(June 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-18
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Script Calls for Murder (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Laura Dells
Synopsis
Green Arrow agrees to be a stunt double on a motion picture, but someone seems to be sabotaging the whole operation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Green Arrow lives in "a great metropolis on the Eastern Seaboard." Writer id by Bob Hughes.

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

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

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

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

[The Octopus] (Table of Contents: 5)

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 Kramer; The Octopus (villain)
Synopsis
The Octopus uses his amazing spray gun to condense the gases in the air to form dark clouds. He creates a phony amusement park run by crooks to use that ability to obtain signatures of wealthy people in order to forge their names.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half-helmet. Letterer credit & synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Bearded Bandits! (Table of Contents: 7)

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]

The Scourge of the Seven Seas (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Black Jack (villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. Golden Age Aquaman is not Arthur Curry. His real name is unknown.

Something Heavy (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Adventure of the Vanished Voice! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Mort Weisinger ?
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]; Tubby Watts; The Adder (villain)
Synopsis
Johnny gets laryngitis and can't say his magic formula.

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes. Full of Weisingerisms like "human projectile of mercy" and "Mile a moment marvel of all time."

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

King of Color (Table of Contents: 15)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Spectrum (villain); Percival Popp; Clarice Winston; Bubbles Twinkletoes

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

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

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Spencer Fireworks Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. The Script Calls for Murder
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. ["Meet the Green Arrow..."]
    Leading Comics
  5. 4. ["War calls the Justice Society into action!"]
    All-Star Comics
  6. 5. [The Octopus]
    Doctor Fate
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  8. 7. The Case of the Bearded Bandits!
    Radio Squad
  9. 8. The Scourge of the Seven Seas
    Aquaman
  10. 9. Something Heavy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Editorial Advisory Board
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  14. 13. The Adventure of the Vanished Voice!
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  16. 15. King of Color
    The Spectre
  17. 16. Now on Sale
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes