(September 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Speedy

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

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

Ghost Town Adventure (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Josette Frank
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Five Arrows (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Joseph Greene ?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; John Hunt
Keywords:
Arrowplane (car)

Indexer Notes

Writer id by Bob Hughes.

Don & Nancy ...Come to the Rescue of the Sunday School Picnic ...And They All Have a Wonderful Time! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Two Fates (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:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] (half-mask, with cape); The Two Fates [Jagor; Mario] (villain); Inza; Lucky Lewis
Synopsis:
Two former Gypsy carnival workers set themselves up in opposition to Dr. Fate, as the Two Fates, who offer to sell amateur tapestries to individuals for a large sum, with the guarantee that the fate shown in it will come true.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate's tower called "Castle Destiny". Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["This is nothing Mister - Wait until you come to the next hole!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

["Here it is, boys and girls!"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Case of the Talking Ghost! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Sandy Keene; Larry Trent]; Ted; Curly; The Ghost (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Ghost thinks up silent ways to commit crimes.

Indexer Notes

Readers are asked to decide whether the dog, Curly, should be put to death for killing the Ghost.

Thomas Jefferson's Treasure (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Black Jack (villain); Vera Hannay; Drew Carson
Synopsis:
Black Jack gets a rich man to finance a treasure hunting expedition, after which he plans to kill him.

Strange Posse (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Walton (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["I'm always having trouble - But this paint ought to fix it!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Another Big Issue of All-Star (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

["Mercury Messenger Service"] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
Don Cameron ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Morton] (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Mickey Murphy; The Twist (villain); Sparky; Mope

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

["Hey stop! There's the fire!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Assorted Gags / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Storm
Inks:
George Storm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

6 gags.

["Meet Yank and Doodle!"] (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)

Leatherpusher Law (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:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Blackie Barrow (villain); Kid Morris; Hammerin' Hank Morris
Synopsis:
Popp gets into the fight business and accidentally uncovers a smuggling racket.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Creig Flessel.

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) /

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Modern Concise Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Ghost Town Adventure
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Five Arrows
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. Don & Nancy ...Come to the Rescue of the Sunday School Picnic ...And They All Have a Wonderful Time!
    Kool-Aid
  6. 5. The Two Fates
    Doctor Fate
  7. 6. ["This is nothing Mister - Wait until you come to the next hole!"]
    Laffs
  8. 7. ["Here it is, boys and girls!"]
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. The Case of the Talking Ghost!
    Radio Squad
  10. 9. Thomas Jefferson's Treasure
    Aquaman
  11. 10. Strange Posse
  12. 11. ["I'm always having trouble - But this paint ought to fix it!"]
    Silly Willy
  13. 12. Another Big Issue of All-Star
    All-Star Comics
  14. 13. ["Mercury Messenger Service"]
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. ["Hey stop! There's the fire!"]
    Assorted Gags
  16. 15. ["Meet Yank and Doodle!"]
    Prize Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. Leatherpusher Law
    The Spectre
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Modern Concise Encyclopedia
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes