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Issue Details

Issue #5
Published October 1938
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 68
Editing Vincent Sullivan

Cover Details

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

9 page Superman story "Superman and the Dam"

Characters Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; George Taylor (not named)
Synopsis Lois and Clark compete with one another to get the scoop on the possible collapse of the Valleyho Dam.
Genre superhero
Script Jerry Siegel (signed as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks Joe Shuster (signed)
Notes Synopsis added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.
Reprinted in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #3; in Great Comic Book Heroes, The (Dial Press, 1965 series) #nn; in Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #1

1 page Coyote Canyon Bill filler

Characters Canyon Bill
Genre gag
Script Fred Schwab
Pencils Fred Schwab
Inks Fred Schwab
Letters Fred Schwab
Notes Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

1 page Fantastic Facts filler

Genre fact
Pencils George Papp
Inks George Papp

2 page The Diddle Family filler

Characters Diddle Family
Genre family
Script Paul Gustavson
Pencils Paul Gustavson
Inks Paul Gustavson
Notes Writer credit added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

6 page Chuck Dawson story

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

4 page Pep Morgan story "The Newport Silver Cup Races"

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 Phil the Floater filler

Characters Phil
Genre gag
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 Sven Elven
Notes Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 8-5-08.

2 page text story "Valley of the Past"

Genre adventure
Script Richard Martin (signed)
Pencils ? (spot illos)
Inks ? (spot illos)
Letters typeset

10 page Tex Thomson story "The Nestralian Spy"

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

Half page Sportettes filler

Genre sports

1 page World of Stamps text article "World of Stamps"

Genre fact
Letters typeset
Notes Information from Error Report #3533, by Barry Sandoval.

6 page Scoop Scanlon, Five-Star Reporter story "Gentleman Jack, the Bank Robber] [Part 1"

Characters Scoop Scanlon; Gentleman Jack (villain)
Genre adventure
Pencils Will Ely (signed)
Inks Will Ely (signed)

12 page Zatara Master Magician story "The Egyptian Wizard"

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

1 page Star Light filler

Genre fact
Pencils Sheldon Moldoff
Inks Sheldon Moldoff