Superman #48

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
September-October 1947
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
DC: A Superman Publication (1941–1949)
 
DC: A Superman Publication (1941–1949)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/6119

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor
 
Jack Schiff, Assistant Editor [attributed]
 
Mort Weisinger, Assistant Editor [attributed]

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
George Roussos , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (KGM, 1947 series) #5 ([October 1947])
Untitled
 
United Kingdom
Superman Comics (KGM, 1950 series) #6 (September 1950)
Untitled
Printed in
Superman (K. G. Murray, 1947 series) #5 ([October 1947])
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Notes

inker id by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Text
, typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. W Is for Woodchuck Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. The Man Who Stole the Sun! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lex Luthor (villain); Harry Truman (guest appearance, seen from back); Lois Lane; Perry White; Gerty; Mable

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
George Roussos , inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #12 ([May 1948?])
The Man Who Stole the Sun!
 
United States
Three-Dimension Adventures Superman (DC, 1953 series) (1953)
The Man Who Stole the Sun
 
United States
Superman 3-D (DC, 1997 series) ([February] 1998)
The Man Who Stole the Sun
Printed in
Three-Dimension Adventures Superman (DC, 1953 series) #[nn] ([November] 1953)
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

Luthor uses a giant space ship to cut off sunlight from the Earth, effectively "stealing" the sun, and demands that the world surrender to him to restore it.

Notes

credits by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 4. George Whitey Kurowski (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 5. Trapping a Bandit ("U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Show/hide 6. Autograph, Please! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Jimmy Olsen; Johnny Terrill (introduction); Alexander Breckenridge III (introduction, villain); Dr. Mason; Sharpley; Mugsy; George Washington; Abraham Lincoln; Julius Caesar; Napoleon Bonaparte; Harry S. Truman; General Dwight D. Eisenhower; Walter Winchell; Danny Kaye; Eddie Kantor; Ray Milland; Marguerite Chapman; Leonardo Da Vinci; Rembrandt van Rijn; Robert Fulton; Sir Isaac Newton; Benjamin Franklin; Alexander Graham Bell

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Sikela, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (KGM, 1947 series) #6 (November 1947)
Autograph, Please!
 
Australia
The Mighty Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) ([December 1956?])
Autograph, Please
 
United States
Limited Collectors' Edition (DC, 1972 series) #C-38 (October-November 1975)
Autograph, Please!
 
United States
Superman: Past and Future (DC, 2008 series) ([December] 2008)
Autograph, Please!
Printed in
Superman (K. G. Murray, 1947 series) #6 ([November 1947])
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)
 
Superman Annual (Atlas Publishing, 1951 series) #1953-4 (1953)
Original
Superman 48, September-October 1947

Synopsis

When the Daily Planet mounts an autograph contest, Superman helps Johnny Terrill collect signatures from around the globe and across time to give him the confidence to walk again. But Johnny has to compete against a young heir and his crooked bodyguards, who actually want to collect signatures so they can later forge checks. When Lois and the heir discover the bodyguards’ plans, Superman comes to their rescue, and then supplies Johnny with the winning autograph.

Notes

Writer credit by Martin O'Hearn; inker credit by Bob Hughes.

Superman time travels under his own power for the first time.

Show/hide 7. Captain Tootsie and the Log Jam Rescue (Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll) Comics-form advertising, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Roll
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
C. C. Beck, penciller
 
Pete Costanza, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 8. Untitled (Flip-Flap, the Clown) Comic story, 1 page

"Help! Help! My tent is on fire!!"

Featuring

Feature
Flip-Flap, the Clown
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Phil Berube, scripter [signed]
Art
Phil Berube, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 9. Comeback of a Clown Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Writing
Tex Blane, author
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset
Show/hide 10. Untitled (Jerry the Jitterbug) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Ulp! I just swallowed a quarter I had in my mouth!"

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter [signed]
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Lucky to Be a Yankee) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lucky to Be a Yankee

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 12. Untitled (Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Jimminy and the Magic Book; More Fun Comics
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Superboy; Robin; Jimminy

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
George Roussos , line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

ad for new feature in More Fun Comics

Show/hide 13. The Rarest Secret in the World! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; "Fathead" Gurney (introduction, villain); "Loophole" Lannigan (crooked lawyer); John Forrest [Eric Joyce]

Credits

Writing
Jerry Siegel, scripter
Art
John Sikela, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

Clark is forced to rescue a man who may know his secret ID.

Notes

Inker credit by Bob Hughes. Contains flashback to issue #6.

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Kellogg's Pep) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Kellogg's Pep

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Text
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Show/hide 15. Untitled (Willy) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Report Card"

Featuring

Feature
Willy
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Phil Berube, scripter [signed]
Art
Phil Berube, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Show/hide 16. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

Credits

Writing
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 17. Untitled (The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 18. Untitled (Schwinn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Schwinn

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 19. Untitled (Credit Sales Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Credit Sales Company

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. Untitled (Eveready) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Eveready

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 32822

Entry created

  • 26/07/2007

Cover added

  • 27/04/2011

Index completed

  • 03/06/2022

Last updated

  • 03/06/2022