(April 1952)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-02-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Jack Schiff (Managing Editor); Mort Weisinger (story editor); George Kashdan (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 Machines of Crime (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane
Reprints

Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Machines of Crime! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome ? (Writer A)
Pencils
Wayne Boring
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Dr. Allen; Professor Nero; Luthor (cameo)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

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

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

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That was a neat movie, Jerry!
Genre
humor
Characters
Jerry; Nancy
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Susie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello! I'd like to see the boss!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Luden's Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Man Who Stopped Space-Flight! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

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

Vitalis Hair Cream / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Quick Quiz / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
H. T. Elmo
Pencils
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Inks
H. T. Elmo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
H. T. Elmo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is the oldest form of code communication...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Out of This World; Necco / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The King of the Bandits! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Captain Traifa; Horak [Hassid the Outlaw King]; Ahmed; Khafa
Synopsis
Bill pursues a jewel thief posing as a photographer.
Keywords
Alexandria; camels; canteens; Egypt; jeeps; jewels; maps; motion picture cameras; stereotyping of Arabs; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

script credit from Craig Delich

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Varsity Vic / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deliver these and come right back.
Genre
humor
Characters
Vic; Fran
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Happy Birthday to Girl Scouts (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
history
Synopsis
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, starting with their founder, Mrs. Juliette Gordon Low.
Keywords
girl scouts

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

The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Outlaw Editor! (Table of Contents: 17)

Vigilante / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

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

Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Draw Me (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Art Instruction, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What Sparks a Champion Sparks You! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Machines of Crime
    Superman
  2. 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Machines of Crime!
    Superman
  4. 3. ["Gee! A new boy!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  5. 4. ["That was a neat movie, Jerry!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  6. 5. ["Hello! I'd like to see the boss!"]
    Susie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Luden's Cough Drops
  8. 7. The Man Who Stopped Space-Flight!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  10. 9. ["What is the oldest form of code communication..."]
    Quick Quiz
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Out of This World; Necco
  12. 11. The King of the Bandits!
    Congo Bill
  13. 12. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  14. 13. ["Deliver these and come right back."]
    Varsity Vic
  15. 14. Editorial Advisory Board
  16. 15. Happy Birthday to Girl Scouts
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog
  18. 17. The Outlaw Editor!
    Vigilante
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  21. 20. Draw Me
    Art Instruction, Inc.
  22. 21. What Sparks a Champion Sparks You!
    Wheaties
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