(April 1944)

DC, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-02-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Questions Please! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as Kirby); Joe Simon (signed as Simon)
Inks
Jack Kirby (signed as Kirby); Joe Simon (signed as Simon)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion [Tommy Tompkins; Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]]
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Indexer Notes

Pencils:
1. Original indexer and Bob Hughes suggests: Gil Kane (GCD Error List, 2005-06-09)
2. Barry Sandoval suggests: Jack Kirby (signed) and Joe Simon (signed) (GCD Error List, 2005-06-09)

Inks:
1. Original indexer and Bob Hughes suggests: Arturo Cazeneuve (GCD Error List, 2005-06-09)
2. Barry Sandoval suggests: Jack Kirby (signed) and Joe Simon (signed) (GCD Error List, 2005-06-09)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Questions, Please? (Table of Contents: 3)

The Newsboy Legion / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane ? (signed as Jack Kirby)
Inks
Gil Kane ? (signed as Joe Simon)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Guardian [Jim Harper]; The Newsboy Legion [Tommy Tompkins; Big Words [Anthony Rodriguez]; Gabby [Jonathan Gabrielli]; Scrapper [Patrick MacGuire]]; the Roving Reporter; Preston (radio station employee); Purple Mask Gang [Squirrel Moran; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
The Legion members are invited to participate in a radio program wherein they provide answers to difficult questions. At the same time, a "reformed" criminal also has a program, relating how he operated in the rackets and why crime doesn't pay. When some valuable rubies turn up missing, the Guardian smells a rat...the reformed crook, who needs some additional reforming!
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Indexer Notes

Craig Delich believes Arturo Cazeneuve was the inker for this story.

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everybody all set? We're goin' to Cobb's Creek an' back...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Pete

The Cave's Secret (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Arson Larceny! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Sherman
Inks
Harold Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]

Fight Paper Waste -- And Hang One on the Paper-Hanger of Berlin! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Swindles Unlimited! (Table of Contents: 9)

Penniless Palmer / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Storm
Inks
George Storm
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Penniless Palmer

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

World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Solid Sky! (Table of Contents: 12)

Liberty Belle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Don C. Cameron (signed)
Pencils
Chuck Winter (signed)
Inks
Chuck Winter (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence]

Picture Frame (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Adams
Letters
typeset

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

Super-Sleuth McFooey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tsk-tsk! -- When a bonifided detective has to start...
Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Super-Sleuth McFooey

The Dog Days of Crime! (Table of Contents: 15)

Robotman / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jimmy Thompson
Inks
Jimmy Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
Jimmy Thompson

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Robotman [Robert Crane; aka Paul Dennis]

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

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

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Questions Please!
    The Newsboy Legion
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Look for this trade-mark whenever you buy comics!"]
  4. 3. Questions, Please?
    The Newsboy Legion
  5. 4. ["Everybody all set? We're goin' to Cobb's Creek an' back..."]
    Private Pete
  6. 5. The Cave's Secret
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
  7. 6. Arson Larceny!
    The Star-Spangled Kid
  8. 7. Fight Paper Waste -- And Hang One on the Paper-Hanger of Berlin!
    Superman
  9. 8. ["We're gonna play Nazi torture-chamber..."]
    Wheaties
  10. 9. Swindles Unlimited!
    Penniless Palmer
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    World's Finest Comics
  12. 11. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  13. 12. The Solid Sky!
    Liberty Belle
  14. 13. Picture Frame
  15. 14. ["Tsk-tsk! -- When a bonifided detective has to start..."]
    Super-Sleuth McFooey
  16. 15. The Dog Days of Crime!
    Robotman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Leading Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  19. 18. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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