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(July 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)

Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Spectre now has white skin.

[The Return of Zor] (Table of Contents)

Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Professor Dale Ericks; Zor (villain); Wayne Grant; Clarice Winston
Synopsis:
A scientific professor accidently releases Zor from his hypnotic state, and the being convinces Grant that Corrigan has murdered Sgt. Dexter.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jerry Siegel's signature omitted from the Archive edition. The Spectre next appears in a solo story in All Star Comics #1. Letterer credit & synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-06-07.

The Royal Lurma Diamond (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:
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy

[Ad for All Star Comics #1] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Return of the Skull] (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; Professor Kent; The Skull; O'Toole (introduction)
Synopsis:
Bill is saved from the clutches of the Skull by a Chimpanzee, who he names O'Toole.

Wild Stallion (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alec Mayne (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Threatening the Assassins (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Gabby; The Society of Assassins (villains); The Grand Assassin (villain)

The Disappearing Baby Carriage (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]

[The Parachute Murders] (Table of Contents)

Lt. 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; Pat

[The Fortune-Teller] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff

["It is pay day at Moose Run ..."] (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:
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk

[The Fire Murders] (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]; Inza Kramer; Magno the Mighty (villain); Legions of the Styx (villains)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate follows up a lead when several men are discovered burned to death [with no outward sign] by the "Flame of Lambent".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves; synopsis added by Craig Delich 11-06-07.

["The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

["And don't miss this one!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spectre
  2. 1. [The Return of Zor]
    Spectre
  3. 2. The Royal Lurma Diamond
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  4. 3. [Ad for All Star Comics #1]
  5. 4. [Return of the Skull]
    Congo Bill
  6. 5. Wild Stallion
  7. 6. Threatening the Assassins
    Captain Desmo
  8. 7. The Disappearing Baby Carriage
    Radio Squad
  9. 8. [The Parachute Murders]
    Lt. Bob Neal
  10. 9. [The Fortune-Teller]
    Biff Bronson
  11. 10. ["It is pay day at Moose Run ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  12. 11. [The Fire Murders]
    Doctor Fate
  13. 12. ["The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!"]
  14. 13. ["And don't miss this one!"]
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes