(March 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics Inc.
Publisher's Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (uncredited)

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

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Dr. Mephisto] (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 (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; the Chief; The Blue Flame [Dr. Mephisto] (villain; introduction)
Synopsis
While the Spectre is being blamed for a rash of weird robberies involving the mysterior "Blue Flame," Jim Corrigan gets on the track of the real perpetrator, one Dr. Mephisto, magacian extraordinaire!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spectre and Jim Corrigan appear simultaneously for the first time. Writer Id by Martin O'Hearn. Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Undersea Espionage (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
Sergeant Carey

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (signed)
Inks
George Papp (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We find Congo Bill, adventurer, and his friend, Professor Kent, staying at a hotel in a large South African city...
Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Congo Bill; James Kent; Winston Darrow; Aladi Shami; Tori Sabu; Todd; Randu
Synopsis
Bill assists a gem collector in securing a cursed diamond.
Keywords
diamonds; poisoning; South Africa

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

More Fun Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Winiarski (signed)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Desmo and Gabby are adventuring in India...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo

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

It's a Fact! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Tibet there are no cemeteries...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Model Airplane Club / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
The Melting Pot, a crowded, seething tenament [sic] district...
Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Radio Squad

Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

World's Best Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been robbed!
Genre
humor

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the unrest that characterizes Arabia in these troubled times...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lance Larkin

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, are cruising in the Atlantic...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson

Retriever (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Cooper
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Split over two pages.

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[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
Inks
Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a cold winter night, a desperate figure looks down with hateful eyes...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley

[The Fish-Men of Nyarl-Amen] (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]; Nyarl-Amen (first appearance, villains, death)
Synopsis
Dr. Fate spots one of the Fish-Men of Nyarl-Amen in his crystal ball, from a dynasty of 50,000 years before, and sets out to stop them from over-running the globe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis modification added by Craig Delich.

Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All-Star No. 4! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (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. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  3. 2. [Dr. Mephisto]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. Undersea Espionage
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  6. 5. ["We find Congo Bill, adventurer, and his friend, Professor Kent, staying at a hotel in a large South African city..."]
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  8. 7. ["Captain Desmo and Gabby are adventuring in India..."]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. ["In Tibet there are no cemeteries..."]
    It's a Fact!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane Club
  11. 10. ["The Melting Pot, a crowded, seething tenament [sic] district..."]
    Radio Squad
  12. 11. Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous!
    World's Best Comics
  13. 12. ["I've been robbed!"]
    Gags
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. ["In the unrest that characterizes Arabia in these troubled times..."]
    Lance Larkin
  16. 15. ["Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, are cruising in the Atlantic..."]
    Biff Bronson
  17. 16. Retriever
  18. 17. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  20. 19. ["On a cold winter night, a desperate figure looks down with hateful eyes..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  21. 20. [The Fish-Men of Nyarl-Amen]
    Doctor Fate
  22. 21. Here's What You've Been Waiting For - All-Star No. 4!
    All-Star Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Matthew Head
  • Bob Hughes
  • Arthur Lortie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Jim Van Dore