(Autumn 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

none (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
baseball

Indexer Notes

DC Comics: Sixty Years of The World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes by Les Daniels in 1995 indicates this cover is by Jerry Robinson. The two reprint sources indicate Fred Ray. Thanks to Arnie Grieves for pointing this out. Note from Craig Delich: Jack Burnley verified Ray as the artist on this cover when I visited him personally in 1989.
Fred Ray sent a listing of all of his comic book credits to Jack Burnley in 2003, and part of the list was published in Alter-Ego #25 for June of 2003. In it, Ray states his on-going feud with Robinson, who was claiming to do work that Ray actually did. These credits by Ray verify that Ray did the full art for this cover as indicated. Ray, like Jack Burnley, tore all the covers off the comics that they did the covers to, and he sent scans of these covers to Burnley and Roy Thomas to verify his claim.

[The Case of the Death Express] (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
Leo Nowak [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Perry White; Douglas Grant (lawyer); Atkinson (railroad President); "Sparky" Waters (villain); Thorton Bigsby (villain)
Synopsis:
Clark Kent [a.k.a. Superman] investigates a series of railroad accidents that turn out to be anything BUT accidental!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the Archive.

The Adventure of the Informer (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey Smith; Blooey Blue; Doris West

Indexer Notes

Artist revision by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Credit previously given to Harry Lampert.

The Adventure of the Uncut Diamonds (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing

Indexer Notes

Crimson has a cape and Wing appears in costume. Artist revisions by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Pencils previously given as Jack Lehti and inks previously given to Charles Paris.

The Story of the Man Who Couldn't Lose (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John B. Wentworth
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Daisy Darling, Thunderbolt (pink)

The Case of the Missing Millionaire (Table of Contents)

Young Doc Davis / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff ?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Doc Davis

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-18.

Magic Casts Its Vote (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Zatara; Tong

The End of the Trail (Table of Contents)

Drafty #158 / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Drafty

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-18.

[Crime Visits the Opera] (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Alma Decker; Mr. Growlick (villain, opera house manager); Mr. Walsh (villain)
Synopsis:
Wes and Dian attend the opera to hear a singer they know well, but are astounded to hear loud boos from the audience in response to a superb performance. Sandman discovers a cruel racketeer who is blackmailing top stars to pay up front for audience approval or else!

Indexer Notes

Inker revision by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Inker previously given as Creig Flessel. Oddity: The girl opera singer is named Carol on page one, but called Alma throughout the rest of the story.

The Case of the Counterfeit Food Tickets (Table of Contents)

The King / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The King [King Standish]; the Witch (villain )

The Panama Canal Mystery (Table of Contents)

Lando, Man of Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Lando; The Hood (villain)

Riddle of the Human Scarecrow! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (on secondary figures only)
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
George Roussos ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Martin; Frank Kendrick (introduction); Paul Herold (introduction, death); Richard Dodge (introduction); Scarecrow [Jonathan Crane] (villain, introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A new master criminal begins his career by using psychology upon his victims: the psychology of fear!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Colorist credit by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. [The Case of the Death Express]
    Superman
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Informer
    Red, White and Blue
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Uncut Diamonds
    The Crimson Avenger
  5. 4. The Story of the Man Who Couldn't Lose
    Johnny Thunder
  6. 5. The Case of the Missing Millionaire
    Young Doc Davis
  7. 6. Magic Casts Its Vote
    Zatara
  8. 7. The End of the Trail
    Drafty #158
  9. 8. [Crime Visits the Opera]
    The Sandman
  10. 9. The Case of the Counterfeit Food Tickets
    The King
  11. 10. The Panama Canal Mystery
    Lando, Man of Magic
  12. 11. Riddle of the Human Scarecrow!
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross