(December 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

[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.
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)

["Gee, boss, I feel seasick!"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor

["Black Jack! Does a dreadful raider of buccaneer days live again..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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)

["Across the king of speed's horizon moves a satanic vanguard of villainy..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

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.

["Would you mind if my little boy pilots the plane..."] (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:
?

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)

["Buenos Aires... Colorful South American city..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

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)

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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