(January-February 1966)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1965-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date from house ad in The Flash (DC, 1959 series) #158.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st Spectre

The Magic Card! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
teen

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover, in black and white.

War That Shook the Universe (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spectre; Jim Corrigan; Azmodus; Stefan Miklos; Millicent Olcott; Paul Nevers
Synopsis:
The Spectre confronts the evil Azmodus, who has taken over the body of Paul Nevers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
seance

Indexer Notes

Revival of the character. This issue explains why he has not been seen in 20 years. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [May 2008]. The character Stefan Miklos is a thinly disguised rendition of real-life alleged psychic Peter Hurkos. The story is divided into three parts, with pages 8, 18 and 24 just 0.33 page each, shared with various house ads.

"I just can't get Pete to keep his room neat." (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Pete's father gets him to pick up all this stuff on his bedroom floor by giving him a model car racing set.

Indexer Notes

Follows page 18 of Sequence 2.

Origin of the Spectre (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Spectre (Jim Corrigan)
Reprints:
  • from the cover of More Fun comics (DC, 1936 series) #52, February 1940.

Indexer Notes

Opposite Sequence 3; reprints cover of More Fun #52. Originally credited to Gardner Fox. Error pointed out by Ted Watson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. The Magic Card!
  3. 2. War That Shook the Universe
    The Spectre
  4. 3. "I just can't get Pete to keep his room neat."
    Little Pete
  5. 4. Origin of the Spectre
    Spectre
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ted Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner