(March-April 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

The Weather Prophet (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 [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]

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

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

Missouri Canary (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Josette Frank
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes a Superman's Secret Message and a coupon for enrollment as a Superman of America.

The Weather Prophet! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Alvin Schwartz ?
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Steve Brodie (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Timer (villain); Chaser (villain); Moose (villain); Duster (villain)
Synopsis:
Timer spends his time in jail studying the weather and then uses it to plot crimes.
Keywords:
Arrowplane (car)

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Uses lots of periods. Schwartz is listed as a Green Arrow writer by Bails.

["The Rains Came"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Nervy Joe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen

Energy on the Alert! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

T. Watts, Miracle Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; Aloysius Patrick Mulvaney
Synopsis:
Johnny and Tubby visit the Yucatan where Tubby is mistaken for the reincarnation of a Mayan god.

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

["Butch ain't got de nerve to hit this new kid..."] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Forgotten Magic! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Nabu?; Haney (villain)
Synopsis:
The Wizard responsible for Dr. Fate's powers loses his own temporarily, so Fate does too -- but he still has to rescue a bunch of miners trapped in a cave-in.
Reprints:
Keywords:
occult

["Wow! You sure are in a hurry, my friend!!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy

Champion in War! (Table of Contents: 10)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman; Lun Ming; Colonel Matsu (villain); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
A former Chinese Olympic swimming star uses his prowess to fight the Japanese.

The Man Who Had Too Much! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Fight Paper Waste -- And Hang One on the Paper Hanger of Berlin (Table of Contents: 12)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Synopsis:
Superman encourages kids to help save waste paper to help the war effort.
Keywords:
paper drive; waste paper

The Mirror (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Loury (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Help me smash this menace!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy; superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]
Keywords:
infantile paralysis; March of Dimes; Supermen of America Club

Indexer Notes

If you join the Supermen of America Club, your dime will be forwarded to President Roosevelt's March of Dimes and your membership will be free. If you're already a member, a dime will get you a full color picture of Superman, suitable for framing.

Publicity Hound! (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:
Howard Ferguson ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Percival Popp; J. Montmorency Pflub (publicity agent); Boots Young (villain); Young's mob (villains)
Synopsis:
Percy hires a press agent to puff up his reputation, then stages several "crimes" that he wraps up to make himself look even better. But Boots Young figures out a way to out-wit Percy and the Spectre: provide a tip to Percy's publicity agent for a crime at a bank while pulling a job elsewhere!
Keywords:
Daily Blah; Industry Bank; Morning Globe; News Weekly; occult; The Post

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes. Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 16)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Printed in St. Louis, Missouri
Published by Detective Comics, Inc. 480 Lexington Ave, NY, 17 NY.
Editor: F. W. Ellsworth.
Business Manager J. S. Liebowitz
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, Paul Sampliner.

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

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Weather Prophet
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Missouri Canary
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. The Weather Prophet!
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. ["The Rains Came"]
    Nervy Joe
  6. 5. Energy on the Alert!
    Baby Ruth
  7. 6. T. Watts, Miracle Man!
    Johnny Quick
  8. 7. ["Butch ain't got de nerve to hit this new kid..."]
    Wheaties
  9. 8. Forgotten Magic!
    Doctor Fate
  10. 9. ["Wow! You sure are in a hurry, my friend!!"]
  11. 10. Champion in War!
    Aquaman
  12. 11. The Man Who Had Too Much!
    Dover and Clover
  13. 12. Fight Paper Waste -- And Hang One on the Paper Hanger of Berlin
    Superman
  14. 13. The Mirror
  15. 14. ["Help me smash this menace!"]
    Superman
  16. 15. Publicity Hound!
    The Spectre with Percival Popp the Super Cop!
  17. 16. Statement of Ownership
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Metro Publications
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lionel English
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes