(January 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-10-31
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Playboy of Suicide Slum! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe 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 colors 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
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Playboy of Suicide Slum! (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
Arturo Cazeneuve (signed as Joe Simon)
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]]; Willis Thornton (banker); Mrs. Thornton; Betty Thornton; Marie (Thornton's maid); Melvin Rudd (villain, Thornton's nephew)
Synopsis
When Tommy saves a young girl from being killed by the automobile of wealthy Mr. Thornton, the man decides to adopt Tommy and give him the best of everything. But Thornton's nephew detests this as he feels that it may cut him out of Thornton's will, so he and his gang decide to rob the rich banker and blame it on Tommy.
Reprints

The Perils of the Penny Plunderers (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Sherman
Inks
Harold Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Private Pete / comic story / 0.45 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think I'll go over and practice shooting the rifle!
Genre
humor; military

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

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

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

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Truants in Trouble! (Table of Contents: 8)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
Al Anders (signed)
Inks
Al Anders (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Tarantula [John Law]

Pulling Boners (Table of Contents: 9)

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.

Riddle of the Magic Fiddle! (Table of Contents: 10)

Penniless Palmer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Penniless Palmer

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

Jerry the Jitterbug / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh-boy - Wait'll the fellers hear about this!
Genre
humor; teen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look - We have neighbors...
Genre
humor

How Can They Do It?? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Spy-Proof Catapult! (Table of Contents: 14)

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]

The Man on the Bridge (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dennis Black
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Robotman Takes an Hour Off!! (Table of Contents: 16)

Robotman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Credits supplied by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Boy Commandos Are Here! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Playboy of Suicide Slum!
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Playboy of Suicide Slum!
    The Newsboy Legion
  5. 4. The Perils of the Penny Plunderers
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  6. 5. ["I think I'll go over and practice shooting the rifle!"]
    Private Pete
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Truants in Trouble!
    Tarantula
  10. 9. Pulling Boners
    Stamps
  11. 10. Riddle of the Magic Fiddle!
    Penniless Palmer
  12. 11. ["Oh-boy - Wait'll the fellers hear about this!"]
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  13. 12. ["Look - We have neighbors..."]
    Laffs
  14. 13. How Can They Do It??
    World's Finest Comics
  15. 14. The Case of the Spy-Proof Catapult!
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  16. 15. The Man on the Bridge
  17. 16. Robotman Takes an Hour Off!!
    Robotman
  18. 17. Don't Miss Your Favorites!
  19. 18. The Boy Commandos Are Here!
    Boy Commandos
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
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