Come and join us at the Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015. This will be an historic meeting, where more of us will meet face-to-face than ever before. Visit us on Facebook and let us know you are coming, and we will make arrangements to meet!

(November 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)
Color:
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-46 or 47); Full Color (#47 or 48 onwards)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints:

[The Golden Curse Deaths] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Chief; Clarice Winston; Wayne Grant; "The Spectre" [Gustaf Gilroy] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Detective Corrigan is given orders to hunt down and arrest the Spectre for doing such a good job rounding up the criminal element of the city and making the Police look bad...and he does arrest the "Spectre," only a false one!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Spectre lives in Center City. Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich. First line "No one knows that Jim Corrigan, hard-fisted detective, is in reality the earthbound Spectre..."

Here It Is - Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Now on Sale (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Mystery Plane (Table of Contents)

Detective Sergeant Carey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Donohoe
Pencils:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Inks:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy; Henshaw; Jones
Synopsis:
Carey investigates sabotage at a plant building a new airplane.

The Madman of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth ?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Prof Kent; Allen Colby; Jean Villon
Synopsis:
Bill helps an escaped convict prove his innocence.

["Hold her steady, Captain!"] (Table of Contents)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Gabby McGuire; Captain Smythe; Trudy West; Count Lindar
Synopsis:
In Hong Kong, Captain Desmo corrals a ring of spies that use a submarine for their base.

Listen to the Superman Radio Program (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

["Don't worry about it - We'll finish it in the morning!"] (Table of Contents)

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

4 gags.

["We find Radio Patrol Car K-7 patrolling the warehouse district..."] (Table of Contents)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Kean]; Manny Wein; Mr. Dexter
Synopsis:
Larry and Sandy investigate an arson case that seems to be tied to the mayoral election.

Blue Lights (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Summers (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray (signed)
Inks:
Fred Ray (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Bob and his friend, Tubby, are naval attaches..."] (Table of Contents)

Lieutenant Bob Neal of Sub. 662 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Hirsch (signed)
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Inks:
Russ Lehman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; military
Characters:
Bob Neal; Tubby; King Peter; Maria; Prince Frederic
Synopsis:
Bob is caught up in a war between Moravia and Bulgonia.

["Biff is the prisoner of Dr. Zabkin, who plans to change him..."] (Table of Contents)

Biff Bronson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Sulman (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Colosso; Dr. Zabkin (villain); Titan
Synopsis:
Dr. Zabkin has a formula that can make men either bigger or smaller.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

More Fun Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page is mostly ads from stamp dealers.

Tom Brown's School Days (Table of Contents)

Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Thomas Hughes
Letters:
typeset

["We're almost to the top of the mountain, Black Hawk ..."] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk
Synopsis:
Black Hawk and 0'Malley chase a bandit through the hills.

[Menace of the Nebula] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; The Globe Men (villains)
Synopsis:
A mysterious space globe threatens to rip Earth out of its orbit, so Dr. Fate journeys to the planet of the Globe Men to take out their menace forever. Then he spends the last page defeating a mad scientist in South America.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate wears no gloves and his cape is yellow again. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. First line: "Man of many weird mysteries! Master of the cults of black magic of ancient Egypt and Chaldea!"

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [The Golden Curse Deaths]
    The Spectre
  3. 2. Here It Is - Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  4. 3. Now on Sale
    New York World's Fair Comics
  5. 4. The Mystery Plane
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  6. 5. The Madman of the Jungle
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. ["Hold her steady, Captain!"]
    Captain Desmo
  8. 7. Listen to the Superman Radio Program
  9. 8. ["Don't worry about it - We'll finish it in the morning!"]
    Silly Situations
  10. 9. ["We find Radio Patrol Car K-7 patrolling the warehouse district..."]
    Radio Squad
  11. 10. Blue Lights
  12. 11. ["Bob and his friend, Tubby, are naval attaches..."]
    Lieutenant Bob Neal of Sub. 662
  13. 12. ["Biff is the prisoner of Dr. Zabkin, who plans to change him..."]
    Biff Bronson
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  15. 14. Tom Brown's School Days
    Book Review
  16. 15. ["We're almost to the top of the mountain, Black Hawk ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  17. 16. [Menace of the Nebula]
    Doctor Fate
  18. 17. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes