(March-April 1944)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
bi-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

The Weather Prophet (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 [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

The Weather Prophet (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Timer (villain); Chaser (villain); Moose (villain); Duster (villain)
Synopsis:
Timer spends his time in jail studying the weather and then uses it to plot crimes.
Keywords:
Arrowplane (car)

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Uses lots of periods.

Schwartz is listed as a Green Arrow writer by Bails.

The Rains Came (Table of Contents)

Nervy Joe / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor

T Watts, Miracle Man! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Aloysius Patrick Mulvaney
Synopsis:
Johnny and Tubby visit the Yucatan where Tubby is mistaken for the reincarnation of a Mayan god.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes (April 2006).

Forgotten Magic (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 5.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Nabu?; Haney (villain)
Synopsis:
The Wizard responsible for Dr. Fate's powers loses his own temporarily, so Fate does too --- but he still has to rescue a bunch of miners trapped in a cave-in.
Reprints:
Keywords:
occult

Champion in War (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Samachson
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Lun Ming; Colonel Matsu (villain); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
A former Chinese olympic swimming star uses his prowess to fight the Japanese.

The Man Who Had Too Much (Table of Contents)

Dover and Clover / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dover; Clover

Fight Paper Waste- And Hang One on the Paper Hanger From Berlin (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

The Mirror (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Loury (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Help Me Smash This Menace (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

Contribute 10 cents to the March of Dimes and get a free membership in Supermen of America, or an autographed picture of Superman.

Publicity Hound (Table of Contents)

The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; J. Montmorency Pflub (publicity agent); Boots Young (villain); Young's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Percy hires a press agent to puff up his reputation, then stages several "crimes" that he wraps up to make himself look even better. But Boots Young figures out a way to out-wit Percy and the Spectre: provide a tip to Percy's publicity agent for a crime at a bank while pulling a job elsewhere!
Keywords:
Daily Blah; Industry Bank; Morning Globe; News Weekly; occult; The Post

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes (June 2006).

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Printed in St. Louis, Missouri
Published by Detective Comics, Inc. 480 Lexington Ave, NY, 17 NY.
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth.
Business Manager J. S. Liebowitz
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Paul Sampliner.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Weather Prophet
    Green Arrow
  2. 1. The Weather Prophet
    Green Arrow
  3. 2. The Rains Came
    Nervy Joe
  4. 3. T Watts, Miracle Man!
    Johnny Quick
  5. 4. Forgotten Magic
    Doctor Fate
  6. 5. Champion in War
    Aquaman
  7. 6. The Man Who Had Too Much
    Dover and Clover
  8. 7. Fight Paper Waste- And Hang One on the Paper Hanger From Berlin
    Superman
  9. 8. The Mirror
  10. 9. Help Me Smash This Menace
    Superman
  11. 10. Publicity Hound
    The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop!
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes