(August 1940)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-21
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 460880.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Cassidy
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Lois Lane
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; lions

Indexer Notes

1st Lois Lane cover

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Paul Cassidy [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks
Dennis Neville
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heartless criminals exploit the helpless and unfortunate!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Mr. Tweed (villain); Mrs. Tweed (villain); Davey Merrill (villain)
Synopsis
Clark arrives for a date with Lois, who is making a donation to the Brentwood Rehabilitation Home. Clark tells her that the place is more interested in money than their young charges. Lois decides they should visit the home so that she can disprove Clark. After a pleasant visit, Lois and Clark are stopped by a charge, Davey Merrill, who cut his hands climbing the wall just to ask for something to eat. Once they feed him, he tells them all about the horrible conditions at the home.
Reprints

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

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

Here Comes Superman Again! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[The Track Meet Fix] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Bill; Cole; Coach Jones; Sheriff Blake; Villains: gamblers
Synopsis
At Maddon Circle Garden, Pep prepares for the Annual Foxx Quarter-Mile Race for Ardale College. In the locker room, Pep overhears gamblers bribing a runner. In the race, he is beat by Cole from State. Later, Pep and Bill find spike marks on the track. He decides to wait for the outdoor quarter to best Cole when spikes are allowed, but the gambler's plan was to get all bets on Cole so Pep could win the outdoor. When Cole is hurt in a train wreck, the gamblers have to deal with Pep.

[Fight to the Finish] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Jeanne; Captain Ruff's brother (villain); Captain Tavish; a ship dealer; Captain Angago
Synopsis
Hearing Jeanne scream, Jon Valor rushes to protect her from a bearded giant, Captain Ruff's brother. Once safe, they head for Savannah and passage on Captain Tavish's ship. They retrieve Ruff's treasure and head to Bristol and buys the Sea-Queen. The dealer visits a friend, Captain Andago, who tells him that the money he received was the lost jewels of Queen Maria, and the man who bought the ship is a pirate with a price on his head.

Indexer Notes

Story title given in previous issue.

No Greater Courage (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ivan Dmytryk (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illos)
Inks
? (spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Michael Varkova

[The Blue Raider] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; The Blue Raider [Blackie Dawes] (villain)
Synopsis
Enjoying a rest in Arizona, the Three Aces read a report about a mysterious blue plane that has been attacking Federal Airline Union transcontinental planes. Gunner finds a stranded commercial liner, and the Aces decide to track down the Blue Raider.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

The Return of the Gorrah!! (Table of Contents: 9)

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; The Gorrah (villain); District Attorney Maloney; Janice Maloney; Tiger Dixon; Bomber Brennen; Reb Horton; Rat-Men (villain); Miss X (cameo)
Synopsis
Bomber Brennen is killed in a boxing match with Tiger Dixon that Tex, Bob, the D.A., and the D.A.'s daughter, Janice, were attending. Bob discovers a sponge loaded with nepthogas in the locker rooms. Dixon's manager, Reb Norton, notes that Joey Gonomi had tried to make him throw the fight, but after the lights go out and some shots are fired, Reb disappears. Tex receives a package from a florist, and he and Bob investigate, aided by Miss X. They end up captured by the Gorrah and his new creations, the Rat-Men.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Shoes, Hardware, Meats] (Table of Contents: 10)

Tiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

Genre
humor
Characters
Tiny

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich.

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

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

[Hollywood Advisor] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Buzz Bailey; Snyder; Mr. Dennis (villain); Archie Norton; Jean Norton
Synopsis
On a plane to Hollywood, where Clip will act as technical advisor on an adventure film, he runs into Buzz Bailey. Buzz is greeted by a shady producer, Snyder, but ignores him. Clip sets out to location with Archie Norton, the star of the film, and Archie's wife, Jean, but the couple fights incessantly. On the first day of shooting, Archie is shot dead, and Clip determines to find the killer.

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

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

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[Busy Signal] (Table of Contents: 15)

Mr. Pots / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Pots

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Vanished Explorer (Table of Contents: 17)

Zatara / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zatara; Tong; Raoul D'Armand; Kara; The Link Men (villains); Ahmed the Great (villain)
Synopsis
On the trail of the "missing link," Raoul D'Armand was lost in the jungles of Africa. Hearing of the news, Zatara sets out with Tong to find him.

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

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

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

The Complete Works of Shakespeare / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  2. 1. ["For thrills and adventure..."]
  3. 2. ["Heartless criminals exploit the helpless and unfortunate!"]
    Superman
  4. 3. Supermen of America
  5. 4. Here Comes Superman Again!
    Superman
  6. 5. [The Track Meet Fix]
    Pep Morgan
  7. 6. [Fight to the Finish]
    The Black Pirate
  8. 7. No Greater Courage
  9. 8. [The Blue Raider]
    Three Aces
  10. 9. The Return of the Gorrah!!
    Tex Thomson
  11. 10. [Shoes, Hardware, Meats]
    Tiny
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Action Stamp Page
  13. 12. [Hollywood Advisor]
    Clip Carson
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Mutt & Jeff
  15. 14. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. [Busy Signal]
    Mr. Pots
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  18. 17. The Vanished Explorer
    Zatara
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    The Complete Works of Shakespeare
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