(May 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:
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.

["$33,267 a minute will be spent by the U. S. Government in 1942!"] (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:
?

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

["Gordon Slade steals $100,000 worth of uncut diamonds in a daring daylight robbery..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

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.

["The pawnbroker's symbols of 3 balls..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

["Adventurer of the air, Captain Desmo, fearless and famed flyer...."] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Desmo

["Bands on men's hats are a hangover from the custom..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

["Larry Trent and Sandy Keene are patrolling their beat when suddenly a speeding sedan roars past!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad

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

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

["From the depths of the jungles of hot Sumatra..."] (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

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

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

["Biff Bronson and his pal, Dan Druff, emerge from a neighborhood theatre..."] (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

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)

["It is pay day, far up in the north timber lands..."] (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 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