(January 1943)

DC, 1941 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); Jack Schiff (actual editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U .S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

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 [as 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]]; 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:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

["I think I'll go over and practice shooting the rifle!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

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 [as AA] (signed)
Inks:
Al Anders [as AA] (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 M. 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

["Oh-boy - Wait'll the fellers hear about this!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
humor; teen

["Look - We have neighbors..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
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)

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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Gregory Fischer
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