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Issue Details

Issue #75
Published August 1944
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 52
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details - "Aesops Modern Fables"

Characters Superman
Genre superhero
Pencils Wayne Boring
Reprinted in Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #5 (2007)

12 page Superman story "Aesop's Modern Fables"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; V: Johnny Aesop [I].
Synopsis An escaped prisoner named Johnny Aesop, ribbed when he was younger about his last name, decides to commit crimes based on the ancient fables and gain wealth & notoriety.
Genre superhero
Script ? (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Notes Synopsis added by Craig Delich 10-14-07.
Reprinted in Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #5 (2007)

5 page Hayfoot Henry filler "The Baseball Barrage"

Characters Hayfoot Henry
Genre detective; humor
Inks Stan Kaye
Notes Writer credit revised from Alvin Schwartz to ? and pencil credit revised from Stan Kaye? to ? by Craig Delich 10-21-08. The Who's Who lists Schwartz as writer only in 1946-48 and Kaye as inker only in 1944.

10 page Vigilante story "Blunderbuss Broty"

Characters The Vigilante; V: The Dummy.
Genre western
Pencils Mort Meskin

Half page Chief Hot Foot filler

Characters Chief Hot Foot
Genre gag
Script Henry Boltinoff
Pencils Henry Boltinoff
Inks Henry Boltinoff
Letters Henry Boltinoff
Notes Writer credit added by Craig Delich 10-14-07.

2 page text story "Money Talks"

Genre adventure
Script Jack Miller [signed as Jesse Merlan]
Letters typeset

6 page Congo Bill story "Frame Up in Fur"

Characters Congo Bill
Genre jungle
Pencils Edwin Smalle
Inks Edwin Smalle

8 page Zatara story "The Sting of Death"

Characters Zatara
Genre occult
Pencils William F. White?
Inks William F. White?