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Issue Details

Issue #43
Published December 1941
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Whitney Ellsworth, [Mort Weisinger, Murray Bolitnoff (assistants)]

Cover Details

Characters Superman
Genre superhero
Pencils Fred Ray
Inks Fred Ray
Letters typeset
Reprinted In Superman: The Action Comics Archives (DC, 1997 series) #3 (2001); in Superman in the Forties (DC, 2005 series) #nn.

13 page Superman story "The Pilot's Revenge"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Villains: un-named butler [D], Dutch O'Leary & his gang.
Synopsis Several planes belonging to Skyway Airlines have mysteriously crashed and Perry White assigns Lois to investigate, all of which leads to peril facing Clark and Lois until Superman figures out the true culprit.
Genre superhero
Script Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils Leo Nowak (signed as Joe Shuster)
Inks Ed Dobrotka
Notes Ed Dobrotka not credited in the Archives. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.
Reprinted In Superman: The Action Comics Archives #3 (2001).

Half page Some Fun filler

Genre humor
Script Ray McGill
Pencils Ray McGill
Inks Ray McGill
Notes Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

13 page The Vigilante story "Billy Gunn's Mine"

Characters The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; V: The Shade (I); Billy Gunn [sidekick] (I).
Genre superhero
Script Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils Mort Meskin
Inks Mort Meskin

6 page Three Aces story "The Adventure of the Ancient Airplane"

Characters Three Aces: Fog Fortune, Gunner Bill and Whistler Will.
Genre adventure
Script Gardner F. Fox
Pencils Chad Grothkopf
Inks Chad Grothkopf
Notes Writer credit added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

8 page Mr. America story "The Giant Puppets"

Characters Mr. America [Tex Thomson]; Fatman (Bob Dailey).
Genre superhero
Script Ken Fitch
Pencils Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks Bernard Baily (signed)
Notes Writer credit by Jerry Bails, via Craig Delich 5/05.

2 page text story "Gentlemen on Guard"

Genre adventure
Script Albert Daniels (signed)
Pencils Cliff Young (spot illo)
Inks Cliff Young (spot illo)
Letters typeset

6 page Congo Bill story "The Golden Idol"

Characters Congo Bill
Genre jungle
Pencils Fred Ray
Inks Fred Ray
Notes Writer revision from Fred Ray? to ? added by Craig Delich 9-6-08.

9 page Zatara story "The Boss of Forrest City"

Characters Zatara
Genre occult
Pencils Joseph Sulman
Inks Joseph Sulman