(March 1942)

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)

Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

Doom Over Gayland (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 13 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]; Harold Sloan; The Red Devils (villain); Faber (villain)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow investigates murders of the owners of an amusement park.

Indexer Notes

Green Arrow's Arrowplane (car) actually drives up the tracks of a roller coaster.

[Art for Crime's Sake] (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 Sanders; Loo Tung; Betsy Brown; Bill Brown; Uhlan (villain)
Synopsis:
Uhlan tries to steal a mystic painting that is a portal to another dimension, and Doctor Fate enters its portals to rescue Inza, Betsy and Bill.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Sanders".

Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich (2007-12-02).

The Blackout Burglary (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Cliff Young
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; the Leopardess (Villain)
Synopsis:
The Leopardess tries to smuggle stolen diamonds out of the country.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Freedom of the Seas (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Dawn Burton; Senator Burton; Black Jack (villain)
Synopsis:
Aquaman discovers that his foe, Black Jack, is running a gambling ship, and the villain soon kidnaps the daughter of a senator in exchange for money. Aquaman overcomes his foe and Black Jack is arrested.

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

Last appearance of Black Jack in the Golden Age.

["Clancy my boy this is very silly!"] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Wizard of Weapons (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tom Mason; Dixie Grogan; Dude Laraby; Mr. Douglas [The Wizard of Weapons] (villain)
Synopsis:
A young boy is being blackmailed for accidentally killing dixie Gorgan in a fencing accident.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes (June 2006).

["Now Rover- If you're going to be a G-Dog.."] (Table of Contents)

Gee Man / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 12-02-07.

Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Death Rules the Elements (Table of Contents)

The 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]; Professor Hunt; Louise Turner; Marvin Joyce; Maligno (villain)
Synopsis:
A man who has mastered the elements blackmails the city of Cliffland.
Keywords:
Cliffland; magic; occult
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Arrow
  2. 1. Doom Over Gayland
    Green Arrow
  3. 2. [Art for Crime's Sake]
    Doctor Fate
  4. 3. The Blackout Burglary
    Radio Squad
  5. 4. Freedom of the Seas
    Aquaman
  6. 5. ["Clancy my boy this is very silly!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  7. 6. The Wizard of Weapons
    Johnny Quick
  8. 7. ["Now Rover- If you're going to be a G-Dog.."]
    Gee Man
  9. 8. Revenge
  10. 9. Death Rules the Elements
    The Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes