(January 1943)

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); Jack Schiff (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

First Jack Schiff issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick

Case of the Confident Crooks (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]; Jagin (villain)
Keywords:
Arrowplane (car)

Indexer Notes

Speedy has yellow hat and red hair. Green Arrow clamps an Arrow lamp on to the pack of a crook so he can follow him. Also uses magnesium flare arrows. First trick arrow?

The Mystery of Room 406 (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Dr. Marsh; John Cornelius; The Frog (villain)
Synopsis:
When every patient housed in Room 406 of the hospital dies, Dr. Kent Nelson decides the only way to find out what has happened is to be admitted as a patient in that room himself!
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-10-07. With Siegel drafted, Fox switches to the Spectre and Joe Samachson takes over Doctor Fate.

["I'm not a woman hater"] (Table of Contents)

Roses Are Red / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Case of Little Sir Echo (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Sandy Keene; Larry Trent]; Sgt. Connolly; Ventrillo; Mickey
Synopsis:
A ventriloquist fakes police calls in Sgt. Connolly's voice in order to distract the police from his crimes.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. Writer id by Bob Hughes 8/06.

Ark of the Ancients (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; Pegleg (villain); Vulture; Runt
Synopsis:
In flashback, the scientist Milo saves the people of Atlantis by building a giant bell-jar in which they can live underwater. When the Atlanteans venture to the surface for a visit they are captured by three criminals.
Keywords:
Atlantis

A Kind of Hero (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Ludlow (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dizzy Data / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Luck of Jabez Riker (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Jabez Riker

Crimes That Bloom in Spring, Tra La (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox ?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Bullfrog Ames (villain)
Synopsis:
Gangster Bullfrog Ames retires to the country to grow flowers...evil flowers.
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes 8/06.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Johnny Quick
  2. 1. Case of the Confident Crooks
    Green Arrow
  3. 2. The Mystery of Room 406
    Doctor Fate
  4. 3. ["I'm not a woman hater"]
    Roses Are Red
  5. 4. The Case of Little Sir Echo
    Radio Squad
  6. 5. Ark of the Ancients
    Aquaman
  7. 6. A Kind of Hero
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Dizzy Data
  9. 8. The Luck of Jabez Riker
    Johnny Quick
  10. 9. Crimes That Bloom in Spring, Tra La
    Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes