(April 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-02-03
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
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (also inset)
Reprints

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

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

The Matchlock Gun (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[School for Spies] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Enid Harper (death); Etta Candy; The Holliday Girls; Hippolyte; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Eve Brown; Carla Swanson; Brenda Lee; Baroness Paula von Gunther (villain, introduction); Sigfried (villain, Gunther's butler); Henkle (villain)
Synopsis
While investigating the death of Enid Harper, and the disappearance of Carla Swanson, Wonder Woman allows herself to be captured and discovers an insidious plot by Baroness von Gunther to brainwash girls by her spies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title from reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[The Man in the Iron Mask] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; King Philip of Spain; Don Carlos (villain, death); Count Valdez (villain, introduction, death); Jester
Synopsis
Count Valdez and Don Carlos (the King's son) plot to place Don Carlos on the throne by imprisoning the King. But the jester tips off The Black Pirate, who rescues the King, imprisons Count Valdez and helps to kill Don Carlos.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe] (Table of Contents: 7)

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 Sloane]; Wanda Wilson; Dapper Joe (villain, introduction); Buster Anderson (a policeman, introduction)
Synopsis
When Buster Anderson arrests a big time hood, he discovers to his dismay that he and his goons have too much pull to remain in jail. So Mr. Terrific decides to intervene by distributing specially marked "bribe money" through underground channels to entrap Dapper Joe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails.

[Smashing the Supply Train] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Baron Von Molte (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains); Philip Langdon (introduction); Tommy Langdon (introduction); General Rourke
Synopsis
Charles Collins volunteers to pilot a bomber being sent to England so that he can get into action against the Germans.

Double Danger [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 9)

Hal Mason / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hal Mason

The Justice Society Invites You to Their Next Meeting! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamp of Death!] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Walter Kaner (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

[The Scorpion's Counterfeiting Ring] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Officer Clancy; The Scorpion (villain, introduction); Fancy Dan (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails & Craig Delich.

Now on Sale Everywhere!! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Introducing Stretch Skinner (Table of Contents: 14)

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]; Hiram Skinner [Stretch] (introduction); Giles (villain, introduction); Hogg (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While on his daily training run, Ted runs into a "newly certified" detective, Stretch Skinner...then he smells a rat when he makes the connection between jewel heists taking place and the firm that awarded Stretch his diploma!
Reprints
Keywords
cat-o-cycle

Indexer Notes

Wildcat decides to partner up with Stretch Skinner to fight crime in the future.

Prizes for All! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

How You Can Defend Your Home! / 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. The Matchlock Gun
    Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [School for Spies]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. ["Well, here I am again..."]
    All-Flash Quarterly
  6. 5. ["Thanks a million, boys and girls..."]
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. [The Man in the Iron Mask]
    Black Pirate
  8. 7. [The Comeuppance of Dapper Joe]
    Mr. Terrific
  9. 8. [Smashing the Supply Train]
    The Gay Ghost
  10. 9. Double Danger [Part 1]
    Hal Mason
  11. 10. The Justice Society Invites You to Their Next Meeting!
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  12. 11. [Stamp of Death!]
    Sensations in Stamps
  13. 12. [The Scorpion's Counterfeiting Ring]
    Little Boy Blue
  14. 13. Now on Sale Everywhere!!
  15. 14. Introducing Stretch Skinner
    Wildcat
  16. 15. Prizes for All!
    American Seed Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    How You Can Defend Your Home!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
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  • John Monagle
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