(November 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1941-09-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
Color
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-47); Full Color (#48 onwards)
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing. The filing states Detective Comics, Inc. is the copyright holder and publisher.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints

[Mr. Who] (Table of Contents: 1)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Butch; Mr. Hadow (billionaire); Mr. Who (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
Dr. Fate faces the threat of a new criminal called Dr. Who, who has created "Solution Z", with which he can grow to a tremendous size and become invisible. Fate must stop him from seizing the famed Almond Diamond.
Reprints
Keywords
Solution Z

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half-mask. The series takes a pretty strong change in direction at this point, as Dr. Fate acts as a traditional super-hero, punching and wisecracking, rather than spouting on about matter and energy and astral planes and such. An interesting note is that Mr. Who's "Solution Z" cures all ills, can grow back lost limbs and even protect the user from death.

[Case of the Namesake Murders] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (introduction, has brown hair); Speedy [Roy Harper] (introduction); George Lincoln (death); John Hale (millionaire, death); Anthony Caesar (oil magnate, death); Frank D.Arcy (President of the History Club); Leonard Achilles (death); Amos Socrates; Ezra Samson (villain, Treasurer of the History Club, death); Muggsy Smith (villain)
Synopsis
G.A. and Speedy must track down the vicious killer of men belonging to the History Club and who carry the names of famous people.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane (introduction)

[Murder Takes the Spotlight] (Table of Contents: 3)

Radio Squad / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; Lorna Drake (Larry's girl friend); Sparky Sanders (rodeo rider, brother of Lorna); Emmy Sanders (Sparky's sister); Eddie (Policeman); Nicky (villain); Jasper Rawdon (villain)
Synopsis
Larry gets on the trail of a violinist, Jaspar Rawdon, who intends on kidnapping Lorna Drake in order to secure some oil bonds as security should his profession of musician didn't pan out.
Reprints

The Black Knight (Table of Contents: 4)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Ed Moore
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers] (ace cameraman); Tubby Watts; Sam Porter (art collector); Harrison Camden (art collector); Amos Green (art collector); The Black Knight (villain, a robot; Sam Kirby (villain, art collector, man controlling the Black Knight)
Synopsis
Johnny must battle against an armored foe that seeks out and destroys rare statue art.
Reprints
Keywords
Quick's magic formula

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-6-29.

Who Did It? (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Wilton Weston (signed)
Pencils
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Inks
Stan Kaye [as Stanley Kaye] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ed Gale; Jethro Drake (financier, death); Norma Blair (ward of Jethro Drake); Percy (Jethro's cat); Mr. Woods (Jethro's lawyer); Stephen Drake (villain, nephew of Jethro Drake)
Synopsis
Detective Gale discovers the murderer of Jethro Drake in a most unusual way: the killer made the mistake of making an enemy, instead of a friend, out of the victim's pet cat!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The second page's illustration is a flopped blow up from the one on the first page to create a close up of the character depicted. The signature is left off.

[Secret Mission in Honduras] (Table of Contents: 6)

Clip Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson [as Mr. Jones]; Mavilla (an importer); President Camapo; Captain Pardi (villain, Policeman); The Avenger [General Alomoz] (villain, death)
Synopsis
Clip is sent to Central America on a secret mission to aid President Camapo, whose enemies are smuggling in guns to local guerillas, headed by someone called The Avenger.
Reprints

[The Vanishing Menaces] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Rhodes (introduction); un-named Police Chief; Clarice Winston; Matt Tyler (famed explorer); Morton Kirk (scientist, death); Percival Popp (one panel cameo-next issue promo); Nat Rhodes (villain, Kirk's assistant, death)
Synopsis
The Spectre comes to the aid of a scientist who has been captured by his own assiatnt, who wants to obtain Kirk's invention of a space-folding machine, which can transport anything from one spot on the earth to another in an instant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Takes place in Cliffland. Percival Popp appearance noted by Ted Watson.

[The Submarine Strikes] (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman (introduction, origin); un-named father of Aquaman; the Nazis (villains, one dies)
Synopsis
An unnamed scientist and explorer uses the science of ancient Atlantis to give his son the power to breathe underwater, and he uses this and other gifts to battle evil in the world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Neither Aquaman or his father are given names in this story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [Mr. Who]
    Doctor Fate
  3. 2. [Case of the Namesake Murders]
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. [Murder Takes the Spotlight]
    Radio Squad
  5. 4. The Black Knight
    Johnny Quick
  6. 5. Who Did It?
  7. 6. [Secret Mission in Honduras]
    Clip Carson
  8. 7. [The Vanishing Menaces]
    Spectre
  9. 8. [The Submarine Strikes]
    Aquaman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Ted Watson
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes