(May 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-03-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 451429.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (also inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Spectre's skin is still grey and colored incorrectly in reprints.

[Zor] (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wayne Grant; Zor (villain); Clarice Winston (villain)
Synopsis:
The Spectre meets a foe who is as powerful as himself and works feverishly to overpower him before he can harm Clarice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Siegel's signature omitted from the Archives reprint.

Synopsis modified by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Stolen Pearls] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; Mrs. Druff (his mother)
Synopsis:
Crooks disguised as police detectives try to pull a scam on Dan.

[The Magnetic Mines] (Table of Contents)

Lt. Bob Neal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Hirsch
Pencils:
Russ Lehman
Inks:
Russ Lehman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Bob Neal; Tubby
Synopsis:
Enemy spies, disguised as a British freighter, try to blow up the Panama Canal.

Brand New Gun (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Britton Quigley (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Menace of Wotan] (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] (introduction); Inza Cramer (Fate's confidant); Wotan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Wotan kidnaps Inza to get at Dr. Fate, so Fate goes after him in order to rescue her and seemingly kills him in the end.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves, appears without a cape in many panels and appears without an origin.

Cover to this issue not reprinted in the archive edition.

Synopsis modified by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fun Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Baron Munchausen
Keywords:
book reviews

The Society of Assassins (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Gabby; Joyce Allen; Society of Assassins (villains)
Synopsis:
Gabby disguises himself as Joyce's father as part of a trap for the assassins.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rex / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[The Death-Threats] (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 [Sandy Keane; Larry Trent]; Derek Morely (villain)
Synopsis:
Derek Morely taunts the Squad with a list of murders he intends to carry out.

Death Stalks the Campus (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:
Detective Sgt. Carey; Sleepy
Synopsis:
Carey investigates deaths caused by vampire bats.

[The Wolf Master] (Table of Contents)

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; the Wolf Man (villain)

[Murder Mystery] (Table of Contents)

Bulldog Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Bulldog Martin
Synopsis:
Bulldog Martin uses his invisibility powers to uncover the culprit behind the murder of Joe Morgan's uncle.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. [Zor]
    The Spectre
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  4. 3. [The Stolen Pearls]
    Biff Bronson
  5. 4. [The Magnetic Mines]
    Lt. Bob Neal
  6. 5. Brand New Gun
  7. 6. [The Menace of Wotan]
    Doctor Fate
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fun Comics Monthly Book Review
  9. 8. The Society of Assassins
    Captain Desmo
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Rex
  11. 10. [The Death-Threats]
    Radio Squad
  12. 11. Death Stalks the Campus
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  13. 12. [The Wolf Master]
    Red Coat Patrol
  14. 13. [Murder Mystery]
    Bulldog Martin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes