(March 1943)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1943-01-02
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 Education of Iron-Fist Gookin (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as Kirby)
Inks
Joe Simon (signed as Simon)
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]]; Iron-Fist Gookin
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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)

The Black Stallion (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Walter Farley
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Education of Iron-Fist Gookin (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 (signed as Ferguson)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion [Tommy Tompkins; Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]]; Iron-Fist Gookin; Sharpy Pierce (villain); Trigger (villain); Chuck (villain); Silvie (villain)
Synopsis
Mob boss Sharpy Pierce decides to use Iron-Fist Gookin, a wanna be gang leader, as the leader of his gang to take the heat off of himself. But when the wanna be learns that he is being used, he turns the tables on Sharpy and teaches him what justice is all about!
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Indexer Notes

Letterer Howard Ferguson signed his last name on the book pictured on the splash page.

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

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

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

Silly Willy / comic story / 0.5 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 - A hornet's nest...
Genre
humor

Stripesy vs. the Star-Spangled Kid (Table of Contents: 6)

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]

Stanley the Explorer (Table of Contents: 7)

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.

Granny Get Your Gun! (Table of Contents: 8)

Tarantula / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Manly Wade Wellman
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tarantula [John Law]

Big-League Stuff! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Adventure Comics; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Mystery of the Phony Sneeze (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Pennliness Palmer

Dealer of Doom! (Table of Contents: 12)

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]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Being sentry should be easy...
Genre
humor; military

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Victory Picture Frames / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Free for Asthma During Winter (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Frontier Asthma Co. / advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

Stamp Out Naziism with War Stamps (Table of Contents: 16)

public service announcement / 0.11 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Witnesses (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Norman Goss
Letters
typeset

Robotman Was Worth His Weight in Gold! (Table of Contents: 18)

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]; Chuck Grayson

Indexer Notes

Credits via Craig Delich.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Education of Iron-Fist Gookin
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Black Stallion
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Education of Iron-Fist Gookin
    The Newsboy Legion
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Headline Comics; Prize Comics
  6. 5. ["Oh-boy - A hornet's nest..."]
    Silly Willy
  7. 6. Stripesy vs. the Star-Spangled Kid
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  8. 7. Stanley the Explorer
    Stamps
  9. 8. Granny Get Your Gun!
    Tarantula
  10. 9. Big-League Stuff!
    Adventure Comics; More Fun Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Mystery of the Phony Sneeze
    Penniless Palmer
  13. 12. Dealer of Doom!
    TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite
  14. 13. ["Being sentry should be easy..."]
    Private Pete
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Victory Picture Frames
  16. 15. Free for Asthma During Winter
    Frontier Asthma Co.
  17. 16. Stamp Out Naziism with War Stamps
  18. 17. The Witnesses
  19. 18. Robotman Was Worth His Weight in Gold!
    Robotman
  20. 19. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Complete Reference Dictionary and Encyclopedia
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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