(October 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 (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:
Keywords:
Kriegsmarine; submarines; swastikas; u-boats; World War II

Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents)

Message to Our Readers / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Announces the formation of an outside advisory board to oversee DC comic stories and make sure they are wholesome. Dr. Robert Thorndyke; Ruth Eastwood Perl; Gene Tunney; Dr. C. Bowie Millican; and Josette Frank are the original members.

[Spiezel] (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hiram Spiezel (villain)
Synopsis:
An ancient demon possesses a simple farmer and turns him into a capitalist robber baron.

Indexer Notes

Not signed by Jerry Siegel; letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It's A Laff / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

[The Invisible Bandits] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]

[The Double-Bar-O Mystery] (Table of Contents)

Clip Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson; Miss Preston; Rose Folwell; Happy Harry Hicks; Knife McGurk
Synopsis:
Clip is on vacation in the American west.

The Reluctant Dragon (Table of Contents)

Good Books and Movies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A review of the Disney movie, "The Reluctant Dragon".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Funnies / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

Missing Envoy (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy; Dr. Sen Yen (villain)
Synopsis:
A Chinese diplomat is kidnapped.

Mystery of the Music Murders (Table of Contents)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger
Pencils:
Ed Moore ?
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; The Murder Maestro (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; military

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Gags / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Hook (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; The Hook (villain); Capt. Tremel

Nose For News (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Gordon (signed)
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[Ring of Thieves] (Table of Contents)

Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley; Dill; Black Hawk

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest Kiddin' / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (Signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (Signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (Signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray McGill ?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 11-27-07.

[The Forger] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 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 Cramer; Grandmother Kramer; Grandfather Kramer; Fingers Beaumont (villain); Ricki
Synopsis:
Inza visits her grandparents' farm and discovers a gang of criminals has been stealing money from farmers' bank accounts.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half mask for the first time and is overcome by gas vapors. Inza's last name revealed for the first time? Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board
    Message to Our Readers
  3. 2. [Spiezel]
    Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    It's A Laff
  5. 4. [The Invisible Bandits]
    Radio Squad
  6. 5. [The Double-Bar-O Mystery]
    Clip Carson
  7. 6. The Reluctant Dragon
    Good Books and Movies
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Funnies
  9. 8. Missing Envoy
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  10. 9. Mystery of the Music Murders
    Johnny Quick
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Private Pete
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Gags
  13. 12. The Hook
    Captain Desmo
  14. 13. Nose For News
  15. 14. [Ring of Thieves]
    Red Coat Patrol
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jest Kiddin'
  17. 16. [The Forger]
    Doctor Fate
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