(February 1942)

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 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; Michael Krugor
Reprints:

The Secret of the Centuries (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Andrew Bolling; Kruger
Synopsis:
Thieves invade a castle in search of a hidden treasure.

The King of Crime (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]; Inza Kramer; Michael Krugor (Villain); Cardwell Bates (Villain)
Synopsis:
Cardwell Bates tries to steal his wife's gem, "The Sultan of Singapore" in order to pay off his debts. Michael Krugor, who instigated the robbery, plays murderous chess with Dr. Fate.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Carmer". Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 12-01-07.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Radio Robber] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; The Radio Robber (Villain)
Synopsis:
A criminal breaks into the police bands to leave clues in rhyme.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jokes / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Mystery of the Sinking Ship] (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 [Arthur Curry]; Captain Skover (Villain)
Synopsis:
Aquaman gets caught up in a salvage operation to retrieve sunken treasure.

Adventure of the Human Streak (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton, Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Dr. Clever (Villain); Tubby Watts; Breezy
Synopsis:
Dr. Clever uses a ray to give one of his henchmen super speed.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / 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; military

[Adventure in China] (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; Shelley
Synopsis:
Cliff gets captured by the Japanese in China.

Street Incident (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Head Man (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Clarice Winston; Percival Popp; The Head Man (Villain); Nick Johnston (Villain)
Synopsis:
A man with no head runs a torture and blackmail racket.

Indexer Notes

The Spectre now has the power to separate from Corrigan's body and go off on his own [like in the 60's series]. A note at the end of the story asks readers if they want to continue to see Percival Popp teamed up with the Spectre.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. The Secret of the Centuries
    Green Arrow
  3. 2. The King of Crime
    Doctor Fate
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. [The Radio Robber]
    Radio Squad
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jokes
  7. 6. [Mystery of the Sinking Ship]
    Aquaman
  8. 7. Adventure of the Human Streak
    Johnny Quick
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  10. 9. [Adventure in China]
    Clip Carson
  11. 10. Street Incident
  12. 11. The Head Man
    Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
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