(April 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) 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
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman
Reprints:

[The Coming of Paula Von Gunther] (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Baroness Paula Von Gunther (villain, introduction); Etta Candy; Steve Trevor; Col. Darnell; Eve Brown; Carla Swanson
Reprints:

[The Man in the Iron Mask] (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]; King Philip of Spain; Don Carlos (villain, death); Count Valdez (villain, introduction, death); Jester
Synopsis:
Count Valdez and Don Carlos (the King's son) plot to place Don Carlos on the throne by imprisoning the King. But the jester tips off The Black Pirate, who rescues the King, imprisons Count Valdez and helps to kill Don Carlos.
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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.

[The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe] (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]; Wanda Wilson; Dapper Joe (villain, introduction); Buster Anderson (a policeman, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Buster Anderson arrests a big time hood, he discovers to his dismay that he and his goons have too much pull to remain in jail. So Mr. Terrific decides to intervene by distributing specially marked "bribe money" through underground channels to entrap Dapper Joe.
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Indexer Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-15-08.

[Smashing the Supply Train] (Table of Contents)

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:
Gay Ghost [Charles Collins]; Deborah Wallace; Baron Von Molte (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains); Philip Langdon (introduction); Tommy Langdon (introduction); General Rourke
Synopsis:
Charles Collins volunteers to pilot a bomber being sent to England so that he can get into action against the Germans.

Double Danger (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

Hal Mason / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hal Mason

[The Scorpion's Counterfeiting Ring] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children; superhero
Characters:
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; The Blue Boys [Toughy; Tubby]; Dan Rogers; Officer Clancy; The Scorpion (villain, introduction); Fancy Dan (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails & Craig Delich (Dec. 2005).

Introducing Stretch Skinner (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]; Stretch Skinner (introduction); Gile (villain, introduction); Hogg (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
While on his daily training run, Ted runs into a "newly certified" detective, Stretch Skinner...then he smells a rat when he makes the connection between jewel heists taking place and the firm that awarded Stretch his diploma!
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-15-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [The Coming of Paula Von Gunther]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [The Man in the Iron Mask]
    Black Pirate
  4. 3. [The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe]
    Mr. Terrific
  5. 4. [Smashing the Supply Train]
    Gay Ghost
  6. 5. Double Danger (Part 1)
    Hal Mason
  7. 6. [The Scorpion's Counterfeiting Ring]
    Little Boy Blue
  8. 7. Introducing Stretch Skinner
    Wildcat
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
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  • Bob Hughes