(April 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-02-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U .S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
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)

The Newsboy Legion / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing the Newsboy Legion with the Guardian!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion [Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]; Tommy Thompkins]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colors credit from Greg Theakston, via the GCD Error List.

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

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

Smoke Eater (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 Story of the Newsboy Legion] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Newsboy Legion [Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]; Tommy Thompkins (introduction)]; The Guardian [Jim Harper] (introduction); Frankie the Fence (villain); Chips Carder (villain)
Synopsis
Jim Harper becomes the Guardian for the first time, and also stops a local gang of kids from being sent to jail, hoping he can help them turn their lives around.
Reprints

The Crime Escadrille (Table of Contents: 4)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Harold Sharp (signed)
Inks
Harold Sharp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Tarantula [John Law]

[The Gas Bombs] (Table of Contents: 5)

Captain X of the R.A.F. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Captain X [Richard Dare]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[The Birth of Robotman] (Table of Contents: 7)

Robotman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak (pages 1-5); Paul Cassidy (pages 6-13)
Inks
Paul Cassidy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robotman [Robert Crane; aka Paul Dennis] (introduction); Chuck Grayson; Joan Carter

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Don't Tread on Me (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Dwarf] (Table of Contents: 10)

TNT with Dan the Dyna-Mite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Norris
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
TNT [Thomas "Tex" N. Thomas] (intro); Dan [Daniel Dunbar] (intro); The Dwarf (villain)

Indexer Notes

First appearance of TNT & Dan (appears next in World's Finest Comics #5). Order of TNT appearances determined by copyright dates (Star Spangled #7 on Feb 1st 1942, World's Finest #5 on Feb 3rd 1942). Note that the two books essentially debuted at the same time.

The Fix (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Picture That Killed (Table of Contents: 13)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Introducing the Newsboy Legion with the Guardian!"]
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Smoke Eater
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [The Story of the Newsboy Legion]
    The Newsboy Legion
  5. 4. The Crime Escadrille
    Tarantula
  6. 5. [The Gas Bombs]
    Captain X of the R.A.F.
  7. 6. ["Poor Bonecrusher, I guess I sort of left him cold!"]
    "Super" Duper; Canada Dry Ginger Ale
  8. 7. [The Birth of Robotman]
    Robotman
  9. 8. Editorial Advisory Board
  10. 9. Don't Tread on Me
    Good Books Worth Reading
  11. 10. [The Dwarf]
    TNT with Dan the Dyna-Mite
  12. 11. The Fix
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. The Picture That Killed
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  15. 14. Now on Sale
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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