(November 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color:
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-46 or 47); Full Color (#47 or 48 onwards)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints:

[Mr. Who] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Butch; Mr. Hadow (billionaire); Mr. Who (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate faces the threat of a new criminal called Dr. Who, who has created "Solution Z", with which he can grow to a tremendous size and become invisible. Fate must stop him from seizing the famed Almond Diamond.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Solution Z

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half-mask. The series takes a pretty strong change in direction at this point, as Dr. Fate acts as a traditional super-hero, punching and wisecracking, rather than spouting on about matter and energy and astral planes and such. An interesting note is that Mr. Who's "Solution Z" cures all ills, can grow back lost limbs and even protect the user from death.

[Case of the Namesake Murders] (Table of Contents)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (introduction, has brown hair); Speedy [Roy Harper] (introduction); George Lincoln (death); John Hale (millionaire, death); Anthony Caesar (oil magnate, death); Frank D.Arcy (President of the History Club); Leonard Achilles (death); Amos Socrates; Ezra Samson (villain, Treasurer of the History Club, death); Muggsy Smith (villain)
Synopsis:
G.A. and Speedy must track down the vicious killer of men belonging to the History Club and who carry the names of famous people.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrowplane (introduction)

[Murder Takes the Spotlight] (Table of Contents)

Radio Squad / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; Lorna Drake (Larry's girl friend); Sparky Sanders (rodeo rider, brother of Lorna); Emmy Sanders (Sparky's sister); Eddie (Policeman); Nicky (villain); Jasper Rawdon (villain)
Synopsis:
Larry gets on the trail of a violinist, Jaspar Rawdon, who intends on kidnapping Lorna Drake in order to secure some oil bonds as security should his profession of musician didn't pan out.
Reprints:

The Black Knight (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Ed Moore
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers] (ace cameraman); Tubby Watts; Sam Porter (art collector); Harrison Camden (art collector); Amos Green (art collector); The Black Knight (villain, a robot; Sam Kirby (villain, art collector, man controlling the Black Knight)
Synopsis:
Johnny must battle against an armored foe that seeks out and destroys rare statue art.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Quick's magic formula

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-6-29.

Who Did It? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Wilton Weston (signed)
Pencils:
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ed Gale; Jethro Drake (financier, death); Norma Blair (ward of Jethro Drake); Percy (Jethro's cat); Mr. Woods (Jethro's lawyer); Stephen Drake (villain, nephew of Jethro Drake)
Synopsis:
Detective Gale discovers the murderer of Jethro Drake in a most unusual way: the killer made the mistake of making an enemy, instead of a friend, out of the victim's pet cat!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second page's illustration is a flopped blow up from the one on the first page to create a close up of the character depicted. The signature is left off.

[Secret Mission in Honduras] (Table of Contents)

Clip Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson [as Mr. Jones]; Mavilla (an importer); President Camapo; Captain Pardi (villain, Policeman); The Avenger [General Alomoz] (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Clip is sent to Central America on a secret mission to aid President Camapo, whose enemies are smuggling in guns to local guerillas, headed by someone called The Avenger.
Reprints:

[The Vanishing Menaces] (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Rhodes (introduction); un-named Police Chief; Clarice Winston; Matt Tyler (famed explorer); Morton Kirk (scientist, death); Percival Popp (one panel cameo-next issue promo); Nat Rhodes (villain, Kirk's assistant, death)
Synopsis:
The Spectre comes to the aid of a scientist who has been captured by his own assiatnt, who wants to obtain Kirk's invention of a space-folding machine, which can transport anything from one spot on the earth to another in an instant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Takes place in Cliffland. Percival Popp appearance noted by Ted Watson.

[The Submarine Strikes] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman (introduction, origin); un-named father of Aquaman; the Nazis (villains, one dies)
Synopsis:
An unnamed scientist and explorer uses the science of ancient Atlantis to give his son the power to breathe underwater, and he uses this and other gifts to battle evil in the world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Neither Aquaman or his father are given names in this story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [Mr. Who]
    Doctor Fate
  3. 2. [Case of the Namesake Murders]
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. [Murder Takes the Spotlight]
    Radio Squad
  5. 4. The Black Knight
    Johnny Quick
  6. 5. Who Did It?
  7. 6. [Secret Mission in Honduras]
    Clip Carson
  8. 7. [The Vanishing Menaces]
    Spectre
  9. 8. [The Submarine Strikes]
    Aquaman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Ted Watson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes