(December 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-10-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints
Keywords
magic; occult

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Superman Krypto-Raygun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Introducing Percival Popp, the Super Cop (Table of Contents: 2)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp (introduction); Tim Donovan; The Avenger [Mortimer Crandall] (villain); Daniel Walker (villain); Harlow Johnson (villain)
Synopsis
Percival Popp tries to worm himself into Corrigan's cases so that he can prove fictional detective's methods really work. Meanwhile, the Spectre has to cure mad scientist Mortimer Crandall of his evil tendencies by taking him to the Nebula of Truth.
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Story not signed by Jerry Siegel. Per Richard Morrissey, Baily claimed to have written this story himself. However, the style matches all the previous and following Siegel stories.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Silent City! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; The Voice (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Voice threatens to silence the city forever unless he is paid 10 million dollars.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane

Indexer Notes

Oddities: GA's car called the Arrowplane, and he is pictured as having brown hair.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze; Sergeant York (Table of Contents: 6)

Good Movies and Books / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a "Superman's Secret Message!"

The Case of the Dead Thoroughbred! (Table of Contents: 7)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; Diana Perry; Pamela Perry; John Windisch
Synopsis
Larry and Sandy investigate the murder of a race horse.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Just Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, boss, I feel seasick!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black Jack! Does a dreadful raider of buccaneer days live again...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; yacht's captain; Captain Black Jack (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Captain Black Jack, a modern-day pirate who takes advantage of the nations at war in order to plunder ships, along with his gang, steals a yacht full of passengers. Aquaman saves the ship's captain and defeats the Black Jack's gang, but is surprised by a gas pump, knocking him unconscious. Refusing to join the gang, Aquaman has an anchor placed around his neck and he is thrown into the sea, but escapes in time to catch a torpedo launched by Black Jack to destroy the yacht. Aquaman re-directs it towards the pirate's ship, which explodes, presumably killing Black Jack in the process.

Indexer Notes

Golden-age Aquaman is not Arthur Curry. He's just Aquaman.

Newest Idea in Comics! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

New Lionel Catalog (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Lionel / advertisement / 0 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Jerry Robinson
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the king of speed's horizon moves a satanic vanguard of villainy...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Dr. Clever (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dr. Clever is a swindler, and one of his plans is convincing people that he can extract gold from seawater. He's stopped by Johnny Quick.

Indexer Notes

Extracting gold from sea-water was a plot point of "The Sea Magician," a Doc Savage adventure from 1934.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Jest Kidding / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you mind if my little boy pilots the plane...
Genre
humor

Built-Rite Toys for Girls and Boys! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Kid from Kentucky (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Gilbert (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.42 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buenos Aires... Colorful South American city...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson

[Mr. Who Lives Again] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Mr. Who (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Who uses his "Solution Z" to adapt himself to any danger, including taking over, in disguise, as the city Mayor.
Reprints
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis modification by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Prizes for All! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Power's for You! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  3. 2. Introducing Percival Popp, the Super Cop
    The Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. The Silent City!
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze; Sergeant York
    Good Movies and Books
  8. 7. The Case of the Dead Thoroughbred!
    Radio Squad
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  10. 9. ["Gee, boss, I feel seasick!"]
    Just Jokes
  11. 10. ["Black Jack! Does a dreadful raider of buccaneer days live again..."]
    Aquaman
  12. 11. Newest Idea in Comics!
    All-Star Comics
  13. 12. New Lionel Catalog
    Lionel
  14. 13. ["Across the king of speed's horizon moves a satanic vanguard of villainy..."]
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. ["Would you mind if my little boy pilots the plane..."]
    Jest Kidding
  16. 15. Built-Rite Toys for Girls and Boys!
    Built-Rite Toys
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Kid from Kentucky
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["Buenos Aires... Colorful South American city..."]
    Clip Carson
  21. 20. [Mr. Who Lives Again]
    Doctor Fate
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. Prizes for All!
    American Seed Co.
  24. 23. The Power's for You!
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes