(August 1947)

DC, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1947-06-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor, credited); Robert Kanigher (assistant editor, uncredited)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Secret of the Menacing Octopus (Table of Contents)

Wonder Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor
Reprints
Keywords
Golden lasso

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Funny Stuff; The Dodo and the Frog / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Secret of the Menacing Octopus! (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
William Marston [as Charles Moulton] (credited)
Pencils
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Inks
Harry Peter [as H. G. Peter] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Wroten; Margaret Wroten

Job Number
SEN 68
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Steve Trevor; Professor Marlow (scientist, introduction); Commander Hagman (Naval officer, introduction); Slinky Slocum (villain, introduction); Slocum's gang of hijackers (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Trevor is assigned the task of protecting a scientist who has invented a device that can extract chemicals from seawater.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails.

Luke Appling (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're doing fine, dear...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Whole Town Broke the Law (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Harry
Inks
Frank Harry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SEN 72
Genre
children; superhero
Characters
Little Boy Blue [Tommy Rogers]; Blue Boys [Toughy; Tubby]; Mr. Rogers; Mr. Grace; The Basher Mob (villains)

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Willy Nilly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Harry
Inks
Frank Harry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
OH 8
First Line of Dialogue or Text
--Sput--Foof-- It's homicide, pure homicide!
Genre
humor
Characters
Willy Nilly; Muggsy; Betty

Indexer Notes

Credits by Jerry Bails.

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We should've known better than to play poker...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Old Mill Stabilizer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Magic of the Blue Lama! (Table of Contents: 13)

Sargon the Sorcerer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SEN 74
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sargon; The Blue Lama (introduction, villain); Maximillian 'Max' O'Leary; The Black Dagger (villain)
Synopsis
The Blue Lama leads a collection of evil sorcerers banded together to defeat Sargon once and for all.

The World and Jeremiah Groot (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, you can't play here...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Wildcat / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
SEN 71
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a triumph for the underworld!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Stretch Skinner; The Huntress [Paula Brooks; also as the Masked Marvel] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Wildcat is suckered into a boxing match against a newcomer, who just happens to be a woman. She captures him (along with the Mayor, D.A. and the Police Chief), then allows them to "escape" so that she can hunt them down...to the death!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Huntress was much later named Paula Blake who had earlier adventures as the Tigress in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series).

According to the job number, this particular story was scheduled for Sensation Comics #71.

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

Parker Johns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Hi-Jinx / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Drama on the Highway! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Menacing Octopus
    Wonder Woman
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Funny Stuff; The Dodo and the Frog
  3. 2. Editorial Advisory Board
  4. 3. Secret of the Menacing Octopus!
    Wonder Woman
  5. 4. Luke Appling
    Wheaties
  6. 5. ["You're doing fine, dear..."]
    Ton o' Fun
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Roller Skate Facts; Winchester Skates
  8. 7. A Whole Town Broke the Law
    Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  10. 9. ["--Sput--Foof-- It's homicide, pure homicide!"]
    Willy Nilly
  11. 10. ["We should've known better than to play poker..."]
    Ton o' Fun
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Old Mill Stabilizer
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  14. 13. The Magic of the Blue Lama!
    Sargon the Sorcerer
  15. 14. The World and Jeremiah Groot
  16. 15. ["Sorry, you can't play here..."]
    Ton o' Fun
  17. 16. ["What a triumph for the underworld!"]
    Wildcat
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Parker Johns
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Jinx
  20. 19. Drama on the Highway!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Craig Delich
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