jagtooth Gold Mine
    Zatara
  20. 19. The "Big Six" Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
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