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Well, 1939 was sure swell, wasn't it, kids? And it looks like things are only going to get sweller in the next few years, with more full-color comics featuring more thrills, more laffs, and more neatness than ever before!
So of course, I thought, how can I make a buck out of this? And that's why you've got this magazine in your hands right now! We think it's aces!
Now, there are some nay-sayers out there who say the popularity of comics magazines can't last. They point out that the last issue of Action Comics sold a paltry four million copies, forgetting to take into account that the popular hero also has a new magazine called, SUPERMAN, naturally! We say, nuts to them!
In fact, comics magazines, with their decent wholesome sense of fun, are popular with both parents' groups and witch-hunting psychologists, so let's all go down to the newsstand and pick up several! Girls love them, too, so why not read them together with your best gal?
In this first issue, we have the "Wizard Top Four," which will be a list of the four most popular writers and artists just as soon as at least four of them get credit for their work, a keen story about what would happen if Superman and Batman actually met, and bringing up the rear, "Is Robin Really A Sissy?"
Heh. I said, "rear."
SUPERMAN TO FIGHT COMPLETELY NEW MAD SCIENTIST!
CAPTAIN MARVEL TO DISCOVER G*D D*MN MARVEL COUSIN!
WONDER WOMAN NOT INVENTED YET, SAY DISPLEASED LESBIANS!
GERMAN "FUNNY FUHRER" ENJOYS COMICS, INVADING!
BILL FINGER PAINTS FENCE, BOB KANE TAKES CREDIT!
JAPANESE VOW REVENGE ON U.S. FOR PORTRAYAL IN COMICS!
SIEGEL AND SHUSTER TRADE SUPERMAN FOR BUFFET LUNCH!
DOCTOR FATE EASY TO DRAW, SAYS FACE-HATING ARTIST!
FOX AND CROW TO WED, RELIGIOUS LEADERS ENRAGED!
Comic Battles You Never Thought You'd See!
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