(October 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)
Color:
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-47); Full Color (#48 onwards)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

[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
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Menace of Xnon] (Table of Contents: 2)

The 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]; Xnon (villain); Wayne Grant; The Chief
Synopsis:
The Spectre is blamed for the disappearance of the Black Chief Limited, and, since he wasn't there at the time, decides to investigate and comes up against an adversary as powerful as he! When called into account for his battle against the forces of evil, he tells the mysterious "voice" that he faces a foe that may defeat him, and requests help, to which the Spectre receives the Ring of Life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

["For swell vacation reading..."] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Golden Flames (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Congo Bill and the Monkey-Men (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth ?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; James Kent; Gloria Desmond; Mr. Desmond; ape men
Synopsis:
Bill and Professor Kent help Gloria find her father, living as an amnesiac among ape men.
Keywords:
amnesia; missing links; seaplanes

Indexer Notes

Some of the hallmarks of the scripter of the Congo Bill feature in More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #56-69 are here.

["Yes, Captain, we heard..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

More Fun Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Page is mostly small ads for stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth; Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["While Larry Trent and Sandy Kean gun their squad car to the limit..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]

Combat (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

In the War Zone (Table of Contents: 12)

Lieutenant Bob Neal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Hirsch
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman
Inks:
Rusty Lehman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bob Neal

["Help! Help!" "What goes on??"] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson

Here It Is - Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Swiss Family Robinson by David Wyss (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["I won't! I won't! I won't shake his hand!"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Hal Sherman
Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["The mountain highway leading into the Canadian Mountain Preserve..."] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Lehti
Inks:
John Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk

[The Menace of the Little Men] (Table of Contents: 18)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; The Norns (villains)
Synopsis:
The discovery of foot high Gnomes or dwarves spurs Inza to contact Fate to look into the situation, and finds them attacking New York City!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Menace of Xnon]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. ["For swell vacation reading..."]
    New York World's Fair Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  5. 4. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  6. 5. The Golden Flames
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. Congo Bill and the Monkey-Men
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. ["Yes, Captain, we heard..."]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth; Butterfinger
  11. 10. ["While Larry Trent and Sandy Kean gun their squad car to the limit..."]
    Radio Squad
  12. 11. Combat
  13. 12. In the War Zone
    Lieutenant Bob Neal
  14. 13. ["Help! Help!" "What goes on??"]
    Biff Bronson
  15. 14. Here It Is - Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  16. 15. The Swiss Family Robinson by David Wyss
    Monthly Book Review
  17. 16. ["I won't! I won't! I won't shake his hand!"]
    Silly Situations
  18. 17. ["The mountain highway leading into the Canadian Mountain Preserve..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  19. 18. [The Menace of the Little Men]
    Doctor Fate
  20. 19. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes