(December 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-25
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

Indexer Notes

The Spectre is depicted in grey wash tones. The effect is completely eliminated in the Archive reprint.

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

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

[The Mad Creation of Professor Fenton] (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]; Professor James Fenton (death); The Brain (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Jim Corrigan tries to tie together the strange behavior of a noted professor and the unexplained bombings and threats coming from The Crime Lord, but it's the Spectre who discovers the good professor's ill-fated tampering with the forces of nature.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spectre is back in Cliffland. Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Giggles / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll have to take that picture back...
Genre
humor

The Missing Thoroughbred (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy; Col. Dardell
Synopsis
The Sergeant investigates a plot to fix a horse race.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Belknap Long ?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congo Bill, African adventurer, is acting as the guide of Professor Kent...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Prof. Kent; Condon; Cecil Vander
Synopsis
Bill rescues a kidnapped millionaire.
Keywords
hypnosis drugs; Praetoria; South Africa; Utangi Gap

Indexer Notes

None of the hallmarks of the scripter of the Congo Bill feature in More Fun Comics (DC, 1936) #56-58 are here. Bails' Who's Who indicates a script credit on Congo Bill for Long in 1940.

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

Flex-i-Track / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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
Through the calm waters of the Indian Ocean...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby

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

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Calling Car K-7! Calling Car K-7! Why haven't you reported, K-7?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Kean]

One-Way Trip (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Frederic Wells (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

The Superman Radio Program (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
Bob and Tubby are naval attaches of the American embassy in Moravia...
Genre
war
Characters
Bob Neal; Tubby; King Peter
Synopsis
Moravia and Bulgonia are still at war.

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

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
Now that's what I call a swell adventure!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff
Synopsis
Dan moans he never has any adventures, until he gets caught up in one.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page is mostly ads for stamps dealers.

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

Laffs / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doc, you tell my wife what's wrong with the food I eat!
Genre
humor

Flames of Death Leaped Upwards! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Lionel / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

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
O'Malley's captured my pardner, but he won't git away with it!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk

[Menace of the Metal Men] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Raymond Rall (Villain; Intro; Death)
Synopsis
A mad scientist Raymond Rall, builds robots to make war on Earth in order to eventually obtain a vast treasure that rightfully belongs to others.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fate still has no gloves. Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich.

Here It Is - Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (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 Mad Creation of Professor Fenton]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["You'll have to take that picture back..."]
    Giggles
  6. 5. The Missing Thoroughbred
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  8. 7. ["Congo Bill, African adventurer, is acting as the guide of Professor Kent..."]
    Congo Bill
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Flex-i-Track
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  11. 10. ["Through the calm waters of the Indian Ocean..."]
    Captain Desmo
  12. 11. ["Calling Car K-7! Calling Car K-7! Why haven't you reported, K-7?"]
    Radio Squad
  13. 12. One-Way Trip
  14. 13. The Superman Radio Program
    The Adventures of Superman
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. ["Bob and Tubby are naval attaches of the American embassy in Moravia..."]
    Bob Neal
  17. 16. ["Now that's what I call a swell adventure!"]
    Biff Bronson
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  19. 18. ["Doc, you tell my wife what's wrong with the food I eat!"]
    Laffs
  20. 19. Flames of Death Leaped Upwards!
    Lionel
  21. 20. ["O'Malley's captured my pardner, but he won't git away with it!"]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  22. 21. [Menace of the Metal Men]
    Doctor Fate
  23. 22. Here It Is - Better Than Ever!
    All-Star Comics
  24. 23. ["These 4 comic magazines..."]
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes