(October 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-08-28
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

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[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.

[no title indexed] (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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Captain, we heard...
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While Larry Trent and Sandy Kean gun their squad car to the limit...
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Help! Help!" "What goes on??
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I won't! I won't! I won't shake his hand!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mountain highway leading into the Canadian Mountain Preserve...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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