(August 1952)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1952-06-30
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 Secrets of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]
Reprints
Keywords
film projectors

Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- And Doublecheck!" (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Secrets of Superman! (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]; Major Owens; Lois Lane; Jack Wilde; Doctor Williams
Reprints
Keywords
atom bomb; time capsule

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

An interesting mistake slipped through on page 6, panel 5, where a colonel addresses Clark Kent as Superman, talking about his invulnerability to weapons, as noted by Bruce Bergeron through the GCD Errors list.

Top Speed Stops Spy (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Message to Parents (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Keywords
Polio

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Invaders of Indigo Island! (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Barry Mason
Synopsis
Bill captures a trio of escaped criminal using a series of horse-riding stunts.
Keywords
horses; motion picture projectors; South Pacific

Indexer Notes

script credit from Craig Delich.

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

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

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

Shorty / 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
The sea is pretty rough today!
Genre
humor

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

Necco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Hard-Luck Lou / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, what luck! It's starting to rain... and me wearing my new suit!
Genre
humor

Superman's Secret Message (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Phantom Space Ship! (Table of Contents: 12)

Tommy Tomorrow of the Space Planeteers / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction

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

The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Chief Hot Foot / 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
Chief best guide in country - he take you where plenty of bear to hunt!
Genre
humor

Your Puzzle Page (Table of Contents: 16)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Rover Never Had It So Good! (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

A Cell for Vigilante! (Table of Contents: 18)

Vigilante / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero

2 More Great Magazines! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Our Army at War; Star Spangled War Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secrets of Superman!
    Superman
  2. 1. Superman Says: "It's Smart to Check-- And Doublecheck!"
    Superman
  3. 2. The Secrets of Superman!
    Superman
  4. 3. Top Speed Stops Spy
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  5. 4. Message to Parents
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Invaders of Indigo Island!
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Wildroot Cream-Oil
  9. 8. ["The sea is pretty rough today!"]
    Shorty
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Necco
  11. 10. ["Gosh, what luck! It's starting to rain... and me wearing my new suit!"]
    Hard-Luck Lou
  12. 11. Superman's Secret Message
    Supermen of America
  13. 12. The Phantom Space Ship!
    Tommy Tomorrow of the Space Planeteers
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  15. 14. ["Today we're going to have a contest!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  16. 15. ["Chief best guide in country - he take you where plenty of bear to hunt!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  17. 16. Your Puzzle Page
  18. 17. Rover Never Had It So Good!
  19. 18. A Cell for Vigilante!
    Vigilante
  20. 19. 2 More Great Magazines!
    Our Army at War; Star Spangled War Stories
  21. 20. The Secret of Treasure Cave
    Wilson Chem. Co.
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