(September 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-07-14
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow; Speedy
Reprints

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 (villain, dies)
Synopsis
A former big game hunter lures Green Arrow and Speedy to his estate, where he plans to hunt them and then write up the adventure as the final chapter of his book.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane (car); octopus; python; tiger

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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is nothing Mister - Wait until you come to the next hole!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

[no title indexed] (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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm always having trouble - But this paint ought to fix it!
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mercury Messenger Service
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Mickey Murphy; The Twist (villain); Sparky; Mope

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Assorted Gags / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey stop! There's the fire!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

6 gags.

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Darci
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes