(May 1940)

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)

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:
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes