(Spring 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Company
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Black Star (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Crimson Avenger; Green Arrow; Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Shining Knight; Speedy; Vigilante]; Black Star (villain)
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Indexer Notes

Cover revision from Mort Meskin to Fred Ray by Craig Delich on 2001-25-11 per art credits given by Fred Ray in Alter-Ego #25 (June, 2003), where he lists some of credits that he did and has verified.

Beware! The Black Star Shines (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]]; Mr. Pemberton; Black Star (villain); Falseface (villain); Captain Bigg (villain); Hopper (villain); Brain (villain); Rattler (villain)
Synopsis:
When Pat Dugan spies five well-known criminals dressed as policemen, it piques the interest of the Star-Spangled Kid, who calls the Seven Soldiers of Victory to investigate. They discover, from a piece of film, that the Black Star is using those felons to commit crimes on a national basis.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-18-08.

Mystery of the Clowning Criminals (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory; Falseface (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
Led by Falseface, the Black Star's criminal element strikes at many areas of the city of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-18-08.

Mystery of the Santa Claus Pirate (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Dr. Yates; Captain Bigg (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
Captain Bigg, dressed as Santa Claus, and the rest of his men take on the guise of pirates in order to raid luxurious yachts and plunder their loot!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-18-08.

Mystery of the One-Man Museum (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Coburn; Hopper (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
The Hopper and his men target Pleasure City, "home" of an eccentric millionaire named Coburn, who lives in the Castle of Fear at the fair grounds.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-18-08.

The Case of the Twisted Twins (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Bobby Leeds; Bandler; The Brain (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
The Avenger and Wing travel to Twin City, scene of the annual convention of twins at the Hotel Double, attempting to foil the plans of the Brain, who is blackmailing millionaire Bandler in return for a life-saving blood transfusion.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-18-08.

The Sixty Kiddie Club (Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Billy Gunn; Mr. Wilkens; Rattler (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
The Western Waddy tangles with the Rattler at the Palace of Perpetual Play, where men who have worked all their lives can retire and learn how to be children. One of them has in his possession a stamp worth $100,000!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-18-08.

[The Black Star Shines] (Chapter 7) (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]]; Mr. Wilkens; Black Star (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Law's Legionaires learn from Mr. Wilkens the real motive behind Black Star's crime wave: to obtain a ray invented by five partners in a chemical firm that will enlarge the size of all organic life. And when they attempt to track down the nefarious villains, they are greeted by a giant bird, ant, rabbit and spider that have been dispatched to destroy the Seven Soldiers.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-18-08.

Way to Freedom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

King Kale / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Kale
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Black Star
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  2. 1. Beware! The Black Star Shines (Chapter 1)
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  3. 2. Mystery of the Clowning Criminals (Chapter 2)
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  4. 3. Mystery of the Santa Claus Pirate (Chapter 3)
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  5. 4. Mystery of the One-Man Museum (Chapter 4)
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  6. 5. The Case of the Twisted Twins (Chapter 5)
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  7. 6. The Sixty Kiddie Club (Chapter 6)
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  8. 7. [The Black Star Shines] (Chapter 7)
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  9. 8. Way to Freedom
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    King Kale
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • John Wells
  • Per Sandell
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes