(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 [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie [as Steve] (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 [as Cliff] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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

The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop! / 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
Related Scans
Series Information
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. The Crimes That Bloom in the Spring, Tra La
    The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Veracity
  • 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