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Issue Details

Issue #4
Published September 1938
Cover Price 0.10
Pages 68
Editing Vincent Sullivan

Cover Details

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

13 page Superman story "[Superman Plays Football] "

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Tommy Burke; Mary; V: Coach Randall.
Synopsis Overhearing a crooked college football coach at Dale University plotting to populate his team with thugs to defeat rival Cordell University, Superman impersonates a football player from Cordell to straighten out the situation out.
Genre superhero
Script Jerry Siegel (signed as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks Joe Shuster (signed)
Notes Clark works for the Evening News in this story. Superman wears blue boots. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.
Reprinted in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #1 (Summer 1939); in Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1; in Superman #1 [Masterpiece Edition] (Chronicle Books, 1999 series) #[nn]

6 page Chuck Dawson story

Characters Chuck Dawson
Genre adventure
Pencils Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
Inks Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)

4 page Pep Morgan story "The All-Star Athlete"

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 Bad Bill and The Menace of the Hills story

Characters Bad Bill
Genre adventure
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

Characters Marco Polo
Genre period
Pencils Sven Elven (signed)
Inks Sven Elven (signed)
Letters Svden Elven
Notes Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

2 page text story "Legion Loyalty"

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

12 page Tex Thomson story "Sealed City [Part 3]"

Characters Tex Thomson
Genre adventure
Script Ken Fitch?
Pencils Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors >
Letters Bernard Baily
Notes Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

6 page Scoop Scanlon, Five Star Reporter story "Brady's Revenge"

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

6 page Inspector Donald and Bobby story "The Protection Racket"

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

6 page Zatara Master Magician story "The Night Club Murder"

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

Half page Thrills filler

Genre fact