(February 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; 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.

["Gosh! That ice cream hi-ball tasted good!"] (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.

["Hmm - Your watch stopped!"] (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

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)

["Into the airwaves used for police broadcasting, a voice breaks in..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

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.

["That's the one that got away!"] (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

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)

["That looks like trouble up above!"] (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 [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:

["Oh, boy! The Sarge says he likes me..."] (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

Genre:
humor; military

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

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

["In a city somewhere in China..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

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)

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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