(March 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)

The Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

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

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

Doom Over Gayland (Table of Contents: 2)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 13 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]; Harold Sloan; The Red Devils (villain); Faber (villain)
Synopsis:
Green Arrow investigates murders of the owners of an amusement park.

Indexer Notes

Green Arrow's Arrowplane (car) actually drives up the tracks of a roller coaster.

Superman Is in the Movies! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Nothing Like It! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[Art for Crime's Sake] (Table of Contents: 5)

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 Sanders; Loo Tung; Betsy Brown; Bill Brown; Uhlan (villain)
Synopsis:
Uhlan tries to steal a mystic painting that is a portal to another dimension, and Doctor Fate enters its portals to rescue Inza, Betsy and Bill.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Inza's last name given as "Sanders".

Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich.

["Gosh that 'Hono-Lulu' tasted good!"] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Blackout Burglary! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Cliff Young
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; the Leopardess (Villain)
Synopsis:
The Leopardess tries to smuggle stolen diamonds out of the country.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

["Freedom of the seas! That is what Aquaman fights for..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Dawn Burton; Senator Burton; Black Jack (villain)
Synopsis:
Aquaman discovers that his foe, Black Jack, is running a gambling ship, and the villain soon kidnaps the daughter of a senator in exchange for money. Aquaman overcomes his foe and Black Jack is arrested.

Indexer Notes

Writer from Bails' Who's Who. Confirmed by Bob Hughes. Excessive use of passive voice, run on sentences held together by ellipses.

["Clancy, my boy, this is very silly!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Blind Colt (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Josette Frank
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Wizard of Weapons! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Inks:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tom Mason; Dixie Gorgan; Dude Laraby; Mr. Douglas [The Wizard of Weapons] (villain)
Synopsis:
A young boy is being blackmailed for accidentally killing Dixie Gorgan in a fencing accident.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

["Now Rover- If you're going to be a G-Dog..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

Gee Man / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

Revenge (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Death Rules the Elements! (Table of Contents: 17)

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]; Professor Hunt; Louise Turner; Marvin Joyce; Maligno (villain)
Synopsis:
A man who has mastered the elements blackmails the city of Cliffland.
Keywords:
Cliffland; magic; occult

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. Doom Over Gayland
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. Superman Is in the Movies!
    The Adventures of Superman
  5. 4. Nothing Like It!
    World's Finest Comics
  6. 5. [Art for Crime's Sake]
    Doctor Fate
  7. 6. ["Gosh that 'Hono-Lulu' tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  8. 7. The Blackout Burglary!
    Radio Squad
  9. 8. ["Freedom of the seas! That is what Aquaman fights for..."]
    Aquaman
  10. 9. ["Clancy, my boy, this is very silly!"]
    Clancy the Cop
  11. 10. Editorial Advisory Board
  12. 11. The Blind Colt
    Good Books Worth Reading
  13. 12. The Wizard of Weapons!
    Johnny Quick
  14. 13. ["Now Rover- If you're going to be a G-Dog..."]
    Gee Man
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comics; Leading Comics
  16. 15. Revenge
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Death Rules the Elements!
    The Spectre
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes