(May 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-03-17
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
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy
Reprints

Adventures in Steel (Table of Contents: 1)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes Superman's Secret Message, the Editorial Advisory Board, the list of DC titles, and the indicia.

The Boomerang! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Boomerang (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Boomerang is adept at getting revenge, and sells his services, usually against judges.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrow-Plane (car)

Indexer Notes

Speedy wears red hat. Both have blond hair. Oliver Queen lives in an apartment.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm boxing tonight at the lodge.
Genre
humor

Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Deadly Designs of Mr. Who] (Table of Contents: 5)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Mr. Who (Villain); P. J. Moggan
Synopsis
Using Solution Z, Mr. Who can grow, shrink and walk through walls and safes, but uses the solution to also impersonate one P. J. Moggan in order to obtain his vast wealth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis from Craig Delich. First line: "You have read of Dr. Fate's conquest of the diabolical Mr. Who..."

Grand-Dad Has a Victory Program! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come back, John, that weather report you heard...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

The Case of the Storm Raiders (Table of Contents: 8)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson?
Pencils
Cliff Young
Inks
Cliff Young
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Sandy Keene; Larry Trent]
Synopsis
Two crooks use lightning to cover up their crimes.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Aquaman Rules the Waves! (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Krutz (Villain)
Synopsis
The Nazis have a battleship disguised as an iceberg.

Passed by Censor (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edgar Weston (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You stay home me go out to hunt!
Genre
humor

500 Years Into the Future with the Justice Society of America! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Mr. Meek Makes Haste! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Inks
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Mr. Meek (Villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Meek steals a newsreel of Johnny Quick so he can lip read Johnny's secret formula.

Indexer Notes

Johnny uses the formula Z25Y(2AB)6 to slow down again. Writer id by Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Catnip / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy!! Milk
Genre
humor

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Money to Burn (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Mr. Chizzeler (villain)
Synopsis
Chizzeler puts an ad in the paper offering $1000 a day for someone to do absolutely nothing.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 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. Adventures in Steel
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Boomerang!
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. ["I'm boxing tonight at the lodge."]
    Silly Willy
  5. 4. Your 5 Favorite Features "Go to Town" Again!
    Leading Comics
  6. 5. [The Deadly Designs of Mr. Who]
    Doctor Fate
  7. 6. Grand-Dad Has a Victory Program!
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  8. 7. ["Come back, John, that weather report you heard..."]
    Laffs
  9. 8. The Case of the Storm Raiders
    Radio Squad
  10. 9. Aquaman Rules the Waves!
    Aquaman
  11. 10. Passed by Censor
  12. 11. ["You stay home me go out to hunt!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  13. 12. 500 Years Into the Future with the Justice Society of America!
    All-Star Comics
  14. 13. Mr. Meek Makes Haste!
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. ["Oh boy!! Milk"]
    Catnip
  16. 15. ["If you like he-man heroes in hundred-mile-per-hour adventure stories..."]
    Prize Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Money to Burn
    The Spectre
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes