(September 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

Prevue of Peril! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Kirby [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]]; Jack Dalton (villain)
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Indexer Notes

Cover inks and colors credits from Greg Theakston, via the GCD Error List (2008-4-5). The original indexer credited the inks to Joe Simon.

Og, Son of Fire (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (reviewer)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Book review

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-front cover

Prevue of Peril! (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]]; Tony (merchant); Bing Crosby (cameo); Bob Hope (cameo); Hedy Lamar (cameo); Clark Gable (cameo); Carmen Miranda (cameo); un-named gangsters (villains)
Synopsis:
Touched by the needs of poor, starving people in Suicide Slum, the Legion asks Jim Harper for help, and he loans them a movie camera to make a movie on how bad the conditions are so that city residents can help out once they see it. But a gang of crooks decide to steal the film and put Officer Harper and the boys out of the way.
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Case of the Precious Peach (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]

The Menace of Steeplejack Stoll's Gang (Table of Contents)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Tarantula [John Law]; Steeplejack Stolle (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Buddy / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Sure-Fire Formula! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
House ad for Leading Comics, with a cover reproduction of issue #3

Mystery of the Hiccupping Parrot (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 some of the stories for this strip in 1942.

Remember Yesterday (Table of Contents)

TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

A Mite Tetched (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Carter Woods
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mayor Elmer Doodle

Satan's Machine Shop (Table of Contents)

Robotman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Leo Nowak; Shuster Shop
Inks:
Leo Nowak; Shuster Shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Robotman [Robert Crane, aka Paul Dennis]; Chuck Grayson

Indexer Notes

Credits by Bob Hughes.

Now On Sale (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
House ad for 6 DC comics with cover reproductions
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Prevue of Peril!
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Og, Son of Fire
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. Prevue of Peril!
    The Newsboy Legion
  4. 3. Case of the Precious Peach
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  5. 4. The Menace of Steeplejack Stoll's Gang
    Tarantula
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Buddy
  7. 6. Sure-Fire Formula!
  8. 7. Mystery of the Hiccupping Parrot
    Penniless Palmer
  9. 8. Remember Yesterday
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Clancy the Cop
  11. 10. A Mite Tetched
  12. 11. Satan's Machine Shop
    Robotman
  13. 12. Now On Sale
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kevin C
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Jim Walls
  • Mark Gordon