(June 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)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate
Reprints:

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Murder in Baranga Marsh] (Table of Contents: 2)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 10 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; Serge Roltavich; The Master (villain, introduction, death); Nasha (villain)
Synopsis:
A mad man invents a sound system that kills people at a distance and Dr. Fate sets out to halt the senseless murders that have already occurred.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Oddity: in the first few panels, Kent Nelson wears the golden cape of Dr. Fate. Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Energy in the Pinches (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Night of Terror (Table of Contents: 4)

Detective Sergeant Carey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Inks:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sergeant Carey; The Skarpis Gang (villain); Sleepy (villain); Mickey the Newsboy (villain)

["Awaiting a ship to take him home from Panama..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Clip Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Clip Carson; Major Denning; Capt. Payne; Mr. K; Nomina; Terru; Black Jack; Wiley

Indexer Notes

First appearance in this title; continues from Action Comics #36.

["I can't stop him officer..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Kidding / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ray McGill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray McGill (signed)
Inks:
Ray McGill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Having smashed the Fifth Column ring, Desmo is now trying to find Dr. Mause..."] (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; Gabby; Dr. Mause (villain); Jim Sherwood (villain)

The Justice Society of America Proudly Presents All-Star No. 5! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

["The waterfront of a seething city -- grim and mysterious -- a ship of mercy..."] (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 [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]; Teddy; Lorna

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

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Will you take it with you, sir..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["From the land of the 'Flying Dragon,' Lance travels by horseback..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lance Larkin; Sea Khan (villain); Sului (villain)
Synopsis:
Lance battles pirates in the China Sea.

Trick Play (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script:
Adam Sanford (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray (signed)
Inks:
Fred Ray (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Hear Superman on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

["At the death of Professor Dale, noted explorer ..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk; Sako
Synopsis:
O'Malley finds a temple of gold at the bottom of a Canadian lake.

["My wife insists on a garden!"] (Table of Contents: 19)

Laff Lines / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.23 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Menace of the Dark Planet] (Table of Contents: 22)

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
Synopsis:
The Spectre battles strange green men from space who succeed in wiping out the entire populations of city after city.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich.

At the Top of the Field! (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. [Murder in Baranga Marsh]
    Doctor Fate
  4. 3. Energy in the Pinches
    Baby Ruth
  5. 4. The Night of Terror
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  6. 5. ["Awaiting a ship to take him home from Panama..."]
    Clip Carson
  7. 6. ["I can't stop him officer..."]
    Kidding
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  9. 8. ["Having smashed the Fifth Column ring, Desmo is now trying to find Dr. Mause..."]
    Captain Desmo
  10. 9. The Justice Society of America Proudly Presents All-Star No. 5!
    All-Star Comics
  11. 10. ["The waterfront of a seething city -- grim and mysterious -- a ship of mercy..."]
    Radio Squad
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  13. 12. ["Will you take it with you, sir..."]
    Gags
  14. 13. ["From the land of the 'Flying Dragon,' Lance travels by horseback..."]
    Lance Larkin
  15. 14. Trick Play
  16. 15. Hear Superman on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  19. 18. ["At the death of Professor Dale, noted explorer ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  20. 19. ["My wife insists on a garden!"]
    Laff Lines
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  23. 22. [Menace of the Dark Planet]
    The Spectre
  24. 23. At the Top of the Field!
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
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