(November 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-09-27
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)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]
Reprints

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

Superman Krypto-Raygun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Golden Curse Deaths] (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]; The Chief; Clarice Winston; Wayne Grant; "The Spectre" [Gustaf Gilroy] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Detective Corrigan is given orders to hunt down and arrest the Spectre for doing such a good job rounding up the criminal element of the city and making the Police look bad...and he does arrest the "Spectre," only a false one!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spectre lives in Center City. Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich. First line "No one knows that Jim Corrigan, hard-fisted detective, is in reality the earthbound Spectre..."

Here It Is - Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 3)

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #2, with cover repro.

Now on Sale (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for New York World's Fair Comics (DC, 1939 series) #[2], with cover repro.

The Mystery Plane (Table of Contents: 5)

Detective Sergeant Carey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Donohoe
Pencils
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Inks
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy; Henshaw; Jones
Synopsis
Carey investigates sabotage at a plant building a new airplane.

The Madman of the Jungle (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; Prof Kent; Allen Colby; Jean Villon
Synopsis
Bill helps an escaped convict prove his innocence.

[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
Hold her steady, Captain!
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby McGuire; Captain Smythe; Trudy West; Count Lindar
Synopsis
In Hong Kong, Captain Desmo corrals a ring of spies that use a submarine for their base.

Listen to the Superman Radio Program (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Hal Sherman (signed)
Pencils
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't worry about it - We'll finish it in the morning!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

4 gags.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We find Radio Patrol Car K-7 patrolling the warehouse district...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Kean]; Manny Wein; Mr. Dexter
Synopsis
Larry and Sandy investigate an arson case that seems to be tied to the mayoral election.

Blue Lights (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Albert Summers (credited)
Pencils
Fred Ray (signed)
Inks
Fred Ray (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Lieutenant Bob Neal of Sub. 662 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Hirsch (signed)
Pencils
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Inks
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob and his friend, Tubby, are naval attaches...
Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Bob Neal; Tubby; King Peter; Maria; Prince Frederic
Synopsis
Bob is caught up in a war between Moravia and Bulgonia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Albert Sulman (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sulman (signed)
Inks
Joe Sulman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Biff is the prisoner of Dr. Zabkin, who plans to change him...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson; Colosso; Dr. Zabkin (villain); Titan
Synopsis
Dr. Zabkin has a formula that can make men either bigger or smaller.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page is mostly ads from stamp dealers.

Tom Brown's School Days (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Thomas Hughes
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're almost to the top of the mountain, Black Hawk...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk
Synopsis
Black Hawk and 0'Malley chase a bandit through the hills.

[Menace of the Nebula] (Table of Contents: 20)

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 Globe Men (villains)
Synopsis
A mysterious space globe threatens to rip Earth out of its orbit, so Dr. Fate journeys to the planet of the Globe Men to take out their menace forever. Then he spends the last page defeating a mad scientist in South America.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate wears no gloves and his cape is yellow again. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich. First line: "Man of many weird mysteries! Master of the cults of black magic of ancient Egypt and Chaldea!"

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

House ad for Action Comics, Adventure Comics, Detective Comics, All-American Comics, More Fun Comics, and Flash Comics.

Be a Cowboy! (Table of Contents: 22)

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Harman (signed)
Inks
Fred Harman (signed)
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  3. 2. [The Golden Curse Deaths]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. Here It Is - Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  5. 4. Now on Sale
    New York World's Fair Comics
  6. 5. The Mystery Plane
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. The Madman of the Jungle
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. ["Hold her steady, Captain!"]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. Listen to the Superman Radio Program
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
  11. 10. ["Don't worry about it - We'll finish it in the morning!"]
    Silly Situations
  12. 11. ["We find Radio Patrol Car K-7 patrolling the warehouse district..."]
    Radio Squad
  13. 12. Blue Lights
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. ["Bob and his friend, Tubby, are naval attaches..."]
    Lieutenant Bob Neal of Sub. 662
  16. 15. ["Biff is the prisoner of Dr. Zabkin, who plans to change him..."]
    Biff Bronson
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  18. 17. Tom Brown's School Days
    Book Review
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
  20. 19. ["We're almost to the top of the mountain, Black Hawk..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  21. 20. [Menace of the Nebula]
    Doctor Fate
  22. 21. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  23. 22. Be a Cowboy!
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • 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