(January 1942)

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:

[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)

["When Professor Merlin and his crime college crack down on society..."] (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]; Professor Merlin (villain, introduction)

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

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

["Mighty trucks rumble through the night..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Sandy Keene; Larry Trent]

["The world's record blue marlin was caught by a woman..."] (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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Swimming deep in the southern seas near his hidden ocean lair..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

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)

["Meet Mr. Zero, the man of a million murders, as he races Johnny Quick..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; 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

["Montevideo, the capitol of Uruguay, is a peaceful city..."] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

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. ["When Professor Merlin and his crime college crack down on society..."]
    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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes