(March 1943)

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); Jack Schiff (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

Birth of the Battling Bowmen! (Table of Contents)

The Green Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow; Speedy
Reprints:
Keywords:
arrows; bows

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

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

Piang, the Moro Chieftain (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Josette Frank; James Ross Smith
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

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

The Birth of the Battling Bowmen (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils:
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie [as Steve] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Quoag
Synopsis:
Archaeologist Oliver Queen is marooned on Lost Mesa where he meets Roy Harper, a young boy raised by Indians. There they are beset upon by thugs searching for a gold mine, and only Oliver and Roy's skills with archery and knowledge of Indian lore save them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Origin of Green Arrow and Speedy.

["Now I'm all set! Take home a balloon to the kiddies..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Another meeting of the Justice Society!"] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["I slipped on a banana peel outside your store and now I'm going to sue you!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lenny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lenny

The Case of the Crystal Crimes (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Krishna Das (villain); Inza Carmer
Synopsis:
Against the advice of Kent, Inza visits a crooked fortune teller and nearly is run down in the road, as he had predicted. However, when Dr. Fate begins an investigation into this fraud's activities, he nearly loses his own life in the process.
Reprints:
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["Gee, wouldn't he make a swell carpet for my den!?"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Whoosh! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Prize Comics; Headline Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Energy for Victory! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Streamlined Buccaneers! (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); Ark the seal
Synopsis:
Aquaman faces Black Jack and his gang of pirates who have adopted modern methods to raid ships.
Reprints:

The Battle (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Warner Wilson (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Prescription for Plunder (Table of Contents: 13)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Cameron ?
Pencils:
Mort Meskin [as Mort Jr.] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Paris [as Charley] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Dr. Clever (Villain); Tubby Watts

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

["Me heap big man with lasso!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 0.44 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 16)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Printed in New York, NY.
Publisher: Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY.
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth
Business Manager Jack Liebwitz
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Paul Sampliner

Attempted Assassination (Table of Contents: 17)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

The Underworld Goes Overweight (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; Grabby Gus Nelson (villain)
Synopsis:
Grabby Gus accidentally steals a machine that can make people super-heavy, then uses it to institute a crime-wave.
Keywords:
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

["Be sure to get these top favorites..."] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Birth of the Battling Bowmen!
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Piang, the Moro Chieftain
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Birth of the Battling Bowmen
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. ["Now I'm all set! Take home a balloon to the kiddies..."]
    Silly Willy
  6. 5. ["Another meeting of the Justice Society!"]
    All-Star Comics
  7. 6. ["I slipped on a banana peel outside your store and now I'm going to sue you!"]
    Lenny
  8. 7. The Case of the Crystal Crimes
    Doctor Fate
  9. 8. ["Gee, wouldn't he make a swell carpet for my den!?"]
    Gags
  10. 9. Whoosh!
    Prize Comics; Headline Comics
  11. 10. Energy for Victory!
    Baby Ruth
  12. 11. The Streamlined Buccaneers!
    Aquaman
  13. 12. The Battle
  14. 13. Prescription for Plunder
    Johnny Quick
  15. 14. ["Me heap big man with lasso!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.
  18. 17. Attempted Assassination
    Stamps
  19. 18. The Junior Justice Society of America
  20. 19. The Underworld Goes Overweight
    The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop!
  21. 20. ["Be sure to get these top favorites..."]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes