(October 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U .S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

number listed on cover, not in indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Star Spangled Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy

A Message To Our Readers Introducing The Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as The Publishers]
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Five new Editorial Advisory Board Members are introduced, with their qualifications.

Indexer Notes

5 Board Members are Dr. Robert Thorndike, Ruth Eastwood Perl, Gene Tunney, Dr. C. Bowie Mullican, and Miss Josette Frank.

[The Bund Saboteurs] (Table of Contents)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton] (introduction); Stripesy [Pat Dugan] (introduction); John Pemberton; Gloria Pemberton

["No, I'm not heard of hearing."] (Table of Contents)

Some Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill ?

Dam the English Channel (Table of Contents)

Captain X / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jon L. Blummer
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer (signed)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; war
Characters:
Captain X [Buck Dare]; Stuffy
Synopsis:
The Nazis have developed a way to dam the English Chanel, just in time as Buck Dare needs to write a good news story, about Captain X.

[Ace-Deuce] (Table of Contents)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Hal Sharp
Inks:
Hal Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tarantula [John Law; also as Pugs O'Bannion] (introduction); Olga; Ace-Deuce
Synopsis:
Tarantula stops crime boss, Ace-Deuce, in Tarantula's first public appearance. But then Ace-Deuce escapes from the police.

Indexer Notes

Alter Ego #125 contains an early Tarantula splash page illustrated by Lee Harris. The art is dated April 24, 1941, and a 1941 copyright notice for Leland Harris (Lee's legal name at the time) is penciled in. This artwork was handed down to Harris' son, Jonathan.
Olga, John Law's housekeeper, tells him that the radio announcers called him both Spider Man and Tarantula.
Dian Belmont, from the Sandman, does not appear in this version of the origin story.

["Activity 'round this here airport ..."] (Table of Contents)

"Left" Banx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Norris [as Norris]
Pencils:
Paul Norris [as Norris]
Inks:
Paul Norris [as Norris]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
"Lefty" Banx
Synopsis:
Lefty gets relaxed at the airport.

[Mystery of the Aerial Photographer] (Table of Contents)

Armstrong of the Army / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Moore (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks:
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Moore

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lieutant Armstrong
Synopsis:
Armstrong spots a civilian plane flying in restricted airspace.

Indexer Notes

Letterer correction made by Craig Delich 1-19-08 from Ed Wheelan to Ed Moore.

The Story Of The Star-Spangled Banner (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[Dr. Weerd and the Metal Monster] (Table of Contents)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; James Stanton [Dr. Weerd] (villain); John Pemberton; Gloria Pemberton
Synopsis:
Dr Weerd is trying to kidnap bankers

New Orleans - The Battle Which Never Should Have Been Fought (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Ray [as FRay]
Pencils:
Fred Ray [as FRay]
Inks:
Fred Ray [as FRay]
Letters:
Fred Ray

[Sincerely, The Star Spangled-Kid] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Star Spangled Kid
  2. 1. A Message To Our Readers Introducing The Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [The Bund Saboteurs]
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  4. 3. ["No, I'm not heard of hearing."]
    Some Fun
  5. 4. Dam the English Channel
    Captain X
  6. 5. [Ace-Deuce]
    Tarantula
  7. 6. ["Activity 'round this here airport ..."]
    "Left" Banx
  8. 7. [Mystery of the Aerial Photographer]
    Armstrong of the Army
  9. 8. The Story Of The Star-Spangled Banner
  10. 9. [Dr. Weerd and the Metal Monster]
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  11. 10. New Orleans - The Battle Which Never Should Have Been Fought
  12. 11. [Sincerely, The Star Spangled-Kid]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Walls
  • Mark Gordon