Superman #17

DC Comics

United States

Published
July-August 1942
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/2212

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]; Adolf Hitler; Hideki Tojo

Credits

Art
Fred Ray
Letters
typeset

Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

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

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Fire! The Mascot by Paul Brown (Good Books Worth Reading) Text article, 0.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Good Books Worth Reading

Credits

Author
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. Man or Superman? (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; The Talon [Albert Caldwell] (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; Perry White; Luthor (cameo, villain); Ultra-Humanite (cameo, villain); Eustace Watson (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

Lois first suspects that Clark Kent is Superman, but he quickly convinces her he is not with some razzle dazzle super speed.

Notes

Pencils credited to John Sikela in Superman Archives #5. This is the only story during the 1940's that Lois thinks Clark is Superman.

Show/hide 4. Supermen of America Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"It's nice up here in the crow's nest!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humor; military

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. No title recorded (Clancy the Cop) Comic story, 1 page

"Bah - These modern boys can't fight like us old timers..."

Featuring

Feature
Clancy the Cop
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 7. The Human Bomb (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Sgt. Casey; Perry White; Lois Lane; Watkins (introduction, villain)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

A vicious criminal uses innocent people, trapped by hypnotic power, who are armed with a bomb apparatus which makes it possible for them to rob without opposition from the Police.

Notes

Superman has a yellow "S" on red background on his cape.

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Popsicle) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Popsicle

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 9. No title recorded (Gee Man) Comic story, 2 pages

"Hey, Rover - Back here!"

Featuring

Feature
Gee Man
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Ray McGill
Art
Ray McGill
Letters
Ray McGill

Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich.

Show/hide 10. Muscles for Sale (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Jake Massey (introduction, villain); Lois Lane; George Brant; Mrs. Brant; Mike Mosby (villain); Nat Folsom

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Synopsis

Superman must solve a series of bold crimes that were pulled by ungainly men who look anything but formidable.

Notes

First appearance of Superman's Mountain Retreat (precursor to the Fortress of Solitude).

Show/hide 11. No title recorded (Silly Willy) Comic story, 0.22 pages

"C'mon, Willy - Get yourself a surf board..."

Featuring

Feature
Silly Willy
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 12. Now on Sale Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.44 pages
Show/hide 13. No title recorded Advertisement, 0.33 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

A few small ads.

Show/hide 14. No title recorded (Rollin Stone) Comic story, 2 pages

"Mr. Stone, I must have my room rent right away!"

Featuring

Feature
Rollin Stone
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Ray McGill
Art
Ray McGill
Letters
Ray McGill
Show/hide 15. Killer's Guns Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Crime

Credits

Author
Tex Slade (credited)
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Action Comics, World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Action Comics, World's Finest Comics
Show/hide 17. When Titans Clash! (Superman) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Carlyle Allerton [Lex Luthor] (villain); Lois Lane; Perry White

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel
Art
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster]

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #252 (May 1972)
When Titans Clash!
 
Australia
Giant Lois Lane Album (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #14 ([June 1976?])
When Titans Clash
 
United States
Superman Archives (DC, 1989 series) #5 ([March] 2000)
When Titans Clash!
From GCD
from Superman (DC, 1939 series) #17 (July-August 1942)

Synopsis

Lex Luthor survives his execution in the electric chair, which only makes him more powerful, but yet he still can't match the strength of Superman...that is, until he discovers a way to fool Superman into handing over the Powerstone to him.

Notes

Sequel to story in ACTION COMICS #47.

Show/hide 18. The Big Eight! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 19. No title recorded (Muscle Power Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Muscle Power Co.

Credits

Letters
typeset

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 May 6 in house ad in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #49.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 38904

Entry created

  • 15/09/2019

Index completed

  • 15/09/2019

Last updated

  • 15/09/2019