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(May 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 [as F. W. 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

Adventures in Steel (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes Superman's Secret Message, the Editorial Advisory Board, the list of DC titles, and the indicia.

The Boomerang! (Table of Contents)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Boomerang (Villain; Introduction)
Synopsis:
The Boomerang is adept at getting revenge, and sells his services, usually against judges.
Keywords:
Arrow-Plane (car)

Indexer Notes

Speedy wears red hat. Both have blond hair. Oliver Queen lives in an apartment.

["I'm boxing tonight at the lodge."] (Table of Contents)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Deadly Designs of Mr. Who] (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:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Mr. Who (Villain); P. J. Moggan
Synopsis:
Using Solution Z, Mr. Who can grow, shrink and walk through walls and safes, but uses the solution to also impersonate one P. J. Moggan in order to obtain his vast wealth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis from Craig Delich. First line: "You have read of Dr. Fate's conquest of the diabolical Mr. Who..."

["Come back, John, that weather report you heard..."] (Table of Contents)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

The Case of the Storm Raiders (Table of Contents)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Sandy Keene; Larry Trent]
Synopsis:
Two crooks use lightning to cover up their crimes.

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes 8/06.

Aquaman Rules the Waves! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Krutz (Villain)
Synopsis:
The Nazis have a battleship disguised as an iceberg.

Passed by Censor (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Weston (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["You stay home me go out to hunt"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

500 Years Into the Future with the Justice Society of America! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Mr. Meek Makes Haste! (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]; Tubby Watts; Mr. Meek (Villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Meek steals a newsreel of Johnny Quick so he can lip read Johnny's secret formula.

Indexer Notes

Johnny uses the formula Z25Y(2AB)6 to slow down again. Writer id by Bob Hughes.

["Oh boy!! Milk"] (Table of Contents)

Catnip / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["If you like he-man heroes in hundred-mile-per-hour adventure stories..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Money to Burn (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Mr. Chizzeler (Villain)
Synopsis:
Chizzeler puts an ad in the paper offering $1000 a day for someone to do absolutely nothing.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Arrow
  2. 1. Adventures in Steel
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Boomerang!
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. ["I'm boxing tonight at the lodge."]
    Silly Willy
  5. 4. Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again!
    Leading Comics
  6. 5. [The Deadly Designs of Mr. Who]
    Doctor Fate
  7. 6. ["Come back, John, that weather report you heard..."]
    Laffs
  8. 7. The Case of the Storm Raiders
    Radio Squad
  9. 8. Aquaman Rules the Waves!
    Aquaman
  10. 9. Passed by Censor
  11. 10. ["You stay home me go out to hunt"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  12. 11. 500 Years Into the Future with the Justice Society of America!
    All-Star Comics
  13. 12. Mr. Meek Makes Haste!
    Johnny Quick
  14. 13. ["Oh boy!! Milk"]
    Catnip
  15. 14. ["If you like he-man heroes in hundred-mile-per-hour adventure stories..."]
    Prize Comics
  16. 15. Money to Burn
    The Spectre
  17. 16. Now on Sale
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