(August 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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

Issue Notes

Cover colors credits from Greg Theakston, via the GCD Error List (5 April 2008)


["Another smashing Newsboy Legion adventure story starring the Guardian in 13 pages of whirlwind action!"] (Table of Contents)

The Newsboy Legion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon [as Simon] (signed)
Colors:
Jack Kirby
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

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

Paradise Prison (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion: Tommy Tompkins; Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]; Superman [Clark Kent] (image); Muggsy Baker (villain); B. O. Goodley (villain, warden)
Synopsis:
The Legion discovers that a reformatory that a young criminal ran away from is corrupt, in that the Warden and guards keep the money appropriated for the care of the inmates, who are systematically starved, overworked and beaten.
Reprints:

Case of the Crippled Car (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]

Gallopin' Gold (Table of Contents)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
? [as E. J. Smalle] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Smalle [as E. J. Smalle] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Tarantula [John Law]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil revision from E. J. Smalle to ? by Craig Delich 2010-3-6. The Who's Who states that Smalle only did inks in 1942 on this strip.

Cross-Eyed Crocodile (Table of Contents)

Penniless Palmer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
R. L. Ross ?
Pencils:
R. L. Ross
Inks:
R. L. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Penniless Palmer

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from R. L. Ross to R. L. Ross? by Craig Delich 2010-3-6. The Who's Who states that Ross MAY have written stories in 1942 for this strip.

Case of the Missing Memory (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
TNT [Thomas N. Thomas]; Dan [Daniel Dunbar]

Adventure of the Plundering Jap! (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Sam Citron
Inks:
Sam Citron
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman [Robert Crane, aka Paul Dennis]; Chuck Grayson; Slanteyes (villain); Bignose (villain); Dude (villain); Michey (villain)
Synopsis:
Paul Dennis is approached by a group of "businessmen" who are willing to buy all the scrap machinery in an abandoned factory that Dennis owns. However, it's Robotman that sees the connection between this offer and a string of scrap metal robberies that have been occuring.

Indexer Notes

Credits supplied by Craig Delich (March, 2005). Art credit based on correspondence between Jerry Siegel and Whitney Ellsworth in 1942.

["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury"] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Morgenthal, Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Public service announcement from the Secretary of Defense, encouraging all youngsters to buy at least one ten cent Savings Stamp every week.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-3-6.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Another smashing Newsboy Legion adventure story starring the Guardian in 13 pages of whirlwind action!"]
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Paradise Prison
    The Newsboy Legion
  3. 2. Case of the Crippled Car
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  4. 3. Gallopin' Gold
    Tarantula
  5. 4. Cross-Eyed Crocodile
    Penniless Palmer
  6. 5. Case of the Missing Memory
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  7. 6. Adventure of the Plundering Jap!
    Robotman
  8. 7. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury"]
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