(May 1952)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-03-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); 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 Menace from Planet Z! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman
Reprints

Happy Hobby Time! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy; Frank
Synopsis
Superboy shows Frank that he can be creative, regardless of whether his creations are perfect, and notes an expressive hobby can be life long enjoyment.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; later appears in DC comics cover-dated June 1965

The Menace of Planet Z! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [also as Klarkash Kenton]; Olav; Jamar; Lura Lajos; Lois Lane (cameo)
Synopsis
The scientists of the planet Zor draw Superman to their world with their Z-Ray, because they need him to help them against giant monsters. Working undercover, Superman disguises himself as Klarkash Kenton, a reporter for the Daily Zorian, and has to deal with pesky fellow reporter Lura Lajos.
Reprints

New Wheaties Are Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Quick Quiz / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much salt is there in all the oceans?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

fun facts

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

Riddle Me This; Necco / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Meteor Mystery! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tommy Tomorrow
Synopsis
Tommy takes a crew of spaceship repairmen into space to help him solve a mystery.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This model has a radio and phonograph.
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Herky! Come over here!
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete; Herky

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Congo Bill's Last Fight! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Commissioner Alvin Blake; Kanazaka
Synopsis
Congo Bill goes up against Kanazaka's gang of gun smugglers and is briefly believed dead during the mission.
Reprints
Keywords
arms smuggling; deep sea diving; gun running; PT boats; skin diving; Sudan

Indexer Notes

script credit from Craig Delich

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

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

Heroes on Red Trucks (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Barbara Fairbanks [as B. Fairbanks]
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
information on firefighters

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Professor Eureka is always mislaying his glasses.
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka

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

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

Outlaws for Sale! (Table of Contents: 17)

Vigilante / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Stuff
Synopsis
Vigilante and Stuff discover a school for outlaws and send two men in to infiltrate the operation.

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

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

The Dripping Coin Trick! (Table of Contents: 19)

Learn a Bit o' Magic / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al McLean
Pencils
Al McLean (signed)
Inks
Al McLean
Colors
?
Letters
Al McLean ?

Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Menace from Planet Z!
    Superman
  2. 1. Happy Hobby Time!
    Superboy
  3. 2. The Menace of Planet Z!
    Superman
  4. 3. New Wheaties Are Better Than Ever!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. ["How much salt is there in all the oceans?"]
    Quick Quiz
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  7. 6. The Meteor Mystery!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. ["When does the race start?"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. ["This model has a radio and phonograph."]
    Shorty
  11. 10. ["Hey, Herky! Come over here!"]
    Little Pete
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
  13. 12. Congo Bill's Last Fight!
    Congo Bill
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Luden's Cough Drops
  15. 14. Heroes on Red Trucks
  16. 15. ["Professor Eureka is always mislaying his glasses."]
    Professor Eureka
  17. 16. ["TUZNOTM OM SUXK..."]
    Supermen of America
  18. 17. Outlaws for Sale!
    Vigilante
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Vitalis Hair Cream
  20. 19. The Dripping Coin Trick!
    Learn a Bit o' Magic
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Adventures of Rex the Wonder Dog
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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