(April 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-26
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

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

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

[The World within the Paintings] (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; Clarice Winston
Synopsis
The Spectre has his hands full trying to battle horrible monsters that are slaughtering people in the city and trying to save the life of Clarice at the same time.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

Facts! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me gettum tax collector!
Genre
non-fiction

For Thrills and Adventure, Don't Miss This Issue! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Captive Ship (Table of Contents: 5)

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

The Moon Orchid (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Mesabis (African tribe); James Kent; Nagi
Synopsis
Bill and the professor secure the rare moon orchid and rescue a man held captive by the Mesabis for ten years.
Keywords
amputation; flower worship; idols; nitroglycerin; orchids

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

More Fun Stamp Page / 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
High over the Java Sea, a speedy amphibian wings its way...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby; Captain Mains (villain); Nick Black; Commissioner Frahd (villain)
Synopsis
As a favor to his friend, engineer Nick Black, Desmo investigates a "Voodoo King" who has run off the native workers in his iron mine.
Keywords
Java Sea; Kangean Islands; Vought OS2U

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

Facts! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Persian snake charmers say that...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

[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
A scream in the night - an old man's body...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad

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

Quiz.. / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1. In what language do the post offices of the world communicate?
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the burning Arabian sands to the temple bells of India's historic Rangoon...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural; jungle
Characters
Lance Larkin (introduction); Eve Norman; Zordoff (villain); Mr. Norman
Synopsis
Larkin uses salt to cure the zombified natives Zordoff used to steal Norman's gold mine. Then he arrests Zordoff and gives the thousand pound reward to the Normans.
Keywords
Padang; Rangoon

Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott (Table of Contents: 14)

Book Review / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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 having dinner...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson

In Fighting Form (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Peter E. Black
Pencils
Fred Ray (signed)
Inks
Fred Ray (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Superman Is on the Radio (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / 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
While making his rounds up in the North Woods...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley

[The Leopard Girl] (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]; Inza Kramer; Leopard Girl [Helen]; Ray Knight; Sarkiss (villain)
Synopsis
Doctor Fate exposes a supernatural fraud that is drugging a woman, giving her mottled skin like that of a leopard, then reveals his identity to Inza.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (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. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  3. 2. [The World within the Paintings]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. ["Me gettum tax collector!"]
    Facts!
  5. 4. For Thrills and Adventure, Don't Miss This Issue!
    All-Star Comics
  6. 5. The Captive Ship
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. The Moon Orchid
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  9. 8. ["High over the Java Sea, a speedy amphibian wings its way..."]
    Captain Desmo
  10. 9. ["Persian snake charmers say that..."]
    Facts!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Comics; Starman
  12. 11. ["A scream in the night - an old man's body..."]
    Radio Squad
  13. 12. ["1. In what language do the post offices of the world communicate?"]
    Quiz..
  14. 13. ["From the burning Arabian sands to the temple bells of India's historic Rangoon..."]
    Lance Larkin
  15. 14. Little Men, by Louisa May Alcott
    Book Review
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ["Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, are having dinner..."]
    Biff Bronson
  18. 17. In Fighting Form
  19. 18. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  20. 19. ["While making his rounds up in the North Woods..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  21. 20. [The Leopard Girl]
    Doctor Fate
  22. 21. Colossal! Terrific! Stupendous!
    World's Best Comics
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
  24. 23. [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
  • Darci
  • Matthew Head
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes