(December 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

Issue Notes

Last issue before Weisinger is drafted.


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 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The 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.
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) /

advertisement / 0.1 page (report information)

["The Justice Society is here again..."] (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) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / 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
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) /

Tom Mix Commandos Comics; Ralston / advertisement / 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)
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 [as Mort Morton Jr.] (signed)
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 / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

The Man Who Knew All the Angles! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Jerry Siegel] (signed)
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: 16) (Expand) /

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

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 17) (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
  3. 2. The Man Who Purchased Lives
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. ["The Justice Society is here again..."]
    All-Star Comics
  7. 6. Big Prizes and Cash Profits!
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  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!
    Tom Mix Commandos Comics; Ralston
  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. The Man Who Knew All the Angles!
    The Spectre
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  18. 17. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • 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