(June 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

[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

[The Horse Thieves] (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:
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. [The Horse Thieves]
    Red Coat Patrol
  12. 11. [The Search for Wotan]
    Doctor Fate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes