(August 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-05-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as Kirby)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed as Simon)
Colors
Jack Kirby
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another smashing Newsboy Legion adventure story starring the Guardian in 13 pages of whirlwind action!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion: Tommy Tompkins; Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover colors credits 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)

The Tattooed Man (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Paradise Prison (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion: Tommy Tompkins; Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]; Superman [Clark Kent] (image); Muggsy Baker (villain); B. O. Goodley (villain, warden)
Synopsis
The Legion discovers that a reformatory that a young criminal ran away from is corrupt, in that the Warden and guards keep the money appropriated for the care of the inmates, who are systematically starved, overworked and beaten.
Reprints

Case of the Crippled Car! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Galloping Gold! (Table of Contents: 6)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Ed Smalle ?
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Tarantula [John Law]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by the Who's Who.

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

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Private Pete / comic story / 0.45 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Private Pete, you're assigned to duty at the recruiting office!
Genre
humor; military

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Cross-Eyed Crocodile! (Table of Contents: 10)

Penniless Palmer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
R. L. Ross ?
Pencils
R. L. Ross
Inks
R. L. Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Penniless Palmer

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

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

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

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
Gosh! Everybody you look at is all sunburnt...
Genre
humor

The Case of the Missing Memory (Table of Contents: 13)

TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
TNT [Thomas N. Thomas]; Dan [Daniel Dunbar]

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

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

Good Deed (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Eric Carter
Letters
typeset

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

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

Adventurer of the Plundering Jap! (Table of Contents: 17)

Robotman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Sam Citron
Inks
Sam Citron
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Robotman [Robert Crane; aka Paul Dennis]; Chuck Grayson; Slanteyes (villain); Bignose (villain); Dude (villain); Michey (villain)
Synopsis
Paul Dennis is approached by a group of "businessmen" who are willing to buy all the scrap machinery in an abandoned factory that Dennis owns. However, it's Robotman that sees the connection between this offer and a string of scrap metal robberies that have been occurring.
Keywords
Cleveland Chronicle

Indexer Notes

Credits supplied by Craig Delich. Art credit based on correspondence between Jerry Siegel and Whitney Ellsworth in 1942.

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Morgenthau Jr. (credited)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
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!
Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Public service announcement from the Secretary of Defense, encouraging all youngsters to buy at least one ten-cent Savings Stamp every week.

Indexer Notes

Promotes buying savings stamps. Found on the inside back cover.

The Tootsie Roll of Honor (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Another smashing Newsboy Legion adventure story starring the Guardian in 13 pages of whirlwind action!"]
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Tattooed Man
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Paradise Prison
    The Newsboy Legion
  5. 4. Case of the Crippled Car!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. The Big Eight!
  7. 6. Galloping Gold!
    Tarantula
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. ["Private Pete, you're assigned to duty at the recruiting office!"]
    Private Pete
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  11. 10. Cross-Eyed Crocodile!
    Penniless Palmer
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  13. 12. ["Gosh! Everybody you look at is all sunburnt..."]
    Silly Willy
  14. 13. The Case of the Missing Memory
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Kool-Aid
  16. 15. Good Deed
  17. 16. Now on Sale
  18. 17. Adventurer of the Plundering Jap!
    Robotman
  19. 18. ["A special message to the boys and girls of America from Henry Morgenthau, Jr. -Secretary of the Treasury!"]
  20. 19. The Tootsie Roll of Honor
    Tootsie Roll
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