(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)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U .S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy
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
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton] (introduction); Stripesy [Pat Dugan] (introduction); John Pemberton; Gloria Pemberton

[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 ?

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

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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tarantula [John Law; also as Pugs O'Bannion] (introduction); Olga; Ace-Deuce
Synopsis
Tarantula stops crime boss, Ace-Deuce, in Tarantula's first public appearance. 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
Paul Norris [as Norris]
Pencils
Paul Norris [as Norris]
Inks
Paul Norris [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 (signed)
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Moore

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lieutenant Armstrong
Synopsis
Armstrong spots a civilian plane flying in restricted airspace.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich. We previously credited Ed Wheelan in error.

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
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
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.

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 [as FRay]
Pencils
Fred Ray [as FRay]
Inks
Fred Ray [as FRay]
Letters
Fred Ray

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
Hal Sherman
Inks
Hal Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sincerely, the Star Spangled-Kid...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy

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 most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Edgar Loftin
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