(January-February 1945)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1944-11-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney 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
Maurice Del Bourgo
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Harcourt L. M. Quigg
Reprints
Keywords
knights; swords

Indexer Notes

Art mis-credited to Cliff Young in the Millennium Edition reprint. Cover blurb indicates Dover and Clover are featured inside, but Superboy is there instead.

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)

Formula for Doom (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Joe Samachson ?
Pencils
Maurice del Bourgo
Inks
Maurice del Bourgo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Speedy [Roy Harper]; Professor Cyrus Gage (chemist); Onions Malloy (villain); Harcourt L. M. Quigg (villain)
Synopsis
Crooks disguised as policeman steal a secret formula for imitation silk, and the Battling Bowmen must track down the perpetrator before he can sell that formula to obtain the money he needs.
Reprints
Keywords
Arrowcar; Arrowline

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Bob Hughes.

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Orphans of the Sea! (Table of Contents: 5)

Aquaman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Pete (a guard); Mr. Scatterbee; Mr. Bingley (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman helps to end the false dealings of a pair of thugs who are selling seaside homes on eroding beaches to unwary investors. Pete formerly a guard at the old Aquarium, still takes care of his sea-going friends, even though they're been released back into the ocean. But the thugs think his sea creature buddies are lowering the value on their beachfront property.
Reprints

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

Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Origin of Superboy] (Table of Contents: 7)

Superboy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent] (origin); Jor-El; Lara; Per-Ry (citizen of Krypton); Ma Kent; Pa Kent
Synopsis
Master scientist Jor-El is convinced that Krypton is about to explode, and when the Supreme Council refuses to believe him, the scientist constructs a spaceship capable of taking his infant son to the Earth, where he'll have tremendous powers.
Reprints
Keywords
Krypton

Indexer Notes

Writer identification by Martin O'Hearn.

Possible letters credit from Todd Klein via his blog Kleinletters, posted 23 September 2016 (http://kleinletters.com/Blog/ira-schnapp-in-more-fun-comics/).

Story does not take place in Smallville. Clark Kent does not wear glasses. Superboy only appears in the last panel. No Siegel and Shuster by-line. Ma and Pa are just referred to in the story as the Kents.

A Personal Reason (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph Greene (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Corporal Jimmy Perone; Pete Perone (Jimmy's brother, death); Mrs. Perone (Jimmy & Pete's mother); Santo Camarda (villain, Mayor of Casilione)
Synopsis
Jimmy Perone had seen Camarda murder his brother years back in the town of Casilione and swore revenge. Now, with the war on, Jimmy's unit returns to capture the town back from the Germans, and discovers that Camarda is the town's Mayor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First page appears between Superboy and Johnny Quick stories; second page appears on the inside back cover and is NOT reprinted in the Millennium Edition.

An Investment in Happiness! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts (newsreel cameraman); Mrs. Alder; John Sax (Droobe's former partner); Joe Argus; Emily Argus; George Jaunders; Martha Jaunders; Mrs. Wick (Droobe's housekeeper); Darius Droobe (reformed villain); Ambrose (villain, Darius' nephew)
Synopsis
Miser Darius Droobe, who has cheated people in his life out of every penny they had, now believes that he is dying, so Johnny Quick helps him to make amends by returning the money he swindled them out of.
Reprints

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

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Unsafe Safe! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Spectre / 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; un-named jeweler; Ruby Diller mob (villains)
Synopsis
Percival is used by jewel thieves to complete a heist of gems. After the crooks spill their own "gems" in a jewelry store, Percy offers to sort them out. He takes them all home, where the gang follows him to complete their robbery.
Reprints
Keywords
magic; occult

Indexer Notes

The Spectre's last Golden Age appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Big All-American Comic Book / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Eveready / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Arrow
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Formula for Doom
    The Green Arrow
  5. 4. ["First horse thievin', then cattle rustlin'..."]
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Orphans of the Sea!
    Aquaman
  7. 6. ["Gee, Professor, what is it?"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  8. 7. [The Origin of Superboy]
    Superboy
  9. 8. A Personal Reason
  10. 9. An Investment in Happiness!
    Johnny Quick
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wheaties
  12. 11. The Unsafe Safe!
    The Spectre
  13. 12. ["All I can say is wow!"]
    The Big All-American Comic Book
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Electric Football
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Eveready
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
  • Terry Jeffress
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes