(April 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 (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Speedy

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Liberty of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Black Raider! (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Black Raider (boat); Captain Kilgore (villain); Johnny James
Synopsis:
Green Arrow battles pirates on the high seas.
Keywords:
Arrowcraft (boat)

["This sea life is great"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Shorty / 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

["500 years into the future..."] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[The Wax Museum Killers] (Table of Contents: 6)

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 Carmer; Goliath (villain); Jesse James; Nero; Captain Kidd
Synopsis:
Doctor Fate must face the prospect of battling wax figures of history's greatest villains that have come to life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["Gosh! That ice cream hi-ball tasted good!"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Case of the Phantom Fugitive (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Lois Hart; Joe Leeds
Synopsis:
A banker's daughter is kidnapped and her boyfriend is the prime suspect.

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

["The Sargasso Sea! Unfathomable wonder of the waters!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Master Sargasso (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

Strange Acquaintance (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.7 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Goss (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.3 page (report information)

["Boy- That's the life!?"] (Table of Contents: 12)

Clancy the Cop / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Death's Dividends (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
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; A. V. Keith; Silky Smith; Cannonball Carter

["No Swimming"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["There - This bear trap ought to catch any spies luring around..."] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

The Magic Crimes (Table of Contents: 18)

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]; The Glowing One (villain); Percival Popp; Kati Lugi
Synopsis:
Kati Lugi hires Popp to help with his magic act, but a spook called the Glowing One keeps interrupting and robbing the audience...or is it Popp that's doing the robbing?

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Liberty of Death
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Black Raider!
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. ["This sea life is great"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. ["500 years into the future..."]
    All-Star Comics
  7. 6. [The Wax Museum Killers]
    Doctor Fate
  8. 7. ["Gosh! That ice cream hi-ball tasted good!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  9. 8. Case of the Phantom Fugitive
    Radio Squad
  10. 9. ["The Sargasso Sea! Unfathomable wonder of the waters!"]
    Aquaman
  11. 10. Strange Acquaintance
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. ["Boy- That's the life!?"]
    Clancy the Cop
  14. 13. Death's Dividends
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. ["No Swimming"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  16. 15. ["There - This bear trap ought to catch any spies luring around..."]
    Private Pete
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Comics
  19. 18. The Magic Crimes
    The Spectre
  20. 19. Now on Sale
  21. 20. [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
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes