Superman #50

United States

DC Comics

United States

Published
January-February 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
Branding
DC: A Superman Publication
 
DC: A Superman Publication
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/6408

Credits

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

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

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #10 ([March 1948])
Untitled
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Seventies (Crown, 1971 series) (1971)
Untitled
 
United States
Superman From the Thirties to the Eighties (Crown, 1983 series) (1983)
Superman in the 1940s
Printed in
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)
Show/hide 1. Editorial Advisory Board Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

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Writing
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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Comiquiz (World's Finest Comics) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.67 pages

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World's Finest Comics

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Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 3. The Task That Stumped Superman! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Jasper Hawk (villain, introduction)

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
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Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #15 ([August 1948?])
The Task That Stumped Superman
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #3 ([August 1957])
The Task That Stumped Superman!
 
Australia
Superman Super Library (Colour Comics, 1964 series) #12 ([May 1965?])
The Task That Stumped Superman!
Printed in
Superman Super Library (K. G. Murray, 1964 series) #12 ([May 1965] ?)
 
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

Real estate developer Jasper Hawk creates a contest of a series of tasks designed to stump Superman. In reality, the tasks are designed to enrich Hawk, so Superman finds a way to accomplish the tasks but without benefitting Hawk.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Wheaties) Advertisement, 1 page

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Feature
Wheaties

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Show/hide 5. 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
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Art
C. C. Beck, penciller
 
Pete Costanza, inker
Colours
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Text
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Show/hide 6. The Slogans That Came Too True! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Prankster (villain)

Credits

Writing
Don C. Cameron, scripter
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #13 ([June 1948?])
The Slogans That Came Too True
Printed in
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

The Prankster launches a new series of crimes by making advertising slogans come true.

Notes

credits by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 7. Untitled (Columbia) Advertisement, 1 page

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Columbia

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Show/hide 8. Christmas Bonus Text story, 1.5 pages

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Writing
Ben Carroll, author
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Show/hide 9. Untitled (Monark Super Deluxe) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Feature
Monark Super Deluxe

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Show/hide 10. Untitled (Shorty) Comic story, 1 page

"A magician? Phooey - They're a bunch of fakers!"

Featuring

Feature
Shorty
Genre
Humour

Credits

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

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Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comic (KG Murray, 1948 series) #9 ([February 1948?])
Untitled
Show/hide 11. Untitled (Erector) Advertisement, 1 page

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Erector

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Show/hide 12. Untitled (Mr. District Attorney) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

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Feature
Mr. District Attorney

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Show/hide 13. The Hunters' Club! (Superman) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; The Hunters' Club (introduction); John J. Vandergilt; Percy De Lancey; Tom Alden; Wells; Orr

Credits

Writing
Ed Hamilton , scripter [as Edmond Hamilton]
Art
Win Mortimer, penciller
 
Stan Kaye, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Superman All Color Comics (Colour Comics, 1948 series) #10 ([March 1948])
The Hunter's Club!
 
Australia
Colossal Comic Annual (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #4 ([April 1958])
The Hunters' Club!
Printed in
Superman: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2013 series) #6 ([September] 2019)

Synopsis

When three older hunters are turned down for membership in the prestigious Hunters' Club, Superman helps give them the opportunity to capture rare trophies.

Notes

credits by Bob Hughes

Show/hide 14. Untitled (Lionel) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Lionel

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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 (Daffy & Doodle) Comic story, 0.67 pages

"Phew-w!"

Featuring

Feature
Daffy & Doodle
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Lit-Win, scripter [signed]
Art
Lit-Win, line art [signed]
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Text
, letterer
Show/hide 17. Willie Wonder (Smith Brothers Cough Drops) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Smith Brothers Cough Drops

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Show/hide 18. How to Stop (Tips on Expert Roller Skating; Winchester Skates) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

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Tips on Expert Roller Skating; Winchester Skates

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Show/hide 19. Untitled (Thom McAn) Advertisement, 1 page

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Thom McAn

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Show/hide 20. Untitled (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

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National Radio Institute

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Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 21. Untitled (Eveready) Advertisement, 1 page

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Eveready

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Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 5415

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