(Spring 1943)

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 (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), some modified by Craig Delich 8-31-09. This issue contains an essay contest for a story appearing in this issue "Tomorrow the World", and results were published in issue #14.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Reprints:

[Wanted by Hitler, Dead or Alive] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
William Moulton Marston
Pencils:
Frank Godwin
Inks:
Frank Godwin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; Fausta Grables [aka Rora Blank] (villain, foreign agent); The Council of Axis Chiefs (villains)
Synopsis:
Diana Prince is sitting at her desk one day when a woman enters, posing as a reporter, and asks very personal questions about Wonder Woman. Sensing something is wrong, Diana refuses to answer questions, but Steve Trevor is taken in, not realizing the woman is a Nazi agent, Fausta Grables. She eventually steals Wonder Woman's costume and poses as her for an Army benefit show.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Golden Lasso; Mental Radio

The Haunted Tank (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
Frank Harry
Inks:
Frank Harry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Ghost Patrol [Fred; Slim; Pedro]; un-named British Sergeant; un-named British General; Fitzpatrick (British Army officer); Adolf Hitler (villain); Professor Zimplepuss (villain, astrologer); un-named Nazi General (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Hitler's forces have created a super tank that carries a division of soldiers that can travel on land and in the sea. The Ghost Patrol must find a way to stop the tank before it successfully lands in America.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated August 2004.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Simp O'Dell / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Pencils:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Inks:
Sol Hess [as Hess] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sol Hess

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Simp O'Dell; Pansy; Grandpa
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Bolt Syndicate reprint.

[They Wind Up in the Doghouse] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Justin Valor; Donna Valor; Captain Gore (villain)
Synopsis:
At the request of his wife, Jon Valor makes a trip to the treasure-laden East to get her new dresses.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art is also signed Sheldon Moldoff.

The Tin-Fish Bobsled (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Evelyn Gaines?
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer (spot illustration)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; un-named Eskimo Chief; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Hop and a squadron of Douglas Devastators are on the way to Iceland to search out Nazi raiders, when a storm threatens, and forces all the planes to turn back...except Hop, who decides to continue on.
Reprints:

Covered Caravan (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:
Sam Hill [Andrew Handy]; Lem Sharper [Ralph McSneer]; Sally Sue Hill [Blanche Rouge]; Zeke Skidmore [Fuller Phun]; Jed Hoskins [Dick Dare]
Synopsis:
Sam Hill and his daughter are making their way to the Golden West when they are attacked by Indians.
Reprints:

The "Corn" Doctors (Table of Contents)

Film Fools (Fat and Slat) / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dr. Fat; Slat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Consists of three, two-panel non-related humorous gag cartoons plus one panel pushing war bonds and stamps, from an idea provided by Private Eddie Sacks. Sequence and letterer credit added by Craig Delich (December 2005).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mutt & Jeff / filler / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Inks:
Al Smith [as Bud Fisher] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Smith

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mutt; Jeff
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

These strips are newspaper reprints.

Each also signed "Fisher".

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

"Handsome John" Riley.... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak [as C. Kozlak] (signed)
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak [as C. Kozlak] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Irene Miller; John Riley; Chief of Detectives Brannigan; Police Commissioner Leaffe; Wilmer; Torpedo Tony (villain); Shifty Spiro (villain)
Synopsis:
Green Lantern feverishly works on trying to solve a crime before Handsome John Riley can move in on his girl, Irene Miller.
Reprints:
Keywords:
ABS Radio; Broadway Bugle; Morning Tab; oath; Power Ring; The Green Lamp

Indexer Notes

Doiby appears in a Green Lantern costume on the splash page only. Alan Scott works for Apex Studios in this story. Panel 7 on page 2: the letterer has snuck in the name of DC artist (Harry) Tschida into a headline.

The Story Behind the Bellyache (Table of Contents)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner; Sock Smith (boxer); Killer Hooke (villain, boxer); "Eats" (villain)
Synopsis:
Sock Smith decides to hang up his boxing gloves forever and open up his own restaurant, "The Glove." However, across the street is another restaurant owned by a former fighter, Killer Hooke, who doesn't like the prospect of competition and decides to do something about it. Wildcat must move in before something terrible can occur, and decides to match up the two former fighters in a winner-take-all match.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Madison Oval; The Glove

He Saved the President -- Almost (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jackie Burton; Inspector Casey; Hennessey; 5th Columnists (villains)
Synopsis:
Jackie Burton, second year student at Warren High, was out looking for scrap metal when he came across a couple of Hitler's Fifth Columnists, one of which was murdered by the other for bungling an assignment. Staying in the shadows to avoid being seen, Jackie runs across a copper wire leading to fifteen sticks of dynamite, located underneath a street that the President would be soon traveling over.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Warren High

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich (December 2005).

The last half of page two is an ad for All-Star Comics #16 with the cover.

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

Punk Junk (Table of Contents)

Red, White and Blue / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Inks:
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Dugan; Blooey Blue; Whitey Smith; Doris West; Schaeffer (villain); Japanese soldier (villain, splash only)
Synopsis:
Blooey, trying to catch up with Red and Whitey, accidently steps on a man's foot. When the man grabs Blooey around the neck, Red steps in and is challenged to a duel. Noting a junkman passing by, Red stops him and checks the wagon for weapons of some kind. Finding two sabres, a duel insues, with Red winning. The junkman arrives at a house where the man who fought the duel resides, and we discover the men are Nazi spies, who then go out and attempt to kill our trio.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich, updated 8/04.

The City on Wheels (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; John Bennett; Molly Bennett; Billy "Knuckles" O'Grady; Nicki Renaldi (villain); Big Ben Dudley (villain)
Synopsis:
The city's subway system becomes the stage for four tense people, each fighting time and wanting to achieve turning points in their lives. The Flash and Joan decide to help all four achieve their goals.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit by Jerry Bails and Craig Delich, updated August 2004.

Superman by George Lowther (Table of Contents)

Superman / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

May be out of sequence.

Book review of the great book by Lowther, with color illusrations by Joe Shuster.

This article NOT found in the Archives edition.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman; The Flash; Green Lantern
  2. 1. [Wanted by Hitler, Dead or Alive]
    Wonder Woman
  3. 2. The Haunted Tank
    Ghost Patrol
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Simp O'Dell
  5. 4. [They Wind Up in the Doghouse]
    Black Pirate and Son
  6. 5. The Tin-Fish Bobsled
    Hop Harrigan
  7. 6. Covered Caravan
    Minute Movies
  8. 7. The "Corn" Doctors
    Film Fools (Fat and Slat)
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mutt & Jeff
  10. 9. "Handsome John" Riley....
    Green Lantern
  11. 10. The Story Behind the Bellyache
    Wildcat
  12. 11. He Saved the President -- Almost
  13. 12. Punk Junk
    Red, White and Blue
  14. 13. The City on Wheels
    The Flash, Fastest Man Alive!
  15. 14. Superman by George Lowther
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Bob Hughes
  • James Ludwig
  • Jim Walls
  • Dwayne Best