On the earlier stories, it turns out that my Woolfolk ID was just given to the wrong Woolfolk. Compare these panels from "Super-Cowboy" with those from Dorothy Woolfolk's "Hardboiled Heart" in Love Diary in the previous post.
In places such as Steranko's History of Comics it's been told that Dorothy was writing Lois Lane stories when William started writing Superman. That made people assume it was around 1946, since that's when the Lois Lane back-up strip in Superman ended. Actually, it was a few years later: she was writing the Superman strip, with a number of Lois-centered stories in the mix (not unlike the other writers, of course; recall that "Lois Lane, Cavegirl" in Action 129 is by Alvin Schwartz). Those Lois Lane back-ups' writers are accounted for: Don Cameron on some, Whitney Ellsworth on others.
This is my first pass on IDing Dorothy Woolfolk's Superman stories in Action; I'm looking over Superman too. The stories I misIDed as William's that fall after his actual run belong to a third hand.
Superman in Action Comics
Scripts by Dorothy Woolfolk
|Jun/49||#133||The World's Most Perfect Girl|
|Jan/50||#140||Superman Becomes a Hermit|
|Apr/||#143||The Bride of Superman|
|Jun/||#145||Merton Gloop and His Magic Horseshoe|
|Jul/||#146||The Statues That Came to Life|
|Nov/||#150||The Secret of the 6 Superman Statues|