(December 1942)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-10-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor); Mort Weisinger (actual editor)

Issue Notes

Last issue before Weisinger is drafted.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

400 Years in a Day (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick; Tubby Watts

The 97 Pound Weakling (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Purchased Lives (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Joseph Greene ?
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks
Steve Brodie (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Mephisto (villain); Bimbo Barnes; Clancy; Wurst; John Doe
Synopsis
Mephisto gives a group of down and out men great wealth, then tells them they have to commit a crime a month to keep it.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane (car)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.12 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

American School Courses; Banner Fireworks / advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.44 page (report information)

Big Prizes and Cash Profits! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Crowell / Crowell-Collier Publishing Company Magazines / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Man Who Wanted No Medals (Table of Contents: 7)

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]; Dr. Roland; Dr. Paul Lawrence; Inza Carmer; The Gas Gun Gang (villain); The Streak; Dr. Canning
Synopsis
Dr. Lawrence refuses to take a medal for his accomplishments, and instead goes to a small town to become a consultant. When Dr. Fate investigates, he discovers that the reason Lawrence didn't accept the medal is because the discoveries that brought him fame were actually made by another doctor.
Reprints
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Energy to Overcome Obstacles! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hook, Lion and Thinker! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; Hook (villain); Lion (villain); Thinker (villain)

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich. Last panel is a plug for Yank & Doodle in Prize Comics.

Tom Mix Comics Book Free! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Ralston Instant Wheat Cereal [Ralston Hot Cereal]; Ralston Whole Wheat Cereal; Tom Mix / comics-form advertising / 2 pages (report information)

Race around the World (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Black Jack (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman plans to swim around the world in seven days for Navy Relief.

Back in Harness (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Selby (credited) (house name)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Four Hundred Years in a Day! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin (signed as Mort Morton Jr.)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Timothy Tapp; Gustave Small
Synopsis
Hobby Haven is an old folks home where people are allowed to pursue their hobbies in peace.

Pulling a Boner (Table of Contents: 14)

Stamps / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias (credited as Sidney M. Elias)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

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

Bedrin Stamps; Bookman Stamps; Brown Stamps; Continental Stamps; Dolin Stamps; Garcelon Stamps; Highland Stamps; John J. Gunther Stamps; Kent Stamps; Kenwood Stamps; Libby Stamps; Lyman Stamps / Reliable Stamps; Mortimer Ellis Stamps; Mystic Stamps; Pladon Stamps; Roberts Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Man Who Knew All the Angles! (Table of Contents: 16)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (signed as Jerry Siegel)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Smokey Storey (villain)
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Last story signed by Jerry Siegel. Fox script verified from Fox's notes in Alter Ego #21 (February 2003).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute Home Study Course / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 400 Years in a Day
    Johnny Quick
  2. 1. The 97 Pound Weakling
    Charles Atlas Dynamic Tension System
  3. 2. The Man Who Purchased Lives
    Green Arrow
  4. 3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    American School Courses; Banner Fireworks
  6. 5. ["The Justice Society is here again..."]
    All-Star Comics
  7. 6. Big Prizes and Cash Profits!
    Crowell / Crowell-Collier Publishing Company Magazines
  8. 7. The Man Who Wanted No Medals
    Doctor Fate
  9. 8. Energy to Overcome Obstacles!
    Baby Ruth
  10. 9. Hook, Lion and Thinker!
    Radio Squad
  11. 10. Tom Mix Comics Book Free!
    Ralston Instant Wheat Cereal [Ralston Hot Cereal]; Ralston Whole Wheat Cereal; Tom Mix
  12. 11. Race around the World
    Aquaman
  13. 12. Back in Harness
  14. 13. Four Hundred Years in a Day!
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. Pulling a Boner
    Stamps
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Bedrin Stamps; Bookman Stamps; Brown Stamps; Continental Stamps; Dolin Stamps; Garcelon Stamps; Highland Stamps; John J. Gunther Stamps; Kent Stamps; Kenwood Stamps; Libby Stamps; Lyman Stamps / Reliable Stamps; Mortimer Ellis Stamps; Mystic Stamps; Pladon Stamps; Roberts Stamps
  17. 16. The Man Who Knew All the Angles!
    The Spectre
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute Home Study Course
  19. 18. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Adam Spector
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore