(March 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (assistant 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
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jerry Bails. Credit in Archives edition to H.G. Peter is wrong.

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) (Expand) /

Sensation Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[A Spy in the Office] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Etta Candy; The Holliday Girls; Lila Brown (introduction, Trevor's secretary); Eve Brown (introduction. Lila's sister); X-46 [Agent Gross] (villain, introduction); Nazi agents (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Diana gets the job as Secretary to Colonel Darnell, but finds herself framed for espionage by one of the office girls. When Trevor is captured by spies, Wonder Woman saves the day.
Reprints
Keywords
Holliday College

Indexer Notes

Story title from reprints.

The Flash Celebrates the President's Diamond Jubilee Birthday (Table of Contents: 4)

The Flash / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Inks
E. E. Hibbard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Doc Benson; Tommy (infantile paraylsis patient); Tommy's mother and father
Synopsis
After discovering the need for an iron lung to save the life of a small child, the Flash races out to secure one, thus saving the little boy's life.

Indexer Notes

A separate illustrated text section below the 6-panel story further emphasizes the need for more such equipment as Tommy required in the story, and the publisher encourages all readers to donate as much money as they can to the President's Diamond Jubilee.

Appears concurrently in
All-Star Comics #9, Feb-Mar 1942;
All-American Comics #36, Mar 1942;
Flash Comics #27, Mar 1942;
Sensation Comics #3, Mar 1942

[The Schemes of Juan Marche] (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
Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Don Carlos (villain); Manuel; Juan Marche (introduction, death); King Phillip; Donna Bonita

Indexer Notes

Writer revision by Craig Delich and verified by Moldoff in interview with Roy Thomas. Credit previously given to Ted Udall.

[The Phony Presidente] (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 Sloan]; Wanda Wilson; Presidente Del Rio (of Santa Flora); Miguel (villain, introduction); Carlos (villain, introduction); Jose (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While visiting Santa Flora, Terry saves the life of the newly elected Presidente, who decides to return with Sloan to America in order to obtain a large loan to help out his poor populace.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails.

[The Ghost and the Gangsters] (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
superhero
Characters
Gay Ghost [Charles Collins]; Deborah Wallace; Billy the Blood (villain, introduction); Boxcar Benny (villain, introduction)

Cover-Up, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 8)

Hal Mason / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hal Mason

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[The Case of Croaker Shayne] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Jon L. Blummer
Inks
Jon L. Blummer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; superhero
Characters
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; The Blue Boys [Toughy; Tubby]; Dan Rogers; Croaker Shayne (villain, introduction); Jed Peters (introduction); Mr. Drexel

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails and Craig Delich.

[Death Mask Stamp] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sensations in Stamps / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

Case of the Phantom Killers (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]; The Purple Mask Gang [Mitch Daly (death); Joe Conti (death); Malcom Glibson] (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
When the Police round up members of the Purple Mask gang, convict them in court and see them executed, they are warned beforehand that they WILL return and seek their own revenge on those responsible. But Wildcat soon discovers their clever ruse and ends their reign of terror.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Wildcat leaves behind the pawprint of a wildcat on the forehead of criminals as his calling card to the Police.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Lewis Hotel Training Schools / 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. ["Thanks a million, boys and girls..."]
    Sensation Comics
  4. 3. [A Spy in the Office]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. The Flash Celebrates the President's Diamond Jubilee Birthday
    The Flash
  6. 5. [The Schemes of Juan Marche]
    Black Pirate
  7. 6. [The Phony Presidente]
    Mr. Terrific
  8. 7. [The Ghost and the Gangsters]
    The Gay Ghost
  9. 8. Cover-Up, Part 2
    Hal Mason
  10. 9. ["Well, here I am again..."]
    All-Flash Quarterly
  11. 10. ["Thanks a million, boys and girls..."]
    Green Lantern
  12. 11. [The Case of Croaker Shayne]
    Little Boy Blue
  13. 12. [Death Mask Stamp]
    Sensations in Stamps
  14. 13. Case of the Phantom Killers
    Wildcat
  15. 14. Now on Sale
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Lewis Hotel Training Schools
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lionel English
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes