(August 1942)

DC, 1942 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-06-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
J. R. Publishing Co.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
M. C. Gaines (managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor); Ted Udall (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.

The assistant editor dates are approximate.


[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]; Etta Candy; the Holiday Girls
Reprints

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Smoke Eater (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Department Store Perfidy] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Colonel Darnell; Steve Trevor; Etta Candy; The Holliday Girls; Gloria Bullfinch (department store owner, introduction); Helen; Molly; Beth (co-worker of Diana Prince); Guigi Del Slimo (villain, fortune hunter); Mr. Googins (villain, manager of a department store)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman steps into the picture when the girls working at the Bullfinch Department Store are found to be mistreated and the store owner isn't interested in rectifying the situation.
Reprints
Keywords
Bullfinch Department Store

Indexer Notes

Story title from reprints.

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

Kool-Aid / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Spanish Armada (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
The Black Pirate [Jon Valor]; Justin Valor; King Phillip II of Spain; Sir Francis Drake

[The Crooked Carnival] (Table of Contents: 6)

Mr. Terrific / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane]; Wanda Wilson; crooked carnival owner (villain)
Synopsis
Wanda suggests that she and Terry visit a local carnival, but every time Terry attempts to win her a prize, he loses. He gets dejected and the crowd really razzes him. But Terry suspects the games are fixed, and so, as Mr. Terrific, he goes back and gives the management a taste of their own medicine!

Indexer Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails.

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!

[Murder at the Movies] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
O'Malley; Bigkit Tortoni (villain, introduction); Cupcake O'Toole (introduction); Danny the Drool (introduction)

[Flight of the Vultures] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Gay Ghost [Keith Everet]; Deborah Wallace; Blackie Stover (villain); The Vultures (villains)
Reprints

Gang Doctor, Part I (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Hal Mason

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
War calls the Justice Society into action!

[Hobby of Kings!] (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.

[Reggie, the Mystery Kid] (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Midget Mike (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails and Craig Delich.

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

Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here we are again, folks...

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

Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are three other leaders...

[Smokey Joe's Last Fire] (Table of Contents: 16)

Wildcat / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner; Smokey Joe Cummings (Fire Chief); Cumming's daughter; Harry Ranson (villain)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is again!

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys and girls! Here's the summer issue!

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 20)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Smoke Eater
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [Department Store Perfidy]
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  6. 5. Spanish Armada
    The Black Pirate
  7. 6. [The Crooked Carnival]
    Mr. Terrific
  8. 7. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. - Secretary of the Treasury!"]
  9. 8. [Murder at the Movies]
    O'Malley of the Fourth Precinct
  10. 9. [Flight of the Vultures]
    The Gay Ghost
  11. 10. Gang Doctor, Part I
    Hal Mason
  12. 11. ["War calls the Justice Society into action!"]
    All-Star Comics; The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. [Hobby of Kings!]
    Sensations in Stamps
  14. 13. [Reggie, the Mystery Kid]
    Little Boy Blue
  15. 14. ["Here we are again, folks..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  16. 15. ["Here are three other leaders..."]
    Superman; World's Finest Comics; Batman
  17. 16. [Smokey Joe's Last Fire]
    Wildcat
  18. 17. ["Here it is again!"]
    Green Lantern
  19. 18. ["Boys and girls! Here's the summer issue!"]
    All-Flash Quarterly
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  21. 20. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes