ACTION COMICS (1938) (#0-600, 643-904) (DC) #22 - Bibliography

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Title: [Europe at War (part 1)]

Featuring: Superman

Synopsis: When Toran suddenly invades Galonia, Clark and Lois are sent to cover the war. On the ship to Europe, Clark saves the life of Lita Laverne, a famous foreign actress. When she later snubs him, Clark and Lois attend a reception for Lita to investigate. The reception is cut short when the city is bombed. Superman ends the bombing but discovers a neutral steamship is under attack and that Lita might have a connection.

Character Appearances: Superman; Lois Lane; Galonia-Toran War; Lita Laverne (intro)

Credits: Jerry Siegel (Script), Joe Shuster; Paul Cassidy (Pencils), Paul Cassidy (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [Volunteer Fireman]

Featuring: Pep Morgan

Synopsis: As Pep is playing pinochle with the volunteer fire department, they receive word that Joe Mack's place is burning. When they arrive, they find that Joe's wife ran back in for her pocketbook. Pep prepares a daring rescue. Later, evidence is found that the fire might have been set intentionally, and suspicion falls on Rufus Toone and his nephew, Ezra Wright.

Character Appearances: Pep Morgan; Joe Mack; Charlie; Mrs. Mack; Rufus Toone (villain); Fred Davis; Ezra Wright (villain); Jack Green; Ted

Credits: ? (Script), Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter) (Pencils), Fred Guardineer (as Gene Baxter) (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [Murder at the Slash-D Ranch]

Featuring: Chuck Dawson

Synopsis: An young "puncher" mistakes an old gunman for a friend, but his friendly slap causes him to be held at gunpoint. Chuck sees that the young man apologized, and he intervenes. Later, on a rough mountain trail, Chuck finds the young man's body and is coerced into helping track down the killer when the Slash-D ranch foreman finds him by the body.

Character Appearances: Chuck Dawson; Blacky; Andy Parsons, Mrs. Parsons; Jackson

Credits: ? (Script), Homer Fleming (Pencils), Homer Fleming (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [Beauty was the Beast]

Featuring: Clip Carson

Synopsis: Aboard a liner en route from Algiers to South America, Clip sees a man, Harry Anders, knocked overboard and jumps in to rescue him. Back on board, the man and his daughter, Gloria, tell Clip about a statue that they obtained in Africa that has brought nothing but attempts on their lives, despite their readiness to return it. Clip goes to the room of an anthropologist, Reginald Hood, for more information but is met with great resistance. Shortly thereafter, Harry is found murdered, and Clip races to solve the case.

Character Appearances: Clip Carson; Gloria Anders; Harry Anders; Reginald Hood; Mr. Ballard

Credits: ? (Script), Sheldon Moldoff (signed) (Pencils), Sheldon Moldoff (signed) (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: Malay Head

Credits: Frank Cooper (Script), ? (spot illo) (Pencils), ? (spot illo) (Inks).

Title: [The Island Demon]

Featuring: Tex Thomson

Synopsis: Weird happenings on a small island in the Indian Ocean have kept that section isolated. Cary James decide to investigate rumors of horrible demons there. Doctor Reid, head of the isle mission, pays Cary a visit, telling him to believe the natives. When Reid can't convince Cary to stay away, the doctor gives him a locket that can kill the demon if it is pressed on the demon's head. When Cary arrives, he finds not a demon but an old man. Later, however, this old man puts Cary under his spell, and the old man takes on Cary's features in order to take his place in the world. The real Cary sends a letter and the locket to Dr. Drummond so that the impostor can be stopped. In New York, Dr. Drummond's butler, Courtney, is attacked by the demon Cary. After learning that Cary attacked the butler, Tex Thomson must get to the bottom of the mystery.

Character Appearances: Tex Thomson; Bob Daley; Cary James; Doctor Reid; Dr. Drummond; a demon (villain); Courtney; Mrs. Van Schuler

Credits: ? (Script), Bernard Baily (Pencils), Bernard Baily (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Fantastic Facts

Credits: George Papp (Pencils), George Papp (Inks).

Title: [The Lost Scot Gold Mine (part 2)]

Featuring: Three Aces

Synopsis: Gunner and Tog notice a change in Whistler, who leaves shortly thereafter. In Arizona, at Matt Saunders' ranch, Easterners are entertained on the eve of a wedding. The groom, Perry Laverne, asks the bride, Sally Saunders, about her brother Will and why he is named "Whistler." She relates how they found him in his youth on the Gila Desert and adopted him. A woman named Nedra confirms with Martino Fenton, Perry's cousin, that Perry Laverne will be killed. Concho and his raiders kidnap Sally and Perry, according to Nedra and Martino's plans. Martino soons finds that he has been double-crossed by Concho, who takes him captive as well. One night a whistling sound through the camp ignites the hopes of the captives.

Character Appearances: Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will (brief origin) (all as the Three Aces); Matt Saunders; Sally Saunders; Perry Laverne; Martino Fenton; Nedra; Concho; Juan; Pepito

Credits: ? (Script), Bert Christman (as Christopher) (Pencils), Bert Christman (as Christopher) (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [Wet Paint]

Featuring: Rex

Synopsis: Rex's owner kicks Rex out of a chair so that he can paint it. Rex finds a way to sleep in the chair again.

Character Appearances: Rex; Rex's owner

Credits: ? (Script), Fred Schwab (Pencils), Fred Schwab (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: The Mask

Featuring: Zatara

Synopsis: Recently returned from England, Zatara dines at the El Storko Club, where he notices the Tigress. He sees her poison the drink of Ed Burton, a banker. Zatara saves him. The Tigress meets with the Mask and discusses their plans to kill Ed. Zatara hunts after the Tigress to stop them.

Character Appearances: Zatara; The Mask (villain); The Tigress (villain); Ed Burton

Credits: ? (Script), Fred Guardineer (Pencils), Fred Guardineer (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

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Publisher: DC ComicsTitle: ACTION COMICS (1938) (#0-600, 643-904) (DC)
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