(Autumn 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:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Burnley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Synopsis:
Illustrated TOC listing features and short story recap information.

Indexer Notes

Sequence including art credits added by Craig Delich.

The Eight Doomed Men! (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]; Andrew P. Stone; Heels (death); Charlie Goodfellow (death); Chick Ryan; Dr. Dan Mallory; Conrad Thorndike; Henry Kimball (death); Albert Damon (death); Jenkins (villain, Stone's chauffeur, death)
Synopsis:
The members of the Elkhart University Pi Theta Dau fraternity vow upon graduation to meet 20 years later, and that they do...where someone vows to kill each and every one of them!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Superman's Mountain Retreat; X-Ray vision

Indexer Notes

Credits in World's Finest Archives are wrong.

The Case of the Walking Dynamo! (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; The Magnet [Professor Bly] (villain)
Synopsis:
A bolt of lightning accidently crashes through the window of Professor Bly, turning him into a human magnet. He now considers himself unstoppable and decides to lead a life of crime.
Reprints:

[Bring In "Baby"] (Table of Contents)

Drafty / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
military; humor
Characters:
Drafty; Tim; General Slater; Baby Slater (General's daughter)
Synopsis:
Drafty and Tim are ordered to meet the in-coming train and take charge of General Slater's baby.
Reprints:

Wise Lady (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Weston (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; crime
Characters:
Nanny; Richard; Trooper Trent; Mike Durrant (villain)
Synopsis:
As Nanny prepares to take little Richard to the movies, their chauffeur suddenly pulls a gun on them, and completes his kidnapping attempt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-1-14.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

full-page ad for Leading Comics #3, Superman #18, Batman #12, All-Star #12, Mutt & Jeff #5, All-Flash #3 and Green Lantern #5 (with covers and some original art).

A Modern Arabian Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Morgan Peale (death); Julius Calter; Joe; Janos Mura; Mason Ryle (villain)
Synopsis:
A ancient idol, once created when thieves formed their own cults and set up idols against "The Wrath of the Caliph," now is used by modern criminals for their own greedy purposes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Diagram of the wirepoon gun found in this story. Writer credit by Craig Delich (May, 2004); letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2009-12-9.

The Case of the Jinxed Skyscraper (Table of Contents)

The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Mr. Ghool (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Ghool escapes from prison and begins to sabotage work on a new building being erected because he once hid his loot on the lot the building is being built on.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Rocket Racer

[The Phantom Voice] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield [as Kajeb] (signed)
Inks:
Ken Battefield [as Kajeb] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey White; Blooey Blue; Doris West; Marshall Gruen (villain)
Synopsis:
A mysterious Nazi by the name of Marshall Gruen bails out of a plane and is captured, but offers to divulge secrets of vital importance to the American government.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Corrected page count added by Craig Delich 2008-1-14. Marshall Gruen is drawn to resemble Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarshal Hermann Göring.

Wings of Flame (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Klein
Inks:
Bernard Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Blaze (villain)
Synopsis:
A new criminal uses pigeons to help set fires with thermite capsules and create a blind while he and his gang commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrow-line

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Craig Delich (May, 2004).

Where There's Smoke (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Cleve Barton (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray ?
Inks:
Fred Ray ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Dr. Tom Dearing; Ramsey (villain); Max (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Dearing is accosted in his office by a pair of crooks who want the plans for a new secret government explosive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-1-14.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gee Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Gee Man; Rover (a dog)
Synopsis:
Officer Gee Man and his assistant, Rover, are asked to keep their eyes on a man's car while he makes a phone call.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-1-14.

The Vanishing V-Men! (Table of Contents)

Lando / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Inks:
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lando; Mastro the Great (villain); Cara (villain)
Synopsis:
A cheap vaudeville magician, hounded by bill collectors, decides to join a gang, helping to kidnap five millionaires for ransom. But Lando uses his true magic to save the men and the magician's good name.
Reprints:

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Wonder Woman [Diana Price]; The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion [Scrapper; Gabby; Big Words; Tommy Tompkins]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Superman [Clark Kent]; The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Zatara; Congo Bill; Mr. America [Tex Thompson]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional advertisement, with covers, for Action #52, Adventure #78, More Fun #83, Star-Spangled #12, Sensation #9, Flash #33, Detective #67 and All-American #42.

The North Pole Crimes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Cal Daly (introduction); Curly (introduction, death); Angles Bigbee (villain, introduction); The Snow Man Bandits (villains, introduction for all); Ray (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A ruthless gang of criminals heads to the far north to commit crimes and the Dynamic Duo must solve the riddle of their leaving a snowman at the scene of every crime they commit.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bat-Signal; Batplane; Gotham City; snow costumes

Indexer Notes

First use of snow costumes.

Batman and Robin also wear insulated and heated uniforms.

[Coming at You on the Screen!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement for Paramount Picture's Superman cartoon series, announcing episodes "Electric Earthquake", "Volcano", "Terror in the Midway", "The Japoteurs", "Twin Trouble" and "Showdown."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2008-1-14. Found on the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Superman; Batman; Robin
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Eight Doomed Men!
    Superman
  4. 3. The Case of the Walking Dynamo!
    Zatara
  5. 4. [Bring In "Baby"]
    Drafty
  6. 5. Wise Lady
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. A Modern Arabian Nightmare!
    The Sandman and Sandy
  9. 8. The Case of the Jinxed Skyscraper
    The Star Spangled Kid and Stripesy
  10. 9. [The Phantom Voice]
    Red, White and Blue
  11. 10. Wings of Flame
    The Green Arrow
  12. 11. Where There's Smoke
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Gee Man
  14. 13. The Vanishing V-Men!
    Lando
  15. 14. The Big Eight!
  16. 15. The North Pole Crimes!
    Batman With Robin
  17. 16. [Coming at You on the Screen!]
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Clayton Emery
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Allen Ross