(July 1952)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1952-05-26
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Mad Artist of Metropolis (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Scott! Superman protecting criminals!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
art; painting

Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; teen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Mad Artist of Metropolis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome ? (credited as Writer A)
Pencils
Al Plastino; Win Mortimer ? (splash page)
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See! Just as in my painting that people said was mad!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Paul McKenzie; Dr. Hugo Renaldo; Dr. Igor Haan; Dr. Phillips
Synopsis
Lois drags Clark off to cover an exhibit at the Metropolis Art Galleries. Once a greatly admired painter, Paul McKenzie has suffered a mental breakdown and is now painting scenes which people consider ridiculous and impossible, such as a patch of summer in the middle of a winter landscape. Superman helps him regain his confidence by creating scenarios which mirror the paintings.

Indexer Notes

writer credit by Bob Hughes

Champion Larry Yogi Berra Sparks Yankees! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Turns Terrific Clout Into Out! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Great Brain of Space! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is said that no man can predict the future!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Colonel Tommy Tomorrow; Captain Brent Wood; Dr. Willis Lorner
Synopsis
Dr. Willis Lorner tells a commander of the Planeteers that he has build a great electronic calculator which can predict future events. Tommy and Brent are dispatched to Pallas to investigate. There, the brain predicts Tommy's death on a certain date, and the imminent destruction of Pallas. Tommy reveals it to have been a scheme by two criminals to plunder the riches of Pallas after evacuation.
Reprints

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

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

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 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 (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I had a great time today at Mindy's...
Genre
humor

The Gold That Changed to Lead! (Table of Contents: 10)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can one element possibly change into another...
Genre
adventure; drama; jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Pete; Ward
Synopsis
Bill exposes gold thieves who are using a camouflaged air strip.
Keywords
airplanes; Bini-bini Air Strip; camouflage; gold; Lae; New Guinea; Wau gold fields

Indexer Notes

script credit from Craig Delich

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

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

Push-Pedal Vacation (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art credits submitted by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

The King of Handcuffs! (Table of Contents: 13)

Vigilante [Western hero] / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never before has the valiant Vigilante met up with such a strange lawbreaker...
Genre
adventure; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Vigilante [Greg Sander]; Stuff, the Chinatown Kid; Dod Horton; The Cactus Kid (crook); "Rattler" Reed (crook)
Synopsis
In the Montana Hills, Dod Horton gloats over his collection of handcuffs used during the arrest of famous outlaws. In getting further items for the collection, he endangers the lives of Vigilante and Stuff, before finally being brought to justice.
Reprints

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

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

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Private Pete / 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
Everyone here?
Genre
humor; military

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

The Craziest Pair in History (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mad Artist of Metropolis
    Superman
  2. 1. Buzzy Scoffs at "That Deep, Dark Secret!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Mad Artist of Metropolis!
    Superman
  4. 3. Champion Larry Yogi Berra Sparks Yankees!
    Wheaties
  5. 4. Turns Terrific Clout Into Out!
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  6. 5. The Great Brain of Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Riddle Me This; Necco
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  9. 8. ["Is the safari ready to start?"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  10. 9. ["I had a great time today at Mindy's..."]
    Shorty
  11. 10. The Gold That Changed to Lead!
    Congo Bill
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
  13. 12. Push-Pedal Vacation
  14. 13. The King of Handcuffs!
    Vigilante [Western hero]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  17. 16. ["Everyone here?"]
    Private Pete
  18. 17. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  19. 18. The Craziest Pair in History
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
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