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(June 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-05-01
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 457916.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Wotan
Reprints:

[Terror at Lytell's] (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]; Bentley (villain, intro)
Synopsis:
Bentley of Bentley Wholesalers threatens individuals who refuse to do business with him, so the Ghostly Guardian decides to investigate and bring the felon to justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 2007-11-06.

[Tale of a Shirt] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Albert Sulman (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; Vito DeNoia

[Gabby Disappears] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Gabby; the Grand Assassin (villain)

The Spy (Table of Contents)

Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
book reviews

[Fur Chiselers] (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 Keene; Larry Trent]

[Transfer to Newport News] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Hirsch (signed)
Pencils:
Russ Lehman (signed)
Inks:
Russ Lehman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Bob Neal; Tubby
Synopsis:
Bob and Tubby are assigned to gather a huge oil tanker bound for a "neutral" port.

Memory Test (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Shute (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Search for Africa's Ancient Ruins] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill (introduction); Toto (death); Professor Kent; The Skull (villain)

Indexer Notes

This is the first appearance of Congo Bill.

The Jade Hatchet (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

["On a dark night, a furtive horseman sits ..."] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Coat Patrol; Black Hawk

[The Search for 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:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Wotan (villain); Inza Kramer
Synopsis:
Taking Inza with him to the region of the Styx, Dr. Fate is seeking Wotan, but is informed he is still alive and threatening to blow up the world!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves. Synopsis added by Craig Delich 2007-11-06.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [Terror at Lytell's]
    The Spectre
  3. 2. [Tale of a Shirt]
    Biff Bronson
  4. 3. [Gabby Disappears]
    Captain Desmo
  5. 4. The Spy
    Monthly Book Review
  6. 5. [Fur Chiselers]
    Radio Squad
  7. 6. [Transfer to Newport News]
    Lieut. Bob Neal
  8. 7. Memory Test
  9. 8. [The Search for Africa's Ancient Ruins]
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. The Jade Hatchet
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  11. 10. ["On a dark night, a furtive horseman sits ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  12. 11. [The Search for Wotan]
    Doctor Fate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Stangas
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes