(Spring 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1942-03-14
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 copyright registration. On-sale date of March 18 in 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)
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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.
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[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.
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[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!
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[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.
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[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.
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[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!
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[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.
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[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Oscar. How's tricks?
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Observe! I won again!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the crowd for?
Genre
humor
Characters
King Kale

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-And ya see, Rover - A G-man has got t'be a good shot, too!
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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
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