(March-April 1944)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-01-22
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.


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]
Reprints

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.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowplane (car)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Rains Came
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 C. 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.

[no title indexed] (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

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

public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! You sure are in a hurry, my friend!!
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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help me smash this menace!
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • 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