(May 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-03-26
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
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (also inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Incredible Robberies] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily Isgned)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Chief; Deeja Kathoon (villain)
Synopsis
A series of baffling crimes in Cliffland leads the Chief to suspect the Spectre is behind them, but Corrigan knows better, discovering a man so adept in black magic that he can materialize spirits to accomplish his crimes.
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
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
$33,267 a minute will be spent by the U. S. Government in 1942!
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Junior Auto Club / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Sky Hijackers (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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gordon Slade steals $100,000 worth of uncut diamonds in a daring daylight robbery...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in this title; continues in Action Comics #37.

Script credit added by Craig Delich, per the Who's Who, which credits only Ellsworth writing this feature in 1941.

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

Yes, It's True / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The pawnbroker's symbols of 3 balls...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

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
Adventurer of the air, Captain Desmo, fearless and famed flyer....
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bands on men's hats are a hangover from the custom...
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry Trent and Sandy Keene are patrolling their beat when suddenly a speeding sedan roars past!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad

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

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

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

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 depths of the jungles of hot Sumatra...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lance Larkin

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 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, emerge from a neighborhood theatre...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson

Daredevil (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
George Shute
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
It is pay day, far up in the north timber lands...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley

[The Origin of Dr. Fate] (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] (origin); Inza Cramer; Nabu (introduction); Sven Nelson (archaeologist, Kent's father, death); a "haunted" man; Nergal, Lord of the Underworld (villain)
Synopsis
In 1920, young Kent Nelson and his father explore the mysteries of the pyramids, there Kent meets Nabu the Wise, an exile from the planet Cilia, who helped build the pyramids. Nabu trains Kent in the mysteries of the universe until Kent assumes the role of Dr. Fate.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; Planet Cilia

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit by Craig Delich.

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

Daisy Air Rifles / 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. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  3. 2. [The Incredible Robberies]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. ["$33,267 a minute will be spent by the U. S. Government in 1942!"]
    Facts
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Junior Auto Club
  6. 5. The Sky Hijackers
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. ["Gordon Slade steals $100,000 worth of uncut diamonds in a daring daylight robbery..."]
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. ["The pawnbroker's symbols of 3 balls..."]
    Yes, It's True
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Comics; Starman
  10. 9. ["Adventurer of the air, Captain Desmo, fearless and famed flyer...."]
    Captain Desmo
  11. 10. ["Bands on men's hats are a hangover from the custom..."]
    It's a Fact
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
  13. 12. ["Larry Trent and Sandy Keene are patrolling their beat when suddenly a speeding sedan roars past!"]
    Radio Squad
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  15. 14. ["From the depths of the jungles of hot Sumatra..."]
    Lance Larkin
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comics
  17. 16. ["Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, emerge from a neighborhood theatre..."]
    Biff Bronson
  18. 17. Daredevil
  19. 18. Superman Is on the Radio
    The Adventures of Superman
  20. 19. ["It is pay day, far up in the north timber lands..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  21. 20. [The Origin of Dr. Fate]
    Doctor Fate
  22. 21. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes