(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; Speedy

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; Uhlan (Villain); Betsy Brown; Bill Brown
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 12-02-07.

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]; Black Jack (Villain); Dawn Burton; Senator Burton
Synopsis:
Aquaman discovers Black Jack running a gambling ship.

Indexer Notes

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

["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; Mr. Douglas [The Wizard of Weapons] (villain); Dixie Gorgan; Dude Laraby
Synopsis:
A young boy is being blackmailed for accidentally killing dixie Gorgan in a fencing accident.

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes 6/06.

["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)

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]; Maligno; Professor Hunt; Louise Turner; Marvin Joyce
Synopsis:
A man who has mastered the elements blackmails the city of Cliffland.
Keywords:
magic; occult
Editing

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
    Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes