(April 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)

[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.

["Me gettum tax collector!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Facts! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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)

["High over the Java Sea, a speedy amphibian wings its way..."] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo

["Persian snake charmers say that..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Facts! / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

["A scream in the night - an old man's body..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

["1. In what language do the post offices of the world communicate?"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["From the burning Arabian sands to the temple bells of India's historic Rangoon..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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)

["Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, are having dinner..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

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)

["While making his rounds up in the North Woods..."] (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 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)

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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
  • Matthew Head
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes