(June 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-08
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.


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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[Summons to Paradise] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Queen Hippolyte; Mala; The Amazons [Metala; others unnamed] (introduction for all); Aphrodite; Athena; Steve Trevor; Colonel Darnell; Lila Brown; Paula von Gunther (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
After Wonder Woman is summoned back to Paradise Island, and wins a roping contest, she is awarded the magic lasso. She then returns to America to hunt down Paula von Gunther.
Reprints
Keywords
Gigantic (a ship); Magic lasso (introduction); Paradise Island

Indexer Notes

Story title from reprints.

Steve Trevor is promoted to Major.

[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 Son of the Black Pirate] (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Pirate / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Jon Valor; Donna Bonita; Justin Valor (grows to 12 years of age in this story); King Philip (villain); Don Muerte (Dies);

Indexer Notes

Writer revision by Craig Delich and verified by Moldoff in interview with Roy Thomas. Credit previously given to Gardner Fox.

[The Mining Company Con Job] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Reizenstein (signed)
Pencils
Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks
Hal Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Terrific; Wanda Wilson; A gang of con men (Intro for all)

Keep 'Em Flying (Table of Contents: 8)

O'Malley of the Fourth Precinct / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Long John O'Malley; Philly Mignon (villain, introduction); Chickenfat Charlie (introduction)

Indexer Notes

O'Malley's first name changes.

[The Salvation of Ludwig Luther] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Gay Ghost / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Gay Ghost; Deborah Wallace; Ludwig Luther (dies); The Nazis

Dodgers of Death, Part I (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Smoke Eater (Table of Contents: 11)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

[The Saving Stamps] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[The Letter of Slug Ginnis] (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys / 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; Toughy; Tubby; Dan Rogers; Slug Ginnis (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails and Craig Delich.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Laughing Ghost Walked!!! (Table of Contents: 15)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger (signed)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (signed)
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat; Stretch Skinner; Joan Fortune; The "Laughing Pirate"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary / 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. ["Thanks, boys and girls, for the wonderful response..."]
  4. 3. [Summons to Paradise]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. ["Here it is again!"]
    All-Flash Quarterly
  6. 5. ["Here it is again!"]
    Green Lantern
  7. 6. [The Son of the Black Pirate]
    Black Pirate
  8. 7. [The Mining Company Con Job]
    Mr. Terrific
  9. 8. Keep 'Em Flying
    O'Malley of the Fourth Precinct
  10. 9. [The Salvation of Ludwig Luther]
    The Gay Ghost
  11. 10. Dodgers of Death, Part I
    Hal Mason
  12. 11. Smoke Eater
    Good Books Worth Reading
  13. 12. [The Saving Stamps]
    Sensations in Stamps
  14. 13. [The Letter of Slug Ginnis]
    Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  16. 15. The Laughing Ghost Walked!!!
    Wildcat
  17. 16. ["War calls the Justice Society into action!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  18. 17. ["Here are three other leaders..."]
    Superman; Leading Comics; Batman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
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