(May 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (Managing Editor); Sheldon Mayer (Assistant 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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman
Reprints:
Keywords:
diving suits; underwater

[Assault on the OCTOPUS] (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]; Nazis (Villains); Ensign Martin (Introduction); Admiral Funston; Dr. Sands; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Holliday Girls
Reprints:

[The Treason of Don Diablo] (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:
Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Don Diablo (Introduction, Death, Villain); King Louis of France (Introduction); Justin Valor (introduction, Black Pirate's son, born in this story); Donna Bonita; the court jester

Indexer Notes

Writer revision by Craig Delich (December 2005) and verified by Moldoff in interview with Roy Thomas. Credit previously given to Ted Udall.

[The "Reform" of Caspar Crunch] (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; Caspar Crunch (Introduction, Villain)
Synopsis:
A well-known reformer asks the public to contribute to his cause of closing up all the gambling houses in the city. But when Terry Sloane helps save the life of a man thrown from a car, he discovers the man's attacker is none other than the reformer, Caspar Crunch!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-18-08.

The Toothpick Murder Mystery (Table of Contents)

O'Malley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
James Aloysius O'Malley (Introduction); Emil (Introduction, Death); Sam Grabbit (Introduction, Death)

[The Flaming Hand] (Table of Contents)

Gay Ghost / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gay Ghost [Charles Collins]; The Flaming Hand [Von Schlitzer] (Introduction, Death, Villain); the Nazis (Villains)

Double Danger (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Evelyn Gaines (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hal Mason

The Adventure of the "Sour" Milk! (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; Commissioner Calcium (Introduction, Villain); his gang (Introduction, Villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails and Craig Delich (December 2005).

[Chips Carder's Big Fix] (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; Joan Fortune; Sgt. Grogan; Chips Carder (villain, introduction); L. J. Decker (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Just after Stretch hires Joan to be his secretary, he has two men around him die, and Wildcat figures they are connected. So he assists Skinner round up a crooked gambler responsible for one of the murders.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-18-08. Story title corrected by Andy Mangels via the GCD Errors list, November 2009.

Who in Sensation Should Join the JSA? (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

1000 free copies of the next issue of Sensation Comics are offered to readers who send in a post card answering the question of what characters in Sensation should join the Justice Society.

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-18-08.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [Assault on the OCTOPUS]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [The Treason of Don Diablo]
    Black Pirate
  4. 3. [The "Reform" of Caspar Crunch]
    Mr. Terrific
  5. 4. The Toothpick Murder Mystery
    O'Malley
  6. 5. [The Flaming Hand]
    Gay Ghost
  7. 6. Double Danger (Part 2)
    Hal Mason
  8. 7. The Adventure of the "Sour" Milk!
    Little Boy Blue
  9. 8. [Chips Carder's Big Fix]
    Wildcat
  10. 9. Who in Sensation Should Join the JSA?
    Justice Society of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes