ACTION COMICS (1938) (#0-600, 643-904) (DC) #42 - Bibliography

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Title: [The Empire in the Sky]

Featuring: Superman

Synopsis: Luthor builds a giant city in the sky and hypnotizes Superman into doing his bidding.

Character Appearances: Superman; Perry White; Lex Luthor (villain); Lois Lane

Credits: Jerry Siegel (Script), John Sikela (Pencils), Ed Dobrotka (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [The Origin of the Vigilante]

Featuring: Vigilante

Synopsis: At his execution, Killer Kelly tells Vigilante that he will come back from the grave, but he has really just bribed the prison doctor to lower the voltage. Greg Sanders, rodeo man, is met by Betty Stuart, a blues singer, after a rodeo, and he learns that Killer Kelly is loose. At his home, Greg dons the costume of the Vigilante and heads to the costume ball of Van Ardsley. When Killer Kelly bashes the party, the Vigilante has to rope them in.

Character Appearances: The Vigilante [Greg Sanders] (intro, origin); Killer Kelly (villain); Betty Stuart; Van Ardsley

Credits: Mort Weisinger (Script), Mort Meskin (Pencils), Mort Meskin (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: [The Ship Spies]

Featuring: Black Pirate

Synopsis: A cutthroat pretends to be an escaped fugitive to get close to Jon Valor. Bonnie is suspicious, however.

Character Appearances: The Black Pirate; Bonnie; cutthroats (villains)

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

Title: [Revolution in Central America!]

Featuring: Three Aces

Synopsis: On their way back from South America, the Aces find themselves in the middle of a Central American revolution. A man named Miguel Miranda takes their planes for the war, and the Aces have to figure out a way to get them back.

Character Appearances: Fog Fortune; Gunner Bill; Whistler Will (all as the Three Aces); Miguel Miranda (villain)

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

Title: [The Origin of Fatman]

Featuring: Mr. America

Synopsis: Mr. America goes out to investigate a strange lack of crime, but Bob is ordered to stay in. Feeling deserted, Bob creates the identity of Fatman. At Tex's headquarters, he develops a way to transform his cape into a magic flying carpet. Fatman stumbles upon the plans of the Queen Bee to steal radium.

Character Appearances: Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Fatman [Bob Daley] (origin as Fatman); The Queen Bee (villain)

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

Title: Missing Masterpiece

Character Appearances: Peter Projak

Credits: Sidney Drew (Script), none (Pencils), none (Inks), none (Colors), typeset (Letters).

Title: Dead or Alive

Character Appearances: Killer Manon

Credits: Wilton Weston (Script), Stan Kaye (spot illustration) (Pencils), Stan Kaye (spot illustration) (Inks), ? (Colors), typeset (Letters).

Title: [Juggler, Junior, McGirk]

Featuring: Jokes

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

Title: [The Jungle Film]

Featuring: Congo Bill

Synopsis: In the jungle, Congo Bill's safari comes across a white man being buried alive by a native and attempts to stop him, only to be informed that he's just ruined a shot in an adventure film. Talking with the director, Hugo Von Eller, Bill finds out that the production has been plagued with problems. Sheila agrees to stand in for a sick actress, but the problems continue.

Character Appearances: Congo Bill; Sheila Hanlen; Professor James Kent; Hugo Von Eller; Winters; Tomkins (villain)

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

Title: [The Man who Could Control Minds]

Featuring: Zatara

Synopsis: Zatara spots the Tigress and Frosty Parke and decides to follow them. He catches them trying to rob a bank and quickly stops them, putting Frosty into the hospital. There, Frosty uses an experiment that allows him to control men's minds, and somehow the power is transferred into him. He escapes and meets with Tigress to continue their crime spree. Zatara discovers Frosty's new power and investigates.

Character Appearances: Zatara; The Tigress (villain); Frosty Parke (villain)

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

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