(December 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 (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

Issue Notes

Last issue before Weisinger is drafted.


400 Years In A Day (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts

The Man Who Purchased Lives (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joseph Greene ?
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Mephisto (Villain); Bimbo Barnes; Clancy; Wurst; John Doe
Synopsis:
Mephisto gives a group of down and out men great wealth, then tells them they have to commit a crime a month to keep it.
Keywords:
Arrowplane (car)

The Man Who Wanted No Medals (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:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Dr. Roland; Dr. Paul Lawrence; Inza Carmer; The Gas Gun Gang (Villain); The Streak; Dr. Canning
Synopsis:
Dr. Lawrence refuses to take a medal for his accomplishments, and instead goes to a small town to become a consultant. When Dr. Fate investigates, he discovers that the reason hLawrence didn't accept the medal is because the discoveries that brought him fame were actually made by another doctor.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-10-07.

Hook, Lion and Thinker (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; Hook (Villain); Lion (Villain); Thinker (Villain)

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

Race around the World (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Black Jack (Villain)
Synopsis:
Aquaman plans to swim around the world in seven days for Navy Relief.

Back In Harness (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Selby (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

400 Years in a Day (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Timothy Tapp; Gustave Small
Synopsis:
Hobby Haven is an old folks home where people are allowed to pursue their hobbies in peace.

The Man Who Knew All the Angles (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Smokey Storey (Villain)
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Last story signed by Jerry Siegel. Fox script verified from Fox's notes in Alter Ego #21 (February 2003).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 400 Years In A Day
    Johnny Quick
  2. 1. The Man Who Purchased Lives
    Green Arrow
  3. 2. The Man Who Wanted No Medals
    Doctor Fate
  4. 3. Hook, Lion and Thinker
    Radio Squad
  5. 4. Race around the World
    Aquaman
  6. 5. Back In Harness
  7. 6. 400 Years in a Day
    Johnny Quick
  8. 7. The Man Who Knew All the Angles
    Spectre
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