(February 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-12-27
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)

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) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Ghost of Elmer Watson] (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; Elmer Watson
Synopsis
Elmer Watson comes back to avenge his own death, something that causes the Spectre more headaches than problems solved.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Blasting Gang (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Joe Donohoe
Pencils
Joe Donohoe
Inks
Joe Donohoe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sgt. Carey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes trouble!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; James Kent; O'Toole (chimpanzee); Jack Brent; Santu; Tate
Synopsis
Bill and the professor expose a real estate fraud.
Keywords
disguise; rhinoceroses

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

True-isms.. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sphinx is a Greek word for a creature...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

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
As our story opens, we find Captain Desmo and his pal...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo

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

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twenty-four hours a day guardians of law and order...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad

The Wildcat Strikes (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Gilbert
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

The Arab Avalanche (Table of Contents: 12)

Lance Larkin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Sharp [as HWS] (signed)
Inks
Harold Sharp [as HWS] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lance Larkin

[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
Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, are visiting Biff's Uncle Jim...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson

Our Flag (Table of Contents: 14)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff [as Bolty] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Adventure Comics; Hourman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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: 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
Two old sourdoughs, veterans of many a gold rush ...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley

[The Menace of Mayoor] (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; Mayoor (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Fate and Inza visit an ancient temple and run smack into Mayoor, the ancient evil Mayan god, who puts Inza under his evil spell.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

At the Top of the Field! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Baby Ruth / 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]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. [The Ghost of Elmer Watson]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  5. 4. The Blasting Gang
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  6. 5. ["Here comes trouble!"]
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. ["Sphinx is a Greek word for a creature..."]
    True-isms..
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  9. 8. ["As our story opens, we find Captain Desmo and his pal..."]
    Captain Desmo
  10. 9. ["Twenty-four hours a day guardians of law and order..."]
    Radio Squad
  11. 10. The Wildcat Strikes
  12. 11. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  13. 12. The Arab Avalanche
    Lance Larkin
  14. 13. ["Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, are visiting Biff's Uncle Jim..."]
    Biff Bronson
  15. 14. Our Flag
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Comics; Hourman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  18. 17. ["Two old sourdoughs, veterans of many a gold rush ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  19. 18. [The Menace of Mayoor]
    Doctor Fate
  20. 19. At the Top of the Field!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
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