This ad from Action Comics (1938) #54 again uses the Jack Burnley-drawn cover to Superman (1939) #19 to promote the “Superman, Matinee Idol” story from that issue and it’s tie to the Fleischer Studios Superman cartoons. Figures likely drawn by Whitney Ellsworth.
This second ad from ACTION COMICS (1938) #53, further promoted “Superman, Matinee Idol,” including giving a sneak peak of the Jack Burnley cover to SUPERMAN (1939) #19 and giving a hint about the story’s plot. Figures in the ad likely illustrated by Whitney Ellsworth, who also was nearing the end of this tenure as editor of the Superman titles.
This ad, from SUPERMAN (1939) #16 and published just shy of a week after the fourth Fleischer Superman short, “The Arctic Giant,” recycles the smashing Fred Ray Superman figure from the cover of SUPERMAN (1939) #9. The other figure likely was illustrated by Whitney Ellsworth.