(January-February 1945)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Maurice Del Bourgo
Inks:
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; H.L.M. Quigg
Reprints:
Keywords:
knights; swords

Indexer Notes

Art mis-credited to Cliff Young in the Millennium Edition reprint. Cover blurb indicates Dover and Clover are featured inside, but Superboy is there instead.

Formula for Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Maurice del Bourgo
Inks:
Maurice del Bourgo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Cyrus Gage (chemist); Onions Malloy (villain); Harcourt L. M. Quigg (villain)
Synopsis:
Crooks disguised as policeman steal a secret formula for imitation silk, and the Battling Bowmen must track down the perpetrator before he can sell that formula to obtain the money he needs.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Arrowcar; Arrowline

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Orphans of the Sea! (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; Pete (a guard); Mr. Scatterbee; Mr. Bingley (villain)
Synopsis:
Aquaman helps to end the false dealings of a pair of thugs who are selling seaside homes on eroding beaches to unwary investors. Pete formerly a guard at the old Aquarium, still takes care of his sea-going friends, even though they're been released back into the ocean. But the thugs think his sea creature buddies are lowering the value on their beachfront property.
Reprints:

["Gee Professor, What is it?"] (Table of Contents)

Volto from Mars; Grape Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Robbins
Inks:
Frank Robbins
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Volto
Synopsis:
Volto appears on Earth, eats some Grape Nuts Flakes and repels a mountain lion.

[The Origin of Superboy] (Table of Contents)

Superboy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy [Clark Kent] (origin); Jor-El; Lara; Per-ry (citizen of Krypton); Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Synopsis:
Master scientist Jor-El is convinced that Krypton is about to explode, and when the Supreme Council refuses to believe him, the scientist constructs a spaceship capable of taking his infant son to the Earth, where he'll have tremendous powers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Story does not take place in Smallville. Clark Kent does not wear glasses. Superboy only appears in the last panel. No Siegel and Shuster by-line. Ma and Pa are just referred to in the story as the Kents.

A Personal Reason (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Corporal Jimmy Perone; Pete Perone (Jimmy's brother, death); Mrs. Perone (Jimmy & Pete's mother); Santo Camarda (villain, Mayor of Casilione)
Synopsis:
Jimmy Perone had seen Camarda murder his brother years back in the town of Casilione and swore revenge. Now, with the war on, Jimmy's unit returns to capture the town back from the Germans, and discovers that Camarda is the town's Mayor.
Reprints:

An Investment in Happiness! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts (newsreel cameraman); Mrs. Alder; John Sax (Droobe's former partner); Joe Argus; Emily Argus; George Jaunders; Martha Jaunders; Mrs. Wick (Droobe's housekeeper); Darius Droobe (reformed villain); Ambrose (villain, Darius' nephew)
Synopsis:
Miser Darius Droobe, who has cheated people in his life out of every penny they had, now believes that he is dying, so Johnny Quick helps him to make amends by returning the money he swindled them out of.
Reprints:

The Unsafe Safe! (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 7.67 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; un-named jeweler; Ruby Diller mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Percival is used by jewel thieves to complete a heist of gems. After the crooks spill their own "gems" in a jewelry store, Percy offers to sort them out. He takes them all home, where the gang follows him to complete their robbery.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

The Spectre's last Golden Age appearance. Corrected page count by Craig Delich 2012-6-29.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. Formula for Doom!
    The Green Arrow
  3. 2. Orphans of the Sea!
    Aquaman
  4. 3. ["Gee Professor, What is it?"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape Nuts Flakes
  5. 4. [The Origin of Superboy]
    Superboy
  6. 5. A Personal Reason
  7. 6. An Investment in Happiness!
    Johnny Quick
  8. 7. The Unsafe Safe!
    The Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Terry Jeffress
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes