(June 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-25
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)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hidden in the marshes south of the Baranga River stands an old stone house.
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
Keywords
Baranga Marshes; Deadly Sonic Weapon; Salem; Tower of Fate

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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Awaiting a ship to take him home from Panama...
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.

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

Kidding / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't stop him officer...
Genre
humor

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

Popsicle / 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
Having smashed the Fifth Column ring, Desmo is now trying to find Dr. Mause...
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)

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

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
The waterfront of a seething city -- grim and mysterious -- a ship of mercy...
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)

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will you take it with you, sir...
Genre
humor

[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 land of the 'Flying Dragon,' Lance travels by horseback...
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)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the death of Professor Dale, noted explorer ...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk; Sako
Synopsis
O'Malley finds a temple of gold at the bottom of a Canadian lake.

[no title indexed] (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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My wife insists on a garden!
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Matthew Head
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes