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Issue Details

Issue #79
Published December 1944
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 52
Editing Whitney Ellsworth

Cover Details

Characters Superman
Genre superhero
Pencils Jack Burnley
Inks Stan Kaye
Letters typeset
Reprinted in Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #5 (2007)

12 page Superman story "The Golden Fleece"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; V: J. Wilbur Wolfingham (I).
Synopsis When Wilbur Wolfingham brings his crooked "rags to riches" scheme to Metropolis, Lois decides to reveal his antics and prove to him that "in the end, his schemes only hurt himself"!
Genre superhero
Script Don Cameron (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks Ira Yarbrough (signed as Joe Shuster)
Notes Synopsis added by Craig Delich 10-21-07.
Reprinted in Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #5 (2007)

5 page Hayfoot Henry filler "The Taming of the Tiger"

Characters Hayfoot Henry
Genre detective; humor
Pencils Thurston Harper
Inks Thurston Harper
Notes Art credits verified by Jerry Bails. Writer credit revised from Alvin Schwartz to ? by Craig Delich 10-22-08. The Who's Who states Schwartz only wrote this strip from 1946-48.

10 page The Vigilante story "Birds of Ill Omen"

Characters The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Villains: Fiddler, with Sailor, Droop, Spike and the rest of his gang.
Genre western
Script Joe Samachson
Pencils Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)

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 10-21-07.

2 page text story "Kid Brother"

Genre adventure
Script Joseph Greene (signed)
Letters typeset

6 page Congo Bill story "High in the Andes"

Characters Congo Bill
Genre jungle
Script Writer "D"
Pencils Edwin Smalle
Inks Edwin Smalle

8 page Zatara story "When Magic Fails"

Characters Zatara
Genre occult
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils William F. White
Inks William F. White