(November 1942)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth] (credited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U .S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Meanest Man on Earth (Table of Contents)

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

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

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 colorist credit 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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Meanest Man on Earth! (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]]; Mrs. Morey (widow); Dr. Hart; Alan Martin (architect); Dan Logan (former prizefighter); Wilbur Whilling (villain); J. Willswiper Hawk (villain, attorney)
Synopsis
The Legion is approached by a man who gets the people of Suicide Slum to pool their finances to build decent living accommodations for the residents, not realizing the man is a criminal intent on stealing the money invested and leaving the boys to hold the bag.
Reprints

Sylvester Acts His Age! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Hal Sherman
Inks
Hal Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Leading Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Killer Chairs! (Table of Contents: 7)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Hal Sharp (signed)
Inks
Hal Sharp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Tarantula [John Law]

Pierre and Marie Curie (Table of Contents: 8)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Pages includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

The Case of the Crazy Clock! (Table of Contents: 9)

Penniless Palmer / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Kaye
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Penniless Palmer

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Little Man Who Wanted to Be Brave (Table of Contents: 11)

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]

Surprise! Surprise! (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ned Morton
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Murder Movie! (Table of Contents: 13)

Robotman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Leo Nowak; Shuster Shop
Inks
Leo Nowak; Shuster Shop
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Robotman [Robert Crane; aka Paul Dennis]; Chuck Grayson

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Meanest Man on Earth
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Meanest Man on Earth!
    The Newsboy Legion
  5. 4. Sylvester Acts His Age!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  8. 7. The Case of the Killer Chairs!
    Tarantula
  9. 8. Pierre and Marie Curie
    Stamps
  10. 9. The Case of the Crazy Clock!
    Penniless Palmer
  11. 10. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  12. 11. The Little Man Who Wanted to Be Brave
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  13. 12. Surprise! Surprise!
  14. 13. Murder Movie!
    Robotman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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