(Winter 1942-43)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
96
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gainlee Publishing Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (story editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cardboard cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound #1-41; Saddle-stitched #42-63
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All story synopses by Craig Delich (Dec. 2005), and revised 8-30-09.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Harry
Inks:
Frank Harry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Scribbly [Scribbly Jibbet]; Ghost Patrol [Fred; Pedro; Slim]; Red, White and Blue [Red Dugan; Whitey Smith; Blooey Blue]
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Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover.

[Mystery of the House of the Seven Gables] (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]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Tommy Royden; Mr. Kipp (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Diana and Steve head out by car to the New England coast at General Darnell's request to keep an eye out for spies and saboteurs. The disappearance of a young boy named Tommy then leads Diana to try and locate him, and she discovers a group of 5th Columnists who are connected to the Nazis that are to come ashore as invaders. Wonder Woman, aided by Steve and Etta Candy, put a stop to the invasion and rescue the boy.
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso

[The Smell That Spelled J-A-I-L] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
William Smith
Inks:
William Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Whitey Smith; Blooey Blue; Doris West; un-named Fire Chief; un-named Street cleaner (death); Sherm (G2 chemist); un-named G2 building superintendent; un-named G2 clerk; Truck Bieler (villain); Rusty (villain, Bieler's accomplise); Professor Leaman (villain)
Synopsis:
Red Dugan and Doris are walking along the street when a fire truck races by them, and they follow it to the fire. Checking the building over with an arson investigator, they discover a body in the rubble, and gas tanks. Red picks up a badge at the scene and investigates how it could have gotten there. With the help of Whitey and Blooey, they discover a plot by someone to use a peculiar gas to make the writing on important government documents disappear, then steal them to obtain the secrets.
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Keywords:
Litho-Ruthenium-Hydro-Alcohol (a gas)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated 2006-3-24, and verified by Craig Delich.

The story was edited from its original format in All Star Comics #2 to reflect changing editorial policies to remove all direct or indirect references to swearing, provocative clothing, and a dead body per Kevin Wilkens (2006-3-24).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flying Colors / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John M. Jenks (signed)
Pencils:
John M. Jenks (signed)
Inks:
John M. Jenks (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Christopher Columbus
Synopsis:
Fact page on Columbus, which provides info plus illustrates the flag of old Spain and the personal colors of Columbus.
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Keywords:
San Salvador

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (December 2005).

[Hitler Is a Bum!] (Table of Contents)

The Ghost Patrol / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Harry
Inks:
Frank Harry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
The Ghost Patrol [Pedro; Slim; Fred]; Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
While in Germany, the members of the Ghost Patrol fight to save the "freedom of the press" in that nation by challenging the F├╝hrer himself!
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Japanese Beetle Trouble (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Hop and Tank are flying along near the Himalayan Mountains when a Japanese fighter suddenly zooms out after them...then mysteriously disappears. Landing, Hop discovers all the mountains in that area are made of rock salt, and that the lake at the bottom of those mountains was so full of salt that its water could support the weight of the Japanese plane that came after them! So they don parachutes and descend to the lake itself, and walk ashore where they discover a hidden, secret Japanese aircraft hanger!
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Keywords:
Himalayan Mountains

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fat and Slat With Fuller Phun and Archibald Clubb / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Fat[Fuller Phun]; Slat [Archibald Clubb]
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Indexer Notes

Comprised of three, two panel gags.

Sequence added by Craig Delich (December 2005).

Fingers of Fate (Table of Contents)

Minute Movies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Kalua [Hazel Dearie]; Commander Nosabi [Ralph McSneer]; Lt. Charles Dangerfield [Dick Dare]; Sgt. Tim McGruff [Fuller Phun]; Gen. John March [Andrew Handy]
Synopsis:
Lt. Dangerfield is back in Australia having been rescued from a tiny South Sea isle, where he met Kalua, his fiancee. He brought back a Japanese cruiser commander, who he turns over to Sgt. McGruff while the Lieutenant told his story to the General. Dangerfield's bailed out over the isle, and rescued by Kalua. Later the natives think he was some sort of god and put him on a throne as their leader. Later, he tended to his signal fire, and noticed a raft approaching and on it was the Japanese cruiser commander, who he took into custody. He was rescued and the General agreesto him marrying Kalua.
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Keywords:
Australia

Personality Day (Table of Contents)

Wheelan Phoni-Tone News / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mme. Rosa Rotunda; John W. Chillblain; Hazel Dearie; Loo Igloo
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Indexer Notes

Interesting stories of fabricated "personalities" of the day.

Sequence added by Craig Delich (December 2005).

The Scourge of the Seas (Table of Contents)

Black Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Justin Valor (his son); Queen Bess
Synopsis:
The Black Pirate and Son are walking along the beach when an English ship, unable to come ashore, fires a cannonball message to them, stating that the good Queen Bess needs their help immediately. Before they can see the Queen, they are told of a huge sea monster that has been causing havoc, so the duo agree to seek out the beast and destroy it.
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[The Adventure of Luckless Lenore] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Irene Miller; Lenore Lowell; Doon [Uncle Dinwiddie](villain)
Synopsis:
Doiby is asked by a young lady for three autographs of his, which she will use to obtain one autograph of the Green Lantern. Investigating, the Emerald Crusader discovers that this woman's life is in real danger, and has been ever since she was born.....from her own Uncle!
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Indexer Notes

Alan Scott works for Apex Studios in this issue.

Green Lantern recites an unusual oath, used in this story only: "Let all power and triumph be mine, in whatever right I do".

Revised writer credit by Craig Delich, previously given to Ted Udall ?

Doiby appears in a Green Lantern costume in the splash only.

[Crime Takes the Count] (Table of Contents)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner; Joan Fortune (Ted Grant's girlfriend); Tiger Taffer (boxer); Possum Pate (Taffer's manager)
Synopsis:
Stretch succeeds in getting Ted Grant a match with Tiger Taffer, but is puzzled by the fact that Tiger's manager, Possum Pate, is betting a wad on Grant not being able to lick his fighter that night! And when Grant is kidnapped to prevent his appearance at the fight, Wildcat steps in to solve the dilemma.
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Fate and a Mule! (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller [as Jay Marr] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Marlow; Joe Talbot; Jeff Minstro (villain)
Synopsis:
Tom Marlow, a blacksmith in Gallway, had a brother-in-law, Joe Talbot, who believed that a fellow named Jeff Minstro had shot Tom's father, the town Sheriff, in the back during a riot, killing him. However, Joe was worried that Jeff would get off because seven of the jury members were Jeff's kinfolk! And free he did go. Tom knew that Jeff was guilty, but figured that fate, or the law of averages, would catch up with this guilty man. And it did!
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (December 2005).

The last half of page two featured an ad for Picture Stories From the Bible, Old Testament Edition, #3.

Writer credit by Craig Delich, confirmed by the Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Scribbly / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Mayer

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Scribbly Jibbet; Mrs. Jibbet (Scribbly's mother); Daphne; Sylvester
Synopsis:
Scribbly returns home and decides to go and see his love interest, Daphne. Getting her candy and flowers, he sees her with Sylvester, who is decked out in his military uniform. Dejected, Scribbly is asked to attend a party by some friends: a party where he could meet girls, so he goes. Daphne is there with Sylvester, who is the center of attention. Scribbly gets mad and decides to have it out with Sylvester, and gets a black eye! His friends set a trap for Sylvester and gives Scribbly some tomatoes to throw at Sylvester.....and throw them he does, then scatters for parts unknown.
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Indexer Notes

Looks like a reprint.

The bottom of pages 2-4 have a series of one panel cartoons titled "Why Big Brudders Leave Home", written, illustrated and lettered by Sheldon Mayer (under the name "Scribbly").

Crime's Birthday Party!! (Table of Contents)

The Flash, Fastest Man Alive! / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt [as E. E. Hibbard] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Joan Williams; District Attorney Morgan; Horseface (villain); Bats (villain)
Synopsis:
Horseface tells his muggs that he plans to celebrate the D.A.'s birthday by turning himself in. In coming days, more "birthday" presents are delivered to the Police, baffling everyone. The D.A. and Jay Garrick are suspicious, so Flash notes that some of those presents present some major headaches to the law. Horseface's aim is to keep the Police on wild goose chases while his thugs clean out the town. Flash finally figures out what Horseface is up to and surprises him on his last job before he splits town. Horseface is captured and jailed....on his birthday, of all days.
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Indexer Notes

Art credit by Craig Delich, updated 8/04.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern
  2. 1. [Mystery of the House of the Seven Gables]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. [The Smell That Spelled J-A-I-L]
    Red, White and Blue
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Flying Colors
  5. 4. [Hitler Is a Bum!]
    The Ghost Patrol
  6. 5. Japanese Beetle Trouble
    Hop Harrigan
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fat and Slat With Fuller Phun and Archibald Clubb
  8. 7. Fingers of Fate
    Minute Movies
  9. 8. Personality Day
    Wheelan Phoni-Tone News
  10. 9. The Scourge of the Seas
    Black Pirate
  11. 10. [The Adventure of Luckless Lenore]
    Green Lantern
  12. 11. [Crime Takes the Count]
    Wildcat
  13. 12. Fate and a Mule!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Scribbly
  15. 14. Crime's Birthday Party!!
    The Flash, Fastest Man Alive!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Darci
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Walls
  • Dwayne Best