Superman #13

DC Comics

United States

Published
November-December 1941
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1753

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)
Murray Boltinoff (assistant editor, uncredited)
Mort Weisinger (assistant editor, uncredited)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Superman) Cover, 1 page

"World's greatest adventure-strip character!"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; the Nazis

Credits

Art
Fred Ray
Letters
typeset

Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

Show/hide 1. Rain (Gillette Bicycle Tires) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gillette Bicycle Tires

Credits

Colours
? (red tones)

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. No title recorded (Glover's) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Glover's
Show/hide 3. The Light (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Senator Tom Billingsley; The Light [Lex Luthor] (villain)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster (layouts, signed)
Leo Nowak (finishes)
Inks
Leo Nowak

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #13 ([December 1975?])
Untitled
 
United States
Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #4 ([July] 1994)

Synopsis

Superman must battle Lex Luthor who is disguised as The Light, a criminal who kidnaps prominent men from many different fields, hypnotizes them with colored lights, and makes them do his bidding.

Notes

Joe Shuster not listed in credits in Superman Archives #4. Story title from the Archives reprint.

Show/hide 4. Energy to Perform (Baby Ruth) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Baby Ruth

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 5. Supermen of America Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 6. The Archer (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jimmy Olsen (name Jimmy revealed); Lois Lane; Perry White; Sgt. Casey; Thomas Gayford (death); Amos Kendrick; The Archer [Quigley] (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (ghost, signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak

Synopsis

A new villain hits the front pages of Metropolis' newspapers, a villain who prefers hunting human beings for profit rather than animals, and when Perry White cannot locate Lois or Clark to cover the story, a young office boy at the Daily Planet takes on the job himself --- and gets his first by-line!

Notes

Jimmy Olsen is blonde-haired in this story; last name Olsen not used until issue #15. This is Jimmy's first definite appearance in a comic book. First named appearance was on the Superman radio program. Story title from the Archives reprint.

Show/hide 7. Lost Lagoon and The Reluctant Dragon (Good Books and Movies) Text article, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Good Books and Movies
Genre
Non-fiction

Credits

Author
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Notes

Books reviewed include "Lost Legion" by Armstrong Sperry and Walt Disney's "The Reluctant Dragon."

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Laff Lines) Cartoon, 0.44 pages

"Is Mr. Rogers expecting you?"

Featuring

Feature
Laff Lines
Genre
Humor
Show/hide 9. No title recorded Advertisement, 0.22 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

A pair of small ads.

Show/hide 10. Everybody's Wearing Superman Moccasins (Superman Moccasins) Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman Moccasins
Show/hide 11. Baby on the Doorstep (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Bob Pierson (a baby, introduction); Clara Pierson (his mother); Leila (villain, introduction)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (ghost, signed)
Inks
Leo Nowak

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #253 (June 1972)
Baby on the Doorstep
 
Australia
Superman the Comic (Murray, 1978 series) #1 ([December 1978?])
Untitled
 
United States
Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #4 ([July] 1994)
Baby on the Doorstep

Synopsis

Clark Kent receives a note to go to a certain address to pick up a baby and to care for it for a few days. But when attempts are made to kidnap the child, Superman intervenes and discovers that the mother was trying to protect the child from enemy agents who believed she knew the secret of her late husband's war-time invention.

Notes

Story title taken from the Archives reprint.

Show/hide 12. Good Company! (Action Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Action Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 13. Here's Top Value! (World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
World's Finest Comics

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 14. Sailor's Shawl Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Adventure

Credits

Author
Gardner Fox (credited)
Art
Cliff Young
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Jerry the Jitterbug) Cartoon, 2 pages

"It's sure nice of your dad to give you such a swell car..."

Featuring

Feature
Jerry the Jitterbug
Genre
Humor
Characters
Jerry the Jitterbug

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 16. The "Big Six" Now Becomes the "Big Seven" Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 17. The City Beneath the Earth (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Lois Lane; Tulan (introduction); Kyack (villain, introduction, death)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (ghost, signed)
Inks
John Sikela

Synopsis

Superman discovers an underground civilization beneath Metropolis that has been using a ray apparatus to destroy buildings in Metropolis and elsewhere. He meets with Kyack and learns that this civilization once populated the Earth before the ice age, and the glaciers forced them underground, where they built their new civilization. Now they are planning an invasion of the Earth's surface and restore the rule they once had over it.

Notes

Story title taken from the Archives reprint.

Show/hide 18. Choose Your Prize (American Specialty Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
American Specialty Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 19. Boys and Girls It's Free! (Schwinn) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Schwinn

Credits

Colours
? (red tones)

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. No title recorded (Daisy Air Rifles) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Daisy Air Rifles

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of August 29 in ad in Action Comics #41.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 34649

Entry created

  • 27/10/2007

Index completed

  • 05/09/2019

Last updated

  • 05/09/2019