(February 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-16
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; Michael Krugor
Reprints

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

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Secret of the Centuries! (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Andrew Bolling; Kruger
Synopsis
Thieves invade a castle in search of a hidden treasure.
Reprints

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

"Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The King of Crime! (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Michael Krugor (villain); Cardwell Bates (villain)
Synopsis
Cardwell Bates tries to steal his wife's gem, "The Sultan of Singapore" in order to pay off his debts. Michael Krugor, who instigated the robbery, plays murderous chess with Dr. Fate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Carmer". Lettering credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 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
Hmm - Your watch stopped!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

The Justice Society of America Invites You to Their Next Meeting! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the airwaves used for police broadcasting, a voice breaks in...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; The Radio Robber (villain)
Synopsis
A criminal breaks into the police bands to leave clues in rhyme.

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

Jokes / cartoon / 0.5 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
That's the one that got away!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

The "Big Seven" Is Now the "Big Eight"! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Sensation Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[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
That looks like trouble up above!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Captain Skover (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman gets caught up in a salvage operation to retrieve sunken treasure.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Augustus and the River (Table of Contents: 12)

Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Adventure of the Human Streak (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton, Jr.] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Dr. Clever (villain); Tubby Watts; Breezy
Synopsis
Dr. Clever uses a ray to give one of his henchmen super speed.
Reprints

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.5 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
Oh, boy! The Sarge says he likes me...
Genre
humor; military

Wow and Double Wow! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
In a city somewhere in China...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Shelley
Synopsis
Cliff gets captured by the Japanese in China.

Street Incident (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Head Man (Table of Contents: 19)

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; The Head Man (villain); Nick Johnston (villain)
Synopsis
A man with no head runs a torture and blackmail racket.

Indexer Notes

The Spectre now has the power to separate from Corrigan's body and go off on his own (like in the 60's series). A note at the end of the story asks readers if they want to continue to see Percival Popp teamed up with the Spectre.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (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]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. The Secret of the Centuries!
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. ["Gosh! That ice cream hi-ball tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  5. 4. The King of Crime!
    Doctor Fate
  6. 5. ["Hmm - Your watch stopped!"]
    Gags
  7. 6. The Justice Society of America Invites You to Their Next Meeting!
    All-Star Comics
  8. 7. ["Into the airwaves used for police broadcasting, a voice breaks in..."]
    Radio Squad
  9. 8. ["That's the one that got away!"]
    Jokes
  10. 9. The "Big Seven" Is Now the "Big Eight"!
    Sensation Comics
  11. 10. ["That looks like trouble up above!"]
    Aquaman
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
  13. 12. Augustus and the River
    Books Worth Reading
  14. 13. The Adventure of the Human Streak
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. ["Oh, boy! The Sarge says he likes me..."]
    Private Pete
  16. 15. Wow and Double Wow!
    Leading Comics
  17. 16. ["In a city somewhere in China..."]
    Clip Carson
  18. 17. Street Incident
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. The Head Man
    The Spectre
  21. 20. Now on Sale
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes