(Spring 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1942-03-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
World's Best Comics Co.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from house ad in Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #48.


The Black Star (Table of Contents)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Crimson Avenger; Green Arrow; Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Shining Knight; Speedy; Vigilante]; Black Star (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover revision from Mort Meskin to Fred Ray by Craig Delich per art credits given by Ray in Alter Ego #25 (June 2003).

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Beware! The Black Star Shines! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]]; Mr. Pemberton; Black Star (villain); Falseface (villain); Captain Bigg (villain); Hopper (villain); Brain (villain); Rattler (villain)
Synopsis:
When Pat Dugan spies five well-known criminals dressed as policemen, it piques the interest of the Star-Spangled Kid, who calls the Seven Soldiers of Victory to investigate. They discover, from a piece of film, that the Black Star is using those felons to commit crimes on a national basis.
Reprints:

[Chapter 2] Mystery of the Clowning Criminals (Table of Contents: 3)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory; Falseface (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
Led by Falseface, the Black Star's criminal element strikes at many areas of the city of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
Reprints:

[Chapter 3] Mystery of the Santa Claus Pirate! (Table of Contents: 4)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?; Jerry Siegel ? (signed)
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Dr. Yates; Captain Bigg (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
Captain Bigg, dressed as Santa Claus, and the rest of his men take on the guise of pirates in order to raid luxurious yachts and plunder their loot!
Reprints:

[Chapter 4] Mystery of the One-Man Museum (Table of Contents: 5)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Green Arrow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Inks:
George Papp [as Geo. Papp] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Coburn; Hopper (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
The Hopper and his men target Pleasure City, "home" of an eccentric millionaire named Coburn, who lives in the Castle of Fear at the fair grounds.
Reprints:

[Chapter 5] The Case of the Twisted Twins (Table of Contents: 6)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Bobby Leeds; Bandler; The Brain (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
The Avenger and Wing travel to Twin City, scene of the annual convention of twins at the Hotel Double, attempting to foil the plans of the Brain, who is blackmailing millionaire Bandler in return for a life-saving blood transfusion.
Reprints:

[Chapter 6] The Sixty Kiddie Club (Table of Contents: 7)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; Vigilante / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Billy Gunn; Mr. Wilkens; Rattler (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis:
The Western Waddy tangles with the Rattler at the Palace of Perpetual Play, where men who have worked all their lives can retire and learn how to be children. One of them has in his possession a stamp worth $100,000!
Reprints:

[Beware! The Black Star Shines! Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 8)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Mort Meskin
Inks:
Mort Meskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]]; Mr. Wilkens; Black Star (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Law's Legionnaires learn from Mr. Wilkens the real motive behind Black Star's crime wave: to obtain a ray invented by five partners in a chemical firm that will enlarge the size of all organic life. And when they attempt to track down the nefarious villains, they are greeted by a giant bird, ant, rabbit and spider that have been dispatched to destroy the Seven Soldiers.
Reprints:

["Hello, Oscar. How's tricks?"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen

Way to Freedom (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Comiquiz (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Did Your Favorite Win? (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

["Observe! I won again!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

After School / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["What's the crowd for?"] (Table of Contents: 14)

King Kale / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
King Kale

["-And ya see, Rover - A G-man has got t'be a good shot, too!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Gee Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Brownscope Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Black Star
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  2. 1. The Big Eight!
  3. 2. Beware! The Black Star Shines! [Chapter 1]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  4. 3. [Chapter 2] Mystery of the Clowning Criminals
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight
  5. 4. [Chapter 3] Mystery of the Santa Claus Pirate!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. [Chapter 4] Mystery of the One-Man Museum
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Green Arrow
  7. 6. [Chapter 5] The Case of the Twisted Twins
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. [Chapter 6] The Sixty Kiddie Club
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; Vigilante
  9. 8. [Beware! The Black Star Shines! Chapter 7]
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  10. 9. ["Hello, Oscar. How's tricks?"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  11. 10. Way to Freedom
  12. 11. Comiquiz
  13. 12. Did Your Favorite Win?
  14. 13. ["Observe! I won again!"]
    After School
  15. 14. ["What's the crowd for?"]
    King Kale
  16. 15. ["-And ya see, Rover - A G-man has got t'be a good shot, too!"]
    Gee Man
  17. 16. Now on Sale
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Brownscope Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • John Wells
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes