(October 1941)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-07-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Number listed on cover, not in indicia.

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of August 6 in ad in More Fun Comics #71.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Star-Spangled Kid / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harold Sherman (signed as Hal Sherman)
Inks
Harold Sherman (signed as Hal Sherman)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]
Reprints

A Message to Our Readers Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as The Publishers]
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Five new Editorial Advisory Board Members are introduced, with their qualifications.

Indexer Notes

5 Board Members are Dr. Robert Thorndike, Ruth Eastwood Perl, Gene Tunney, Dr. C. Bowie Mullican, and Miss Josette Frank.

[The Bund Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Harold Sherman (signed as Hal Sherman)
Inks
Harold Sherman (signed as Hal Sherman)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not yet, Stripesy!
Genre
children; superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton] (introduction); Stripesy [Pat Dugan] (introduction); John Pemberton; Gloria Pemberton
Synopsis
The Kid and Stripesy see three thugs skulking about the Graham Steel Works. Capturing one, they force him to tell who ordered them to commit sabotage. He takes them towards a sinister castle, but turns the car off the road and over a cliff. All escape death, and the Kid forces the scientist within the castle to tell who the big boss is. Later, they infiltrate a Nazi bund meeting and apprehend Ferd Klaug, the real head of the saboteurs.

Indexer Notes

Sherman's signature is on the last panel of the last page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Some Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ray McGill ? (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, I'm not hard of hearing...
Genre
humor

To Dam the English Channel (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain X / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jon Blummer (signed as Jon L. Blummer)
Pencils
Jon Blummer (signed as Jon L. Blummer)
Inks
Jon Blummer (signed as Jon L. Blummer)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the eastern shores of the Atlantic Ocean red war rages!
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Captain X [Buck Dare]; Stuffy
Synopsis
The Nazis have developed a way to dam the English Chanel, just in time, as Buck Dare needs to write a good news story about Captain X.

[Ace-Deuce] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Hal Sharp
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the mightiest city of the Earth falls prey to a systemitized circle of crime...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tarantula [John Law] (also as Pugs O'Bannion, introduction); Olga; Ace-Deuce
Synopsis
In his first public appearance, Tarantula stops crime boss Ace-Deuce. But then Ace-Deuce escapes from the police.

Indexer Notes

Alter Ego #125 contains an early Tarantula splash page illustrated by Lee Harris. The art is dated April 24, 1941, and a 1941 copyright notice for Leland Harris (Lee's legal name at the time) is penciled in. This artwork was handed down to Harris' son, Jonathan.

Olga, John Law's housekeeper, tells him that the radio announcers called him both Spider Man and Tarantula. Dian Belmont, from the Sandman, does not appear in this version of the origin story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

"Lefty" Banx / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Leonard Norris (credited as Norris)
Pencils
Leonard Norris (credited as Norris)
Inks
Leonard Norris (credited as Norris)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Activity 'round this here airport ...
Genre
humor; aviation
Characters
"Lefty" Banx
Synopsis
Lefty gets relaxed at the airport.

[Mystery of the Aerial Photographer] (Table of Contents: 7)

Armstrong of the Army / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Moore (credited, signed)
Pencils
Ed Moore (credited, signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Moore (signed) (sourced) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lieutenant Armstrong, U.S. Army Intelligence...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Lieutenant Armstrong
Synopsis
Armstrong spots a civilian plane flying in restricted airspace.

Indexer Notes

The letterer credit was previously given to Ed Wheelan in error.

Moore signs on the final page.

The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
flags

[Dr. Weerd and the Metal Monster] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Harold Sherman (signed as Hal Sherman) (see notes)
Inks
Harold Sherman (signed as Hal Sherman) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When sinister forces menace the security of the United States...
Genre
children; superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; James Stanton [Dr. Weerd] (villain); John Pemberton; Gloria Pemberton
Synopsis
Dr. Weerd is trying to kidnap bankers.

Indexer Notes

Sherman's signature is at the bottom of the last page.

Action! Thrills! Adventure! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

New Orleans - The Battle Which Never Should Have Been Fought (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Ray (signed as FRay)
Pencils
Fred Ray (signed as FRay)
Inks
Fred Ray (signed as FRay)
Letters
Fred Ray (signed as FRay)

Genre
non-fiction; history

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Star-Spangled Kid / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harold Sherman
Inks
Harold Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sincerely, the Star Spangled-Kid...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy on the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  2. 1. A Message to Our Readers Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [The Bund Saboteurs]
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  4. 3. ["No, I'm not hard of hearing..."]
    Some Fun
  5. 4. To Dam the English Channel
    Captain X
  6. 5. [Ace-Deuce]
    Tarantula
  7. 6. ["Activity 'round this here airport ..."]
    "Lefty" Banx
  8. 7. [Mystery of the Aerial Photographer]
    Armstrong of the Army
  9. 8. The Story of the Star-Spangled Banner
  10. 9. [Dr. Weerd and the Metal Monster]
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  11. 10. Action! Thrills! Adventure!
  12. 11. New Orleans - The Battle Which Never Should Have Been Fought
  13. 12. ["Sincerely, the Star Spangled-Kid..."]
    The Star-Spangled Kid
This issue was modified by, among others
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Bob Hughes
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore