(Spring 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #161, 170, 179, 188, 223-228, 230)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman; Batman; Robin / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Fred Ray.

The Tower of Terror (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Inks:
John Sikela [as Joe Shuster] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Lois Lane; Perry White; Brent Matthews; Lemuel P. Potts (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A manufacturer purchases a sacred Indian tower and tries to move it, but is faced with many attempts on his life, unaware that an ancient manuscript indicates priceless Indian valuables were secreted in the tower.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Titled "The Case of the Flying Castle" in the table of contents. This title is also used in Superman: The World's Finest Archives, whose credits are wrong too.

The Man Who Stole A Bank (Table of Contents)

Zatara / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zatara; Tong

Murder In Three Acts (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Charles Paris

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing

Indexer Notes

Scripter and letterer credits by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

Tactical Error (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Case of the Crime Clown (Table of Contents)

TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Al Carreno ?
Inks:
Al Carreno ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
T.N.T. [Thomas N. Thomas]; Dan the Dyna-Mite [Danny Dunbar]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Introduction of the strip.

Continues in Star Spangled Comics #7.

Wings For America (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
Harry Lampert
Inks:
Harry Lampert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue; Doris West

Gems of Jeopardy (Table of Contents)

The Sandman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Gay Thompson; Fred Thompson; Billy Thompson; Gay's un-named brother (villain, ex-convict, death)
Synopsis:
Gay Thompson's brother is an ex-con who wants her husband's fabulous collection of diamonds, and the Sandman must work within the situation to trap the man before he can kidnap the woman's only son.

Indexer Notes

Last with original mystery-man costume.

Last appearance of girl-friend Dian Belmont.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Goggles / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab ?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab ?
Inks:
Fred Schwab ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab ?

Genre:
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credit by Craig Delich (November, 2005). Letterer credit by Craig Delich 2010-2-19.

Vengeance (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hilton (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Rubies For Ransom (Table of Contents)

The King / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The King [King Standish]; the Witch (villain)

Indexer Notes

Letterer verified by Lampert and added by Craig Delich (November, 2005).

The Adventure of the Good-Hearted Gangster (Table of Contents)

Lando, Man of Magic / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lando

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Pvt. Pete

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-2-19.

Crime Takes A Holiday (Table of Contents)

Batman With Robin / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Bob Kane] (signed); George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne, also as The Gold Coast Kid]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; "Big John" Waller (villain, gambling house owner, introduction); Brains Kelley (villain, introduction); Slinky [aka Carrot-Top McGraw] (villain, introduction); Dude Davis (villain, introduction); Scar Ryan (villain, introduction); The Domino Killers (villains, introduction); The Hooded Gunmen (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
A "crime holiday" is declared by the mobs in Gotham City, but Batman and Robin soon discover the reason why: the mobs plan to disguise themselves as members of other mobs, commit crimes, and have the blame placed on them!
Reprints:
Keywords:
belt wireless radio; Gotham City
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. The Tower of Terror
    Superman
  3. 2. The Man Who Stole A Bank
    Zatara
  4. 3. Murder In Three Acts
    The Crimson Avenger
  5. 4. Tactical Error
  6. 5. The Case of the Crime Clown
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  7. 6. Wings For America
    Red, White and Blue
  8. 7. Gems of Jeopardy
    The Sandman
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Goggles
  10. 9. Vengeance
  11. 10. Rubies For Ransom
    The King
  12. 11. The Adventure of the Good-Hearted Gangster
    Lando, Man of Magic
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  14. 13. Crime Takes A Holiday
    Batman With Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross