(January 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor)
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; saddle-stitched; newsprint; was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Inks:
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman
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Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman figure based on splash of story in All-Star #8. Credits by Jerry Bails.

[Wonder Woman Arrives in Man's World] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks:
Harry G. Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Diana Prince; Al Kale (villain); the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Wonder Woman takes Steve Trevor to America and purchases the identity of nurse Diana Prince so that she can remain near Steve. Soon, in order to earn some money she'll need, she begins to perform her "bullets and bracelets" routine, not realizing her promoter is stealing all the profits.
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Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 2008-4-6.

[All-Star Comics #8 Ad] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)


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[The Marriage of Jon Valor] (Table of Contents)

Black Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Bonnie [Donna Bonita]; Father Fernando; King Phillip of Spain; Don Carlos (villain)
Synopsis:
Jon Valor is captured, but is secretly married to Bonita and is thus pardoned, earning Don Carlos' undying wrath.
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Indexer Notes

Writer revision by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005) and verified by Moldoff in interview with Roy Thomas. Credit previously assigned to Ted Udall. Continued from Action Comics series.

[The Origin of Mr. Terrific] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Reizenstein (signed)
Pencils:
Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sharp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane] (introduction); Wanda Wilson; Billie Wilson (Wanda's brother); Fair Play Club; un-named Big Shot (villain)
Synopsis:
Socialite and master of every field of human endeavor, Terry Sloane adopts the identity of Mr. Terrific to escape boredom, but soon finds a purpose in life after saving the life of Wanda Wilson and getting her brother out of the clutches of a local hoodlum.
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Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 2008-4-6.

[The Origin of the Gay Ghost] (Table of Contents)

The Gay Ghost / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks:
Howard Purcell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Gay Ghost [Keith Everet; Charles Collins]; Keith Everett (Earl of Strethmere, death); Charles Collins (death); Deborah Wallace (Great-Great-Grand Aunt of Deborah Wallace, death); Deborah Wallace; three un-named spies (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
The ghost of Keith Everet, the Earl of Strethmere in the 1700s, inhabits the body of Charles Collins in the 20th century to be near the reincarnation of his lost love.
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Gunner Godbee (A Story of the First World War) (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George S. Hurst Jr. (signed)
Colors:
? [header only]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
"Gunner" Goodbee; Nick; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
In this story of the First World War, American war ace, "Gunner" Godbee and his buddy Nick, aboard a patrol ship, are suddenly attacked by two German Heinkel aircraft and shot down.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 20084-6.

[The Origin of Little Boy Blue] (Table of Contents)

Little Boy Blue / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer [as JLB] (signed)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer [as JLB] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jon L. Blummer ?

Genre:
children; superhero
Characters:
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers] (introduction); The Blue Boys: Tubby and Toughie (introduction for both); D. A. Dan Rogers (Tommy's father); Martha Rogers (Tommy's mother); Wolf Lupo (villain)
Synopsis:
Tommy Rogers, Tubby, and Toughie are inspired by reading about Wildcat to become Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, and their first mission is to rescue a vital witness, Kraus the grocer, kidnapped by gangsters.
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Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 2008-4-6. Blummer signed his intials on every page of this story. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-6-16.

[Green Lantern Quarterly #1 & All-Flash Quarterly #2] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern; The Flash
Synopsis:
Contains a house ad advertizing Green Lantern Quarterly #1 and All-Flash Quarterly #2.
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Indexer Notes

Some info added by Craig Delich 4-6-08.

[The Origin of Wildcat] (Table of Contents)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Joan Fortune (introduction); Henry Grant (Ted's father, death); Socker Smith (introduction, boxer, death); Ralph Flint (villain, fight promoter); Natie Skinner (villain, fight promoter); Fain (villain)
Synopsis:
Boxer Ted Grant kills the former champ in the ring and is inspired by Green Lantern to adopt the identity of Wildcat to clear himself.
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[Superman #14, World's Finest Comics #4, and Batman #8 Ad] (Table of Contents)

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


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Good Books for Christmas (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joseph Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [Wonder Woman Arrives in Man's World]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [All-Star Comics #8 Ad]
  4. 3. [The Marriage of Jon Valor]
    Black Pirate
  5. 4. [The Origin of Mr. Terrific]
    Mr. Terrific
  6. 5. [The Origin of the Gay Ghost]
    The Gay Ghost
  7. 6. Gunner Godbee (A Story of the First World War)
  8. 7. [The Origin of Little Boy Blue]
    Little Boy Blue
  9. 8. [Green Lantern Quarterly #1 & All-Flash Quarterly #2]
  10. 9. [The Origin of Wildcat]
    Wildcat
  11. 10. [Superman #14, World's Finest Comics #4, and Batman #8 Ad]
  12. 11. Good Books for Christmas
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes