ACTION COMICS (1938) (#0-600, 643-904) (DC) #39 - Bibliography

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Title: [The Man with the Radioactive Touch]

Featuring: Superman

Synopsis: A disaster at Chalmers Laboratories involving radium kills Brett Bryson. His bosses are tried for negligence but acquitted. A hooded figure later robs a jewelry store, leaving a watchman dead of radium burns. Superman is implicated, and he must clear his name before Sgt. Casey arrests him.

Character Appearances: Superman; Lois Lane; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; The Ghost [Brett Bryson] (intro); Frank Chalmers (villain); Davis (villain; District Attorney Tom Spaulding; May Bryson

Credits: Jerry Siegel (Script), Leo Nowak (Pencils), Shuster Shop (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [Tail Lights, Cooking School, I Hate Fish!]

Featuring: Gags

Credits: Henry Boltinoff (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (Inks), Gaspar Saladino (Letters).

Title: [Tear Gas, Bread]

Featuring: It's True

Credits: Henry Boltinoff (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (Inks), Gaspar Saladino (Letters).

Title: [The Jailed Star]

Featuring: Pep Morgan

Synopsis: When Midwest College's baseball team loses their pitcher, Jerry Hope, to a strain, Pep must stand in to pitch the game without any relief. Seeing an opportunity, "Odds" Renaldi and Monk, gamblers, make a plan to fix the game.

Character Appearances: Pep Morgan; Jerry Hope; "Odds" Renaldi (villain); Monk (villain)

Credits: ? (Script), George Papp (Pencils), George Papp (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [Tobo, Fur Coat, Back Seat Driver]

Featuring: Laff Lines

Credits: Bill Carney (Pencils), Bill Carney (Inks).

Title: [Escape from the Palace]

Featuring: Black Pirate

Synopsis: Jon Valor, posing as Noah Scott, trader, has been invited to attend the royal ball as a guest of his friend, Captain Don De Avila. Unknown to the Black Pirate, De Avila has laid a trap to capture him once inside the palace walls, and so regain the favor of the King of Spain.

Character Appearances: The Black Pirate; Bonnie; Captain Don De Avila (villain)

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

Title: [Palm Tree, States, Switzerland, Thespian]

Featuring: Quiz

Credits: ? (Script), Henry Boltinoff (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [Iodine, Walnut Trees]

Featuring: Facts

Credits: ? (Script), Henry Boltinoff (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [The Medicine Thief]

Featuring: Three Aces

Synopsis: Flying overhead, the Aces see the serum sled bound for Glencarren to help with an epidemic. As they pass, the sled-driver, Angus, is shot. In Glencarren, at Douglas MacLean's the Three Aces learn of the death and decide to intervene.

Character Appearances: Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will (all as the Three Aces); Douglas MacLean; Pierre La Salle (villain)

Credits: ? (Script), Chad Grothkopf (Pencils), Chad Grothkopf (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [vs. the Fifth Columnists]

Featuring: Mr. America

Synopsis: While on patrol, Mr. America spots some thugs kidnapping a man and stops them, although he is distracted by an explosion at the Mains Aircraft Factory. He manages to tear a piece of a thug's jacket away that bears an insignia. The man was Ed Blake, photographer, planted by the Globe newspaper at a spy camp but discovered. Mr. America decides to use the insignia to infiltrate the spy camp. There he meets Doris Dare, a reporter, who tells him that they must stop a package from being mailed.

Character Appearances: Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Ed Blake; Doris Dare; The Leader (villain)

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

Title: Get Your Man

Character Appearances: U.S. Marshal Craig Nolan; Deputy Marshall Claw Custer; Ed (villain)

Credits: Fred Hart (Script), Cliff Young (spot illustrations, signed) (Pencils), Cliff Young (spot illustrations, signed) (Inks), ? (Colors), typeset (Letters).

Title: [Hot Dog Stand]

Featuring: Silly Willy

Credits: ? (Script), Henry Boltinoff (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [The Secret U-Boat Base]

Featuring: Congo Bill

Synopsis: In Cairo, Congo Bill consults with a British officer about a hidden submarine base that u-boats are operating from. The officer needs Congo Bill to help locate the base along the north African coast.

Character Appearances: Congo Bill; Professor Kent; a German captain (villain); a British officer

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

Title: ["I've Not Yet Begun to Fight!"]

Featuring: Famous American Words

Synopsis: Captain John Paul Jones replies to the British: "I've not yet begun to fight!"

Character Appearances: John Paul Jones

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

Title: [3/5th's of a Second, First Electrical Communication]

Featuring: Facts

Credits: ? (Script), Henry Boltinoff (Pencils), Henry Boltinoff (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [The Zin Diamond]

Featuring: Zatara

Synopsis: Zatara performs in Patona, a far-off kingdom, winning the Queen's confidence. She asks him to help her get the Zin Diamond to the Capital Bank of America. Bem, an international jewel thief, plans to get rid of Zatara and steal the diamond.

Character Appearances: Zatara; Queen of Patona; Ben (villain); Ab (villain); Captain Mulgram

Credits: ? (Script), Joseph Sulman (Pencils), Joseph Sulman (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Comic Creator Database

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