(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:
occult; superhero
Characters:
The Spectre
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Spectre now has white skin.

[The Boys from Nowhere] [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:
occult; 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)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel; Harry Lampert; Jon L. Blummer; Bernard Baily
Inks:
Creig Flessel; Harry Lampert; Jon L. Blummer; Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Ad has a picture of the cover of All Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #1 plus little vignettes of the Sandman, the Spectre, Flash, and Ultra-Man in front of the logos of their respective titles (Adventure, More Fun, Flash Comics, and All-American Comics).
"For thrills and adventure don't miss this first issue of All-Star Comics... contains all brand-new episodes of the headline features from four of America's leading comic magazines! Soon on sale at all newsstands!" Description from Barry Sandoval via the error list (January 2007).

[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; Intro: O'Toole
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; Villains: The Society of Assassins; The Grand Assassin.

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

[The Card Cheat] (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 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:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Villains: Magno the Mighty, Legions of the Styx.
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)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Vignette of Superman with Action logo behind him and same for Sandman/Adventure, Batman/Detective, Green Lantern/All-American, Spectre/More Fun, and Flash/Flash Comics. Info from Barry Sandoval. (January 2007).

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

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman

Indexer Notes

House ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #1. "- And don't miss this one! All BRAND NEW adventures of the BATMAN and ROBIN, the original Boy Wonder... NOW ON SALE! at all newsstands". Info from Barry Sandoval (January 2007).

Inks verified by Jerry Robinson.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spectre
  2. 1. [The Boys from Nowhere] [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. [The Card Cheat]
    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:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes