(October 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

[Traps for Japs] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Arrow; Speedy
Reprints:

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

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

Snow Treasure (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.

Hunting Headlines! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Jospeh Greene ?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Lamont Morgan
Synopsis:
Millionaire Lamont Morgan offers $10,000 to prove Green Arrow is a fake: he has to make headlines without using his arrows. So he goes west to Boomtown where he gets involved trying to stop a stage coach robbery and a Japanese invasion of California.
Keywords:
Arrowplane (car)

["I'm tired of the boys showing off their tattoos!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Shorty

Biggest and Best! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Crime's Hobby House! (Table of Contents: 6)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; Mordaunt Grimm (villain)
Synopsis:
Mordaunt Grimm, while working on a movie production that features people and their hobbies, get the idea to use those people's hobbies to commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Story takes place in Gotham City. With this issue, the golden epaulets on Fate's shoulders disappear for good.

Letterer credit & modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Energy to Get There! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Crimes in Camouflage! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cliff Young
Inks:
Cliff Young
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; George Scroggs

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich.

Raid on Atlantis (Table of Contents: 9)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene ?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Dr. Coburn; Captain Jerrod; Ark the seal (introduction); Skol
Synopsis:
Greedy fortune hunters want to capture Aquaman and exhibit him in a carnival.
Keywords:
Atlantis

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Would you be interested in a book..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

["Here it is again!"] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Adventure of the One Man Movie (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Mort Morton, Jr; Cliff Young; Torchy Trasker; Shadow Shank
Synopsis:
Gangsters try to get a cartoon studio to pay extortion.

Indexer Notes

Artists Meskin and Young draw themselves into this story.

["Scoopy, dash over to High and Hanover..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Scoopy / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

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

advertisement / 0.28 page (report information)

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

Prize Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Cry-Baby Crimes! (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; The Cry-Baby (villain)
Synopsis:
The Cry-Baby makes everyone so sad they can't stop his crimes.
Keywords:
magic; occult

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) /

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Traps for Japs]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Snow Treasure
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. Hunting Headlines!
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. ["I'm tired of the boys showing off their tattoos!"]
    Shorty
  6. 5. Biggest and Best!
    World's Finest Comics
  7. 6. Crime's Hobby House!
    Doctor Fate
  8. 7. Energy to Get There!
    Baby Ruth
  9. 8. Crimes in Camouflage!
    Radio Squad
  10. 9. Raid on Atlantis
    Aquaman
  11. 10. Fair Exchange
  12. 11. ["Would you be interested in a book..."]
    Laffs
  13. 12. ["Here it is again!"]
    All-Star Comics
  14. 13. The Adventure of the One Man Movie
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. ["Scoopy, dash over to High and Hanover..."]
    Scoopy
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Prize Comics
  18. 17. The Cry-Baby Crimes!
    The Spectre
  19. 18. Now on Sale
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary
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