(April 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U .S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

["Introducing the Newsboy Legion with the Guardian!"] (Table of Contents)

Newsboy Legion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion: Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]; Tommy Thompkins
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover colors credit from Greg Theakston, via the GCD Error List (2008-4-5).

The Story of the Newsboy Legion (Table of Contents)

The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Newsboy Legion: Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]; Tommy Thompkins (introduction); The Guardian [Jim Harper] (introduction); Frankie the Fence (villain); Chips Carder (villain)
Synopsis:
Jim Harper becomes the Guardian for the first time, and also stops a local gang of kids from being sent to jail, hoping he can help them turn their lives around.
Reprints:

The Crime Escradille (Table of Contents)

The Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Harold Sharp
Inks:
Harold Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Tarantula [John Law]

[The Gas Bombs] (Table of Contents)

Captain X / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Captain X [Richard Dare]

[The Birth of Robotman] (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Leo Nowak (pages 1-5); Paul Cassidy (pages 6-13)
Inks:
Paul Cassidy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman [Robert Crane, aka Paul Dennis] (introduction); Chuck Grayson; Joan Carter

[The Dwarf] (Table of Contents)

TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
TNT [Thomas "Tex" N. Thomas]; Dan [Daniel Dunbar]; The Dwarf (villain)

The Picture That Killed (Table of Contents)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Introducing the Newsboy Legion with the Guardian!"]
    Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. The Story of the Newsboy Legion
    The Newsboy Legion
  3. 2. The Crime Escradille
    The Tarantula
  4. 3. [The Gas Bombs]
    Captain X
  5. 4. [The Birth of Robotman]
    Robotman
  6. 5. [The Dwarf]
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  7. 6. The Picture That Killed
    The Star-Spangled Kid
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steve Jenner
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Walls
  • Mark Gordon