(October 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-15
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.


[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.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane (car)

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm tired of the boys showing off their tattoos!
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

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you be interested in a book...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (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 C. 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.

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

Scoopy / cartoon / 0.22 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scoopy, dash over to High and Hanover...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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