(March 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

Birth of the Battling Bowmen! (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Speedy
Keywords:
arrows; bows

Birth of the Battling Bowman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Quoag
Synopsis:
Archaelogist Oliver Queen is marooned on Lost Mesa where he meets Roy Harper, a young boy raised by Indians. There they are beset upon by thugs searching for a gold mine, and only Oliver and Roy's skills with archery and knowledge of Indian lore save them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy.

["Take home a balloon to the kiddies"] (Table of Contents)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

["I slipped on a banana peel outside your store and now I'm going to sue you!"] (Table of Contents)

Lenny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lenny

Case of the Crystal Crimes (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Krishna Das (villain); Inza Carmer
Synopsis:
Against the advice of Kent, Inza visits a crooked fortune teller and nearly is run down in the road, as he had predicted. However, when Dr. Fate begins an investigation into this fraud's activities, he nearly loses his own life in the process.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich 12-19-07.

["Gee, wouldn't he make a swell carpet for my den!?"] (Table of Contents)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

The Streamlined Buccaneers (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); Ark the seal

The Battle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Warner Wilson (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Prescription for Plunder (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris [as Charlie] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Dr. Clever (Villain); Tubby Watts

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes 06/06.

["Me heap big man with lasso!"] (Table of Contents)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation ,etc (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Printed in New York, NY.
Publisher: Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY.
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth
Business Manager Jack Liebwitz
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Paul Sampliner

Attempted Assassination (Table of Contents)

Stamps / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Letters:
typeset

The Underworld Goes Overweight (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:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Grabby Gus Nelson (Villain)
Synopsis:
Grabby Gus accidentally steals a machine that can make people super-heavy, then uses it to institute a crime-wave.
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes 06/06.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Birth of the Battling Bowmen!
    Green Arrow
  2. 1. Birth of the Battling Bowman
    Green Arrow
  3. 2. ["Take home a balloon to the kiddies"]
    Silly Willy
  4. 3. ["I slipped on a banana peel outside your store and now I'm going to sue you!"]
    Lenny
  5. 4. Case of the Crystal Crimes
    Doctor Fate
  6. 5. ["Gee, wouldn't he make a swell carpet for my den!?"]
    Gags
  7. 6. The Streamlined Buccaneers
    Aquaman
  8. 7. The Battle
  9. 8. Prescription for Plunder
    Johnny Quick
  10. 9. ["Me heap big man with lasso!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  11. 10. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation ,etc
  12. 11. Attempted Assassination
    Stamps
  13. 12. The Underworld Goes Overweight
    Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes