Sunday, March 27, 2016

August 1942 - December 1942

This is a revised and expanded version of a post that was first published at The Hooded Utilitarian on June 14, 2015.



Sensation Comics #10.

Published on August 4, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “The Danger of Dolly Dancer,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: October 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Hit Comics #24.

Published on August 5, 1942. Edited by S. M. [Jerry] Iger. Cover illustration by Reed Crandall. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: October 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



National Comics #25.

Published on August 5, 1942. Cover illustration by Reed Crandall. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: October 1942. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

There is no credited editor for the issue.



Police Comics #12.

To read the issue online, click here. Be aware the Will Eisner story includes offensive racial caricatures.

Published on August 5, 1942. Edited by Gilbert [Gill] Fox. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “The Sinister Swami,” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “The Black Queen,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Gill Fox. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: October 1942. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

“The Black Queen” was originally published in newspapers on June 16, 1940.



Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold!

Published on August 14, 1942. The comic features the story "Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold!" by Homer Brightman, Carl Barks, Jack Hannah and Bob Karp. Cover illustration by Hank Porter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: October 1942. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

Also known as Four Color #9.

This is the first Donald Duck comics story featuring work by Carl Barks.

There is no credited editor for the issue.



Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Vol. 2, No. 12 [#24].

Published on August 14, 1942. Edited by Alice Nielsen [Cobb]. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: September 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Sensation Comics #11.

Published on September 1, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “Expedition to Eros,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: November 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Animal Comics #1.

To read the issue online, click here. Be aware the Walt Kelly story contains offensive racial imagery.

Published on September 8, 1942. Edited by Oskar Lebeck. The comic includes the story “Albert Takes the Cake,” by Walt Kelly. Cover illustration by H. R. McBride. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: 1942. Cover price: 10¢.

Notes

"Albert Takes the Cake" is the first Pogo story, and the first appearance of Pogo Possum and Albert the Alligator. Albert the Alligator was the original title of the feature. The story ends with the infamous panel of the black child Bumbazine eating watermelon.



Police Comics #13.

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Published on September 9, 1942. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Presenting the Man Who Can’t Be Harmed,” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “Johnny Marston,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Reed Crandall. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: November 1942. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

“Johnny Marston” was originally published in newspapers on June 30, 1940.



Fairy Tale Parade #3.

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Published on September 15, 1942. Edited by Oskar Lebeck. The comic features adaptations of Washington Irving's “Rip Van Winkle,” and the Brothers Grimm's “The Wolf and the Seven Kids,” both by Walt Kelly. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: October-November 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, Vol. 3, No. 1 [#25].

Published on September 15, 1942. Edited by Alice Nielsen [Cobb]. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: K. K. [Dell]. Cover/indicia date: October 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Detective Comics #69.

Published on September 22, 1942. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth, Murray Boltnoff, and Mort Weisinger. Cover illustration by Jerry Robinson. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. St. Louis: Detective [DC]. Cover/indicia date: November 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Sensation Comics #12.

Published on October 3, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “Paula von Gunther and the Disappearing Island,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: December 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #14.

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Published on October 9, 1942. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “Oh, Plastic Man!” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “Eldas Thayer,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Gill Fox. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: December 1942. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

“Eldas Thayer” was originally published in newspapers on July 21, 1940.



Captain Marvel Adventures #17.

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Published on October 16, 1942. Edited by Ralph Daigh. The comic includes the story “The Sky People,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Louisville: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: November 13, 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Wonder Woman #2.

Published on October 17, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic features the story “Mars Is Triumphant!” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Wonder Woman [DC]. Cover/indicia date: Fall 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Sensation Comics #13.

Published on November 3, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “Wonder Woman Is Dead!” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: January 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Police Comics #15.

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Published on November 11, 1942. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “The Weather Weapon,” by Jack Cole. It also includes The Spirit story “Mr. Midnight,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Gill Fox. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: January 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

“Mr. Midnight" was originally published in newspapers on July 14, 1940.



Captain Marvel Adventures #18.

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Published on November 13, 1942. Edited by Ralph Daigh. The comic includes the story “The Three Wishes of Tim Tucker,” by C. C. Beck & Otto Binder. Cover illustration by C. C. Beck. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Fawcett. Cover/indicia date: December 11, 1942. Cover price: 10¢.



Archie Comics #1.

Published on November 15, 1942. Edited by Harry Shorten. Cover illustration by Bob Montana. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. St. Louis: MLJ [Archie]. Cover/indicia date: Winter 1942. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

This is the first issue of the eponymous Archie series.



Detective Comics #71.

Published on November 17, 1942. Edited by Whitney Ellsworth, Murray Boltinoff, and Mort Weisinger. Cover illustration by Jerry Robinson. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. St. Louis: Detective [DC]. Cover/indicia date: January 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Fairy Tale Parade #4.

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Published on November 17, 1942. Edited by Oskar Lebeck. The comic includes the original story "The Lost Prince," and an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story "The Travelling Musicians," both by Walt Kelly. Cover illustration by Walt Kelly. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Dell. Cover/indicia date: December 1942-January 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Sensation Comics #14.

Published on December 1, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “The Fir Tree’s Story” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: J. R. [DC]. Cover/indicia date: February 1943. Cover price: 10¢.



Comic Cavalcade #1.

Published on December 5, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic includes the Wonder Woman story “Mystery of the House of Seven Gables,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Frank Harry. Standard-format comic book. Cardboard cover. Color interiors. 96 pages. New York: Gainlee [DC]. Cover/indicia date: Winter 1942. Cover price: 15¢.



Police Comics #16.

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Published on December 11, 1942. Edited by John Beardsley. The comic includes the Plastic Man story “The Revenge of Chief Great Warrior,” by Jack Cole. It also includes the The Spirit story “Palyachi the Clown Killer,” by Will Eisner. Cover illustration by Gill Fox. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. Buffalo: Comic Magazines [Quality]. Cover/indicia date: February 1943. Cover price: 10¢.

Note

“Palyachi the Clown Killer" was originally published in newspapers on July 28, 1940.



Wonder Woman #3.

Published on December 15, 1942. Edited by Sheldon Mayer. The comic features the story “Doom on Diana’s Day,” by William Moulton Marston & Harry G. Peter. Cover illustration by Harry G. Peter. Standard-format comic book. Color interiors. 64 pages. New York: Wonder Woman [DC]. Cover/indicia date: February-March 1943. Cover price: 10¢.


Next: January 1943 to May 1943.

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