(March 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 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

[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

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

["We find Congo Bill, adventurer, and his friend, Professor Kent, staying at a hotel in a large South African city..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
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)

["Captain Desmo and Gabby are adventuring in India..."] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo

["In Tibet there are no cemeteries..."] (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:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

["The Melting Pot, a crowded, seething tenament [sic] district..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad

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

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

["I've been robbed!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

Gags / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

["In the unrest that characterizes Arabia in these troubled times..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold Sharp (signed)
Inks:
Harold Sharp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Lance Larkin

["Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, are cruising in the Atlantic..."] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
Albert Sulman
Pencils:
Joe Sulman
Inks:
Joe Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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)

["On a cold winter night, a desperate figure looks down with hateful eyes..."] (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:
?

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 most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes