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Issue Details

Issue #2
Published July 1938
Frequency monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Vincent Sullivan

Cover Details

Genre adventure
Pencils Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Inks Leo E. O'Mealia (signed)
Letters typeset
Reprinted In Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #1.

1 page story "Thrills"

Genre adventure
Script Terry Gilkison ?
Pencils Terry Gilkison
Inks Terry Gilkison
Notes Found on inside front cover.

13 page Superman story "Revolution in San Monte"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Lola Cortez; George Taylor (cameo); Villains: Alex Greer, Emil Norvell.
Synopsis Clark Kent and Lois Lane are sent by editor Taylor to San Monte in South America to cover a war that is brewing. Besides saving Lois from executed as a spy, Superman proves the war is being formented by munitions manufacturers led by Emil Norvell.
Genre superhero
Script Jerry Siegel (signed as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks Joe Shuster (signed)
Notes Originally prepared for newspaper publication, cut up and repaged. No black shading used. Clark works for the [Cleveland] Evening News. Superman wears blue boots. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.
Reprinted In Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (Summer 1939); in Superman from the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1971 series) #nn (1971); in Superman from the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown Publishers, Inc., 1983 series) #nn (1983); in Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1; in Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #1 [recap]; in Superman #1 [Masterpiece Edition] (Chronicle Books, 1999 series) #[nn]; in Superman in the Forties (DC, 2005 series) #nn

6 page Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star reporter story "The Shipwreck"

Characters Scoop Scanlon
Genre adventure
Pencils Will Ely (signed)
Inks Will Ely (signed)

4 page Pep Morgan story "Glass Arm"

Characters Pep Morgan
Genre adventure
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils Fred Guardineer [signed as Gene Baxter]
Inks Fred Guardineer [signed as Gene Baxter]
Notes Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-9-08.

4 page Elmer the Eel filler "Thief! Police!"

Characters Elmer [an eel]
Genre gag
Script Russell Cole [signed as Alger]
Pencils Russell Cole [signed as Alger]
Inks Russell Cole [signed as Alger]

4 page Adventures of Marco Polo story "By the daring of the Polos, the bandits find themselves caught in their own trap."

Characters Marco Polo
Genre period
Pencils Sven Elven (signed)
Inks Sven Elven (signed)
Letters Sven Elven
Notes Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.

2 page text story "South Sea Strategy [Part 2]"

Genre adventure
Script Captain Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils ? (spot illos)
Inks ? (spot illos)
Letters typeset

6 page Tex Thomson story "The Sealed City [Part 1]"

Characters Tex Thomson; Bob Daley (introduction); Gorrah (villain, introduction)
Genre adventure
Script Ken Fitch ?
Pencils Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks Bernard Baily (signed)
Letters Bernard Baily
Notes Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-3-08.

6 page Inspector Donald and Bobby story "Vindication"

Characters Inspector Donald; Bobby.
Genre Detective
Pencils Leo O'Mealia
Inks Leo O'Mealia

6 page Chuck Dawson story "Chuck Dawson is felled by a bullet in a sidewalk encounter with Trigger and Butch..."

Characters Chuck Dawson
Genre adventure
Pencils Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
Inks Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
Notes Printed in black and white.

12 page Zatara Master Magician story "Haunted Farm"

Characters Zatara; Tong.
Genre occult
Pencils Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks Fred Guardineer (signed)

1 page filler "Play Ball"

Characters Lefty Gomez
Genre fact
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff
Inks Sheldon Moldoff
Notes Starts with a mini-profile of "Lefty" Vernon Gomez, and then discusses pitching and various pitches. Found on the inside back cover.