More Fun Comics #59 [15¢]
(September 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #59.


[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) /

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

[The Fur Hi-Jackers] (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]; Wayne Grant; the Chief
Synopsis
When asked to investigate the theft of furs, in a unresolved hi-jacking racket, Jim (as the Spectre) immediately sees that the truck driver is somehow involved with the thefts, which leads to a number of attempted killings of Detective Corrigan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 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 War God's Revenge (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
Synopsis
Carey investigates a robbery at the Chinese War Relief bureau.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A sleek seaplane circles the small African village in which Congo Bill and Professor Kent are staying...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Professor Kent; Gloria Desmond; Tondurs (African tribe)
Synopsis
Gloria Desmond searches for her father, lost in Africa before she was born.
Keywords
human sacrifices; idols; imposture; seaplanes; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The hallmarks of the writer of the Congo Bill feature in More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #56-58 are here: double exclamation points, "Prof," etc.

[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
Captain Desmo and Gabby, on their way to Calcutta...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby; Dr. Green; Rocky Symons; Mr. Prentiss; Miss Prentice
Synopsis
Desmo recues two Americans held prisoner by an unscupulous adventurer searching for a treasure map.

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

Red Pepper / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red is a funny lookin' mug!!!
Genre
humor; children

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

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
As Sandy Kean and Larry Kent cover their beat...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Kean]
Synopsis
Larry and Sandy answer a false alarm, find a murder victim, get captured by spies, find stolen government documents and somehow tie the whole thing together in six pages.

Indexer Notes

Larry Trent called Larry Kent in 1st caption.

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page mostly consists of ads from stamps dealers.

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

Bob Neal / 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
Pat's on the phone, Bob. She's all excited...
Genre
war
Characters
Bob Neal; Tubby; Pat Grant; Jim Dare; Margot Dare; P. T. Webley
Synopsis
Bob tries to help his friend falsely accused of espionage.

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

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
Biff Bronson and Dan Druff are making a leisurely automobile trip out west...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; Joe Cobb; Slade
Synopsis
The boys investigate suspicious activities in the hotel they're staying at. For one thing, their closet is filled with gasoline.

Man Hunt (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Shute (signed)
Pencils
Kenney (signed)
Inks
Kenney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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
O'Malley is on his way to meet Black Hawk for a fishing trip.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk
Synopsis
O'Malley and Black Hawk chase an escaped convict through river country.

[The Globe Men from Outer Space] (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Synopsis
A cruise ship is attacked by aliens from outer space. Fate discovers the aliens depend on power contained in glass globes that they always carry.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fate's cape is red. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

Gator Toughness - Cat Grip! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / 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]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. [The Fur Hi-Jackers]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain!
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  5. 4. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  6. 5. The War God's Revenge
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. ["A sleek seaplane circles the small African village in which Congo Bill and Professor Kent are staying..."]
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. ["Captain Desmo and Gabby, on their way to Calcutta..."]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. ["Red is a funny lookin' mug!!!"]
    Red Pepper
  10. 9. ["As Sandy Kean and Larry Kent cover their beat..."]
    Radio Squad
  11. 10. ["For swell vacation reading..."]
    All-Star Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    New York World's Fair Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  14. 13. ["Pat's on the phone, Bob. She's all excited..."]
    Bob Neal
  15. 14. ["Biff Bronson and Dan Druff are making a leisurely automobile trip out west..."]
    Biff Bronson
  16. 15. Man Hunt
  17. 16. ["O'Malley is on his way to meet Black Hawk for a fishing trip."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  18. 17. [The Globe Men from Outer Space]
    Doctor Fate
  19. 18. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  22. 21. Gator Toughness - Cat Grip!
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Alan Hutchinson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes