(January 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-11-18
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

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

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

[The Battle Against Time] (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Inza Kramer; Bert Wescott; The Dude (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Inza asks Dr. Fate to help clear a convicted murderer before his scheduled execution time at midnight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Sanders".

Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Crime College] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Professor Merlin and his crime college crack down on society...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Merlin (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from reprint in Green Arrow: The Golden Age Omnibus (DC, 2017 series) Volume 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mighty trucks rumble through the night...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Sandy Keene; Larry Trent]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Facts! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The world's record blue marlin was caught by a woman...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swimming deep in the southern seas near his hidden ocean lair...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Keoki; Loana; Black Jack (villain)
Synopsis
Black Jack survives his ship's explosion and is rescued by a tribe of South Sea natives who live on a remote island and make him their leader. Black Jack, knowing their greed for money, orders his subjects to unearth treasures of the seabed, but one of his subjects drowns and the other is rescued by Aquaman, who discovers their plans. Aquaman ends Black Jack's plans, but not before facing the shark devil, the protector of the island.
Keywords
Pearl Island; Shark Temple

Indexer Notes

Aquaman has a secret underwater hideout in the Ancient Lost City (of Atlantis?) that he keeps filled with air.

Good Books for Christmas (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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
Meet Mr. Zero, the man of a million murders, as he races Johnny Quick...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; J. S. Thorndyke (death); Lefty Burman; Mr. Zero (villain, introduction); Dugan (villain); Trigger Louie (villain)

Indexer Notes

Johnny uses the formula Z 25Y (2AB) 8 to slow down.

Be Sure Your Christmas Bike Has This Coaster Brake (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

Thoroughbred (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Montevideo, the capitol of Uruguay, is a peaceful city...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Jane Daw; Garcia

[Jim Corrigan Lives Again] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Clarice Winston; Percival Popp; Gat Chenney (villain); Armand (villain)
Synopsis
After Popp gets in trouble trying to protect Corrigan from Gat Chenney, the Spectre leaves him on another planet so that he can get a good night's sleep. Meanwhile an artist imprisons Clarice's soul in a painting. The Spectre resurrects Corrigan's body to keep if from being discovered.

And Now the 'Big Seven' Becomes the 'Big Eight'! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / 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. [The Battle Against Time]
    Doctor Fate
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. [Crime College]
    The Green Arrow
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. ["Mighty trucks rumble through the night..."]
    Radio Squad
  8. 7. ["The world's record blue marlin was caught by a woman..."]
    Facts!
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  10. 9. ["Swimming deep in the southern seas near his hidden ocean lair..."]
    Aquaman
  11. 10. Good Books for Christmas
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board of the Superman DC Comics
  13. 12. ["Meet Mr. Zero, the man of a million murders, as he races Johnny Quick..."]
    Johnny Quick
  14. 13. Be Sure Your Christmas Bike Has This Coaster Brake
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Thoroughbred
  18. 17. ["Montevideo, the capitol of Uruguay, is a peaceful city..."]
    Clip Carson
  19. 18. [Jim Corrigan Lives Again]
    The Spectre
  20. 19. And Now the 'Big Seven' Becomes the 'Big Eight'!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes