(January-February 1944)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
bi-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

[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]

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.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

["It's Chief Hot Foot calling to the tribe -- Hurry!!"] (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

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."

["Sure -- I know we're upside down!"] (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.

["Folks, Andy herewith gladly shows you all the hows, whens. and wherefores..."] (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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Handy Andy

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

["Be sure to get these top favorites..."] (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 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)

["Look at the swell shield my uncle in New York sent me!"] (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

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:
  • 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