(January 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-11-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Harry G. Peter (Wonder Woman only); Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman figure based on splash of story in All-Star #8. Credits by Jerry Bails.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
M. C. Gaines
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys and girls:--
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Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Wonder Woman Comes to America] (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Diana Prince (Army nurse); un-named Army doctor; Al Kale (a promoter); Nazi spy ring (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman takes Steve Trevor to America and purchases the identity of nurse Diana Prince so that she can remain near Steve. Soon, in order to earn some money she'll need, she begins to perform her "bullets and bracelets" routine, not realizing her promoter is stealing all the profits.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from reprints.

Here It Is! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Marriage of Jon Valor] (Table of Contents: 5)

Black Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Bonnie [Donna Bonita]; Father Fernando; King Phillip of Spain; Don Carlos (villain)
Synopsis
Jon Valor is captured, but is secretly married to Bonita and is thus pardoned, earning Don Carlos' undying wrath.
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Indexer Notes

Writer revision by Craig Delich and verified by Moldoff in interview with Roy Thomas. Credit previously assigned to Ted Udall. Continued from Action Comics series.

[The Origin of Mr. Terrific] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Reizenstein (signed)
Pencils
Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks
Hal Sharp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane] (introduction); Wanda Wilson; Billie Wilson (Wanda's brother); Fair Play Club; un-named Big Shot (villain)
Synopsis
Socialite and master of every field of human endeavor, Terry Sloane adopts the identity of Mr. Terrific to escape boredom, but soon finds a purpose in life after saving the life of Wanda Wilson and getting her brother out of the clutches of a local hoodlum.
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[The Origin of the Gay Ghost] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Gay Ghost / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed)
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
The Gay Ghost [Keith Everet; Charles Collins] (introduction); Keith Everet (Earl of Strethmere, introduction, death); Charles Collins (introduction, death); Deborah Wallace (Great-Great-Grand Aunt of Deborah Wallace, introduction, death); Deborah Wallace (introduction, death); The Secret Council of the Dead (Keith's ancestors, introduction for all); three un-named spies (villains, introduction, two die)
Synopsis
The ghost of Keith Everet, the Earl of Strethmere in the 1700s, inhabits the recently deceased body of Charles Collins in the 20th century to be near the reincarnation of his lost love.
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Gunner Godbee (A Story of the First World War) (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George S. Hurst Jr. (credited)
Colors
? (header only)
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
"Gunner" Goodbee; Nick; the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
In this story of the First World War, American war ace, "Gunner" Godbee and his buddy Nick, aboard a patrol ship, are suddenly attacked by two German Heinkel aircraft and shot down.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Origin of Little Boy Blue] (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jon L. Blummer [as JLB] (signed)
Inks
Jon L. Blummer [as JLB] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jon L. Blummer ?

Genre
children; superhero
Characters
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers] (introduction); The Blue Boys: Tubby and Toughie (introduction for both); D. A. Dan Rogers (Tommy's father); Martha Rogers (Tommy's mother); Wolf Lupo (villain)
Synopsis
Tommy Rogers, Tubby, and Toughie are inspired by reading about Wildcat to become Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys, and their first mission is to rescue a vital witness, Kraus the grocer, kidnapped by gangsters.
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Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn. Blummer signed his initials on every page of this story. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Here It Is! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

All-Flash Quarterly / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Origin of Wildcat] (Table of Contents: 13)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Joan Fortune (introduction); Henry Grant (Ted's father, death); Socker Smith (introduction, boxer, death); Ralph Flint (villain, fight promoter); Natie Skinner (villain, fight promoter); Fain (villain)
Synopsis
Boxer Ted Grant kills the former champ in the ring and is inspired by Green Lantern to adopt the identity of Wildcat to clear himself.
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Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Good Books for Christmas / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Boys and girls:--"]
  4. 3. [Wonder Woman Comes to America]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Here It Is!
    All-Star Comics
  6. 5. [The Marriage of Jon Valor]
    Black Pirate
  7. 6. [The Origin of Mr. Terrific]
    Mr. Terrific
  8. 7. [The Origin of the Gay Ghost]
    The Gay Ghost
  9. 8. Gunner Godbee (A Story of the First World War)
  10. 9. ["Follow the adventures of Hop Harrigan..."]
    All-American Flying Club
  11. 10. [The Origin of Little Boy Blue]
    Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys
  12. 11. Here It Is!
    Green Lantern
  13. 12. ["Thanks a million, boys and girls..."]
    All-Flash Quarterly
  14. 13. [The Origin of Wildcat]
    Wildcat
  15. 14. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  16. 15. ["And here are the leaders..."]
    Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Good Books for Christmas
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes