(February 1963)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Jack Schiff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger! (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Crimson Avenger [Albert Elwood]; Octopus Gang
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Klein, Reed, Hughes and Tiefenbacher say Dillin/Moldoff. Craig Delich and Pat Lang say Jim Mooney/Sheldon Moldoff.

The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger (Table of Contents)

Superman and Batman / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger [Albert Elwood] (intro; not Golden Age Character); Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Octopus Gang
Synopsis:
The Crimson Avenger tries to help Superman and Batman stop the Octopus Gang but learns that he needs more training.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Klein/Reed say Paris inks. Current credits from Pat Lang and Craig Delich February 2005.

First and only appearance of the 2nd Crimson Avenger. His predecessor (Lee Walter Travis) debuted in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #20. Interestingly, Crimson Avenger 2 states that he has taken the name of a former lawman, (presumably the 1930's version).

Follow the Adventures of Batman and Robin (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
How to treat frostbite, a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?
Reprints:
  • from 11/62 titles

Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Man Who Controlled Water (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Aqualad; Professor Polloy
Synopsis:
Professor Polloy invents a machine that allows him to control the molecular structure of water, turning it into solid structures, and uses it to commit crimes on the high seas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
flame-thrower; invention; radar; whales

Your Eyes May Play Tricks... But Not Your Taste! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

['Now to explore the bottom of the ocean..."] (Table of Contents)

Homer / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Homer
Synopsis:
While scuba-diving, Homer keeps hurting his feet on shells hidden in tall weeds at the bottom of the ocean.
Keywords:
lawn mower; scuba-diving; underwater

Mystery of the Pathfinders (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Discussion of how ancient peoples navigated without compasses or other equipment.

A Cure For Billy Jones (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Herron ?
Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Billy Jones; Arrow-Car; Tom (crook); Mike (crook)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow and Speedy take a sick boy out on patrol with them in order to cheer him up.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrowcar; bolo arrow; boomerang arrows; boxing glove arrow; catapult; cobweb arrow; depression; firecracker arrow; rope-trip arrow

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Showcase Presents Green Arrow.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz [as J. S. Liebowitz] (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1962. Average paid circulation for the last 12 months was 420,000. Published by National Periodical Publications. Editor: Jack Schiff. Owners: "National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J. S. Liebowits, P. H. Sampliner, S. U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc. (a non stock corp., Irwin Donenfeld, Pres., J. S. Liebowitz, Sec'y), all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y."

The Battle Tale That Bursts the Boundaries of War... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Our Army at War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

2nd Smash Appearance in Showcase! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Showcase; Tommy Tomorrow / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger!
    Superman and Batman
  2. 1. The Mystery of the Crimson Avenger
    Superman and Batman
  3. 2. Follow the Adventures of Batman and Robin
    Detective Comics
  4. 3. Health Myths Debunked!
  5. 4. Featuring the Mightiest Super-Heroes of All Time!
    Superman Annual
  6. 5. The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin
    Batman Annual
  7. 6. The Man Who Controlled Water
    Aquaman
  8. 7. Your Eyes May Play Tricks... But Not Your Taste!
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. ['Now to explore the bottom of the ocean..."]
    Homer
  10. 9. Mystery of the Pathfinders
  11. 10. A Cure For Billy Jones
    Green Arrow
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership
  13. 12. The Battle Tale That Bursts the Boundaries of War...
    Our Army at War
  14. 13. 2nd Smash Appearance in Showcase!
    Showcase; Tommy Tomorrow
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