(January-February 1944)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-11-20
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young [as Cliff] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist has "Cliff Co" on outboard motor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Heroes Incorporated! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Green Arrow / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Roscoe Thwaite; Long Homer Long; Little John Gaynor; Polton Gang (villains)
Synopsis
Oliver goes on a camping trip with some businessmen seeking adventure.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Chief Hot Foot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Chief Hot Foot calling to the tribe -- Hurry!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chief Hot Foot

You're Ready for Action! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Flame in the Night! (Table of Contents: 5)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson
Pencils
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Martin Main; Packy (villain); Deadpan (villain)
Synopsis
Martin Main has a hobby: collecting matchboxes. However, when he picks one up at the scene of a murder, he doesn't realize the secret that it contains MAY cost him his life!
Reprints
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Stan Aschmeier to Kozlak, verified by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails. Contains Samachson catchphrase "EEEEHHH."

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

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

Guerillas of Fen-Shu! (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Handy Andy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Folks, Andy herewith gladly shows you all the hows, whens. and wherefores...
Genre
humor
Characters
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Scoop That Was Thirty Years Too Late! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

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

Dance of Death (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Murray Boltonoff [as Blair Bolton] (credited)
Pencils
Raymond Perry ?
Inks
Raymond Perry ?
Colors
Raymond Perry?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Bike-ology (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the swell shield my uncle in New York sent me!
Genre
humor

The Case of the Cantankerous Canine! (Table of Contents: 14)

Dover and Clover / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Dover; Clover

The Book Bandits (Table of Contents: 15)

The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop! / comic story / 7.67 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; Slicker (villain)
Keywords
magic; occult

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  3. 2. Heroes Incorporated!
    The Green Arrow
  4. 3. ["It's Chief Hot Foot calling to the tribe -- Hurry!!"]
    Chief Hot Foot
  5. 4. You're Ready for Action!
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Flame in the Night!
    Doctor Fate
  7. 6. ["Sure -- I know we're upside down!"]
    Leading Comics
  8. 7. Guerillas of Fen-Shu!
    Aquaman
  9. 8. ["Folks, Andy herewith gladly shows you all the hows, whens. and wherefores..."]
    Handy Andy
  10. 9. ["Be sure to get these top favorites..."]
  11. 10. The Scoop That Was Thirty Years Too Late!
    Johnny Quick
  12. 11. Dance of Death
  13. 12. Bike-ology
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  14. 13. ["Look at the swell shield my uncle in New York sent me!"]
    Gags
  15. 14. The Case of the Cantankerous Canine!
    Dover and Clover
  16. 15. The Book Bandits
    The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop!
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Boy Commandos
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes