(January 1943)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. W. Ellsworth) (editor); Jack Schiff (actual editor)

Issue Notes

First Jack Schiff issue.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick

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

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

Hide-Rack Kidnapped (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Josette Frank; Juanita Siveright
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes a Junior Justice Society of America message and a Superman message.

The Case of the Confident Crooks (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Jagin (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane (car)

Indexer Notes

Speedy has yellow hat and red hair. Green Arrow clamps an Arrow lamp on to the pack of a crook so he can follow him. Also uses magnesium flare arrows. First trick arrow?

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

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

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

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

The Mystery of Room 406 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Dr. Marsh; John Cornelius; The Frog (villain)
Synopsis
When every patient housed in Room 406 of the hospital dies, Dr. Kent Nelson decides the only way to find out what has happened is to be admitted as a patient in that room himself!
Reprints
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich. With Siegel drafted, Fox switches to the Spectre and Joe Samachson takes over Doctor Fate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Roses Are Red / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not a woman hater
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Case of Little Sir Echo (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Radio Squad [Sandy Keene; Larry Trent]; Sgt. Connolly; Ventrillo; Mickey
Synopsis
A ventriloquist fakes police calls in Sgt. Connolly's voice in order to distract the police from his crimes.

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

Ark of the Ancients (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; Pegleg (villain); Vulture; Runt
Synopsis
In flashback, the scientist Milo saves the people of Atlantis by building a giant bell-jar in which they can live underwater. When the Atlanteans venture to the surface for a visit they are captured by three criminals.
Keywords
Atlantis

A Kind of Hero (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Ludlow (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Smoking on Boston streets was banned up until 1880!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Dizzy Data / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

The Luck of Jabez Riker (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Jabez Riker

Louis Braille (Table of Contents: 16)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

Don't Miss Your Favorites! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

The Crimes That Bloom in the Spring, Tra La!! (Table of Contents: 18)

The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop! / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Bullfrog Ames (villain)
Synopsis
Gangster Bullfrog Ames retires to the country to grow flowers...evil flowers.
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

The Boy Commandos Are Here! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Johnny Quick
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Hide-Rack Kidnapped
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Case of the Confident Crooks
    Green Arrow
  5. 4. ["The Justice Society is here again!"]
    All-Star Comics
  6. 5. ["You don't have to stand on your head..."]
    Leading Comics
  7. 6. The Mystery of Room 406
    Doctor Fate
  8. 7. ["I'm not a woman hater"]
    Roses Are Red
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  11. 10. The Case of Little Sir Echo
    Radio Squad
  12. 11. Ark of the Ancients
    Aquaman
  13. 12. A Kind of Hero
  14. 13. How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons?
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  15. 14. [Smoking on Boston streets was banned up until 1880!"]
    Dizzy Data
  16. 15. The Luck of Jabez Riker
    Johnny Quick
  17. 16. Louis Braille
    Stamps
  18. 17. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  19. 18. The Crimes That Bloom in the Spring, Tra La!!
    The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop!
  20. 19. The Boy Commandos Are Here!
    Boy Commandos
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella