(December 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)
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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Introducing Percival Popp, the Super Cop (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp (introduction); Tim Donovan; The Avenger [Mortimer Crandall] (villain); Daniel Walker (villain); Harlow Johnson (villain)
Synopsis:
Percival Popp tries to worm himself into Corrigan's cases so that he can prove fictional detective's methods really work. Meanwhile, the Spectre has to cure mad scientist Mortimer Crandall of his evil tendencies by taking him to the Nebula of Truth.
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Story not signed by Jerry Siegel. Per Richard Morrissey, Baily claimed to have written this story himself. However, the style matches all the previous and following Siegel stories.

Silent City (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Voice (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Voice threatens to silence the city forever unless he is paid 10 million dollars.
Keywords:
Arrowplane

Indexer Notes

Oddities: GA's car called the Arrowplane, and he is pictured has having brown hair.

[Case of the Dead Thoroughbred] (Table of Contents)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; Diana Perry; Pamela Perry; John Windisch
Synopsis:
Larry and Sandy investigate the murder of a race horse.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Just Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Black Jack] (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; yacht's captain; Captain Black Jack (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Captain Black Jack, a modern-day pirate who takes advantage of the nations at war in order to plunder ships, along with his gang, steals a yacht full of passengers. Aquaman saves the ship's captain and defeats the Black Jack's gang, but is surprised by a gas pump, knocking him unconscious.
Refusing to join the gang, Aquaman has an anchor placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea, but escapes in time to catch a torpedo launched by Black Jack to destroy the yacht. Aquaman re-directs it towards the pirate's ship, which explodes, presumably killing Black Jack in the process.

Indexer Notes

Golden-age Aquaman is not Arthur Curry. He's just Aquaman.

Dr. Clever (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Dr. Clever (villain; intro)
Synopsis:
Dr. Clever is a swindler, and one of his plans is convincing people that he can extract gold from seawater. He's stopped by Johnny Quick.

Indexer Notes

Extracting gold from sea-water was a plot point of "The Sea Magician", a Doc Savage adventure from 1934.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest Kidding / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Kid from Kentucky (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Gilbert (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Buenos Aires] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson

[Mr. Who Lives Again] (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:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Mr. Who (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Who uses his "Solution Z" to adapt himself to any danger, including taking over, in disguise, as the city Mayor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis modification by Craig Delich (2007-11-29).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. Introducing Percival Popp, the Super Cop
    The Spectre
  3. 2. Silent City
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. [Case of the Dead Thoroughbred]
    Radio Squad
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Just Jokes
  6. 5. [Black Jack]
    Aquaman
  7. 6. Dr. Clever
    Johnny Quick
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Jest Kidding
  9. 8. Kid from Kentucky
  10. 9. [Buenos Aires]
    Clip Carson
  11. 10. [Mr. Who Lives Again]
    Doctor Fate
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes