Original Months of Superman: 1938 – 1939

by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

checklist.subI. MAY ’38

ACTION COMICS No. 1 (June ’38) on sale May 3rd

adventure 1

II. JUNE ’38

ACTION COMICS No. 2 (July ’38) on sale June 2nd

adventure 2

III. JULY ’38

ACTION COMICS No. 3 (August ’38) on sale July  5th

adventure 3

IV. AUGUST ’38

ACTION COMICS No. 4 (September ’38) on sale August 2nd

adventure 4

V. SEPTEMBER’38

ACTION COMICS No. 5 (October ’38) on sale September 6th

adventure 5

VI. OCTOBER ’38

ACTION COMICS No. 6 (November ’38) on sale October 4th

adventure 6

VII. NOVEMBER ’38

ACTION COMICS No. 7 (December ’38) on sale November 3rd

adventure 7

VIII. DECEMBER ’38

ACTION COMICS No. 8 (January ’39) on sale December 6th

adventure 8

IX. JANUARY  ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 9 (February ’39) on sale January 3rd

adventure 9

Dailies: 1  – 12; January 16th – January 28th

continuity 1

X. FEBRUARY ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 10 (March ’39) on sale February 7th

adventure 10

Dailies: 13 – 30; January 30th – February 18th

continuity 2

Dailies: 31 – 54; February 20th – March 18th

continuity 3

XI. MARCH ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 11 (April ’39) on sale March 7th

adventure 11

Dailies: 55 – 66; March 20th – April 1st

continuity 4

XII. APRIL ’39

SUPERMAN COMICS (May ’39) circa April 1st (ashcan)

ashcan edition

ACTION COMICS No. 12 (May ’39) on sale April 4th

adventure 12

Dailies: 67 – 90; April 3rd – April 29th

continuity 5

NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR COMICS [No. 1, 1939] on sale April 30th

adventure 13

XIII. MAY ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 13 (June ’39) on sale May 2nd

adventure 14

SUPERMAN [No. 1, 1939] on sale May 18th

adventure 1A (adventure 1 reprint with additional panels and pages)

adventure 2 (reprint)

adventure 3 (reprint)

adventure 4 (reprint)

adventure 15 (text)

Dailies: 91 – 126; May 1st – June 10th

continuity 6

XIV. JUNE ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 14 (July ’39) on sale June 2nd

adventure 16

Dailies: 127 – 162; June 12th- July 22nd

continuity 7

ACTION COMICS No. 15 (August ’39) on sale June 29th

adventure 17

XV. JULY ’39

Dailies: 163 -258; July 24th – November 11th

continuity 8

XVI. AUGUST ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 16 (September ’39) on sale August 1st

adventure 18

SUPERMAN No. 2 (Fall ’39) on sale August 22nd

continuity 3 (reprint):

continuity 6 (reprint): Superman Champions Universal Peace

continuity 5 (reprint): Superman and the Skyscrapers

adventure 19 (text)

ACTION COMICS No. 17 (October ’39) on sale August 31st

adventure 20

XVII. SEPTEMBER ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 18 (November ’39) on sale September 28th

adventure 21

XVIII. OCTOBER’39

sd0287x88aACTION COMICS No. 19 (December ’39) on sale October 31st

adventure 22

XIX. NOVEMBER ’39

Sundays 1A, 1 – 8; November 5th – December 24th

series 1

Dailies: 259 – 288; November 13th – December 16th

continuity 9

SUPERMAN No. 3 (Winter ’40) on sale November 15th

continuity 7 (reprint): Superman the Man of Tomorrow

adventure 5 (reprint)

adventure 6 (reprint)

continuity 4 (reprint)

XX. DECEMBER ’39

ACTION COMICS No. 20 (January ’40) on sale December 1st

adventure 23

Dailies: 289 – 306; December 18th – January 6th

continuity 10

ACTION COMICS No. 21 (February ’40) on sale December 27th

adventure 24

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Researched using information provided on Mike’s Amazing World of Comics, the Grand Comics Database and Who’s Whose in the DC Universe, as well as other resources.

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