(April 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-02-17
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[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
Reprints

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowcraft (boat)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This sea life is great
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (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.

[no title indexed] (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.

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

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Sargasso Sea! Unfathomable wonder of the waters!
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)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy- That's the life!?
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 title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No Swimming
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There - This bear trap ought to catch any spies luring around...
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