Superman #51

DC Comics

United States

Published
March-April 1948
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/6547

Credits

Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, Editor [credited]
 
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; Lois Lane

Credits

Art
Wayne Boring, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #12 ([May 1948?])
Untitled
Show/hide 1. No title recorded (Credit Sales Company) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Credit Sales Company

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Writing
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Text
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Mxyztplk (villain); King of Topsy Turvy World (introduction); Princess of Topsy Turvy World (introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White; Seymour Salmon

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
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Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #12 ([May 1948?])
Mr. Mxyztplk Seeks a Wife

Synopsis

Mxyztplk tries to get Lois Lane to marry him so he won't have to marry the king's daughter.

Notes

Mxyztplk's home called Topsy Turvy World, instead of Zrfff. The king is not Brpxz.

Writer verified by Martin O'Hearn.

Show/hide 3. No title recorded (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Wheaties

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Show/hide 4. She Makes a Honey of a Rescue! (Meet a Bit-o-Honey) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Meet a Bit-o-Honey
Genre
Adventure

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Show/hide 5. The Magnetic Mobster! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Mr. Ohm (villain, introduction); Lois Lane; Perry White; Mr. Brighton; Jack; Felix

Credits

Writing
Al Schwartz, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

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Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #68 ([April 1953])
The Magnetic Gang
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #41 (August 1953)
The Magnetic Gang
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #32 ([January 1967])
The Magnetic Gang!

Synopsis

To foil armored car robberies, a security company switches to tanks to make its shipments. But Mr. Ohnm develops a powerful magnet plane that is able to lift the tanks into the air and steal them.

Notes

writer verified by Martin O'Hearn

Show/hide 6. The Dummy in the Wax Museum! (The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
Genre
Adventure

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Show/hide 7. Danny's Dream (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Smith Brothers Cough Drops

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Writing
, scripter [as S. B. Black]
Art
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Text
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Show/hide 8. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Show/hide 9. Book Learning Text story, 1.67 pages

Credits

Writing
Cliff Rhodes, author
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Text
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Show/hide 10. No title recorded Statement of ownership, 0.33 pages

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Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Mr. District Attorney) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mr. District Attorney

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Show/hide 12. Death on Wheels! (Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
Genre
Adventure

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Show/hide 13. The Man Who Bossed Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Pudge Purdy (villain, introduction); gang members

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Steve Brodie , inker
Colours
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Text
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Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman (Colour Comics, 1950 series) #61 ([September 1952?])
The Man Who Bossed Superman!
 
United Kingdom
Superman (KG Murray, 1952 series) #34 (January 1953)
The Man Who Bossed Superman!
 
United States
Three-Dimension Adventures Superman (DC, 1953 series) (1953)
The Man Who Bossed Superman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic (Colour Comics, 1958 series) #49 ([May 1969?])
The Man who Bossed Superman
 
United States
Superman 3-D (DC, 1997 series) ([February] 1998)
The Man Who Bossed Superman
From GCD
from Three-Dimension Adventures Superman (DC, 1953 series) #[nn].
 
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #51 (March-April 1948)
in Superman 3-D (DC, 1997 series) #[nn] ([February] 1998)

Synopsis

To raise money for charity, a contest is held where the winner will get Superman to carry out their wishes for a day. When gangster Pudge Purdy wins the contest, Superman must use his wits to fulfill the terms of the contest without allowing Purdy to profit from Superman's deeds.

Notes

Rehashed in Superman (DC, 1939 series) #130.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Wilson Chem. Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

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Wilson Chem. Co.

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Show/hide 15. Superman's Secret Message (Supermen of America) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Supermen of America

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Show/hide 16. Untitled (Chief Hot Foot) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"The hurricane is headed due north..."

Featuring

Feature
Chief Hot Foot
Genre
Humor

Credits

Writing
Henry Boltinoff, scripter
Art
Henry Boltinoff, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #16 ([September 1948?])
Untitled
Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Leave It to Binky) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Leave It to Binky

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Show/hide 18. No title recorded (Illinois Merchandise Mart) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Illinois Merchandise Mart

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Show/hide 19. No title recorded (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 20. Easy Way to Change a Fuse (Eveready) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Eveready

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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Last Siegel and Shuster by-lines in this issue.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38085

Entry created

  • 05/08/2021

Index completed

  • 08/08/2021

Last updated

  • 08/08/2021