(May 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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)

Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
The Spectre
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Golden Age Spectre Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1

[The Incredible Robberies] (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Chief; Deeja Kathoon (Villain)
Synopsis:
A series of baffling crimes in Cliffland leads the Chief to suspect the Spectre is behind them, but Corrigan knows better, discovering a man so adept in black magic that he can materialize spirits to accomplish his crimes.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Golden Age Spectre Archives (DC, 2003 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-17-07.

The Sky Hijackers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joe Donohoe
Pencils:
Joe Donohoe
Inks:
Joe Donohoe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sergeant Carey

[The Daring Daylight Diamond Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in this title; continues in Action Comics #37

[Adventure in Central America] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo

Riddle of the Statuette (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad

The Flying Dragons (Table of Contents)

Lance Larkin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold Sharp
Inks:
Harold Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Lance Larkin

The Mystery Message (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert Sulman
Pencils:
Joe Sulman
Inks:
Joe Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson

[Death in the Saloon] (Table of Contents)

Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Lehti
Inks:
John Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley

[The Origin of Dr. Fate] (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:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Nabu (Intro); Sven Nelson; Inza Kramer; Nergal, Lord of the Underworld (Villain)
Synopsis:
In 1920 young Kent Nelson and his father explore the mysteries of the pyramids, there Kent meets Nabu the Wise, an exile from the planet Cilia, who helped build the pyramids. Nabu trains Kent in the mysteries of the universe until Kent assumes the role of Dr. Fate.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #95 (December 1971)
  • in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #9 (May 1981)
  • in Weird Secret Origins (DC, 2004 series) #nn
  • in Golden Age Doctor Fate Archives (DC, 2007 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Weird Secret Origins incorrectly credits this story to More Fun 55. Lettering credit added by Craig Delich 11-17-07.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spectre
  2. 1. [The Incredible Robberies]
    Spectre
  3. 2. The Sky Hijackers
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  4. 3. [The Daring Daylight Diamond Robbery]
    Congo Bill
  5. 4. [Adventure in Central America]
    Captain Desmo
  6. 5. Riddle of the Statuette
    Radio Squad
  7. 6. The Flying Dragons
    Lance Larkin
  8. 7. The Mystery Message
    Biff Bronson
  9. 8. [Death in the Saloon]
    Red Coat Patrol
  10. 9. [The Origin of Dr. Fate]
    Doctor Fate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes