(October 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Mort Weisinger (actual)
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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate
Reprints
Keywords
Kriegsmarine; submarines; swastikas; u-boats; World War II

A Message to Our Readers: Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as The Publishers]
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Announces the formation of an outside advisory board to oversee DC comic stories and make sure they are wholesome. Dr. Robert Thorndyke, Ruth Eastwood Perl, Gene Tunney, Dr. C. Bowie Millican, and Josette Frank are the original members.

[Spiezel] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Spectre / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hiram Spiezel (villain)
Synopsis
An ancient demon possesses a simple farmer and turns him into a capitalist robber baron.

Indexer Notes

Not signed by Jerry Siegel; letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thanks for the birthday card!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

2 gags.

The Justice Society of America Presents All-Star No. 7! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf
Inks
Chad Grothkopf
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fabulous ruby stolen from a bank vault...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bank bandits with two hundred thousand dollars in loot...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Clip Carson; Miss Preston; Rose Folwell; Happy Harry Hicks; Knife McGurk
Synopsis
Clip is on vacation in the American west.

The Cave Mystery; The Reluctant Dragon (Table of Contents: 8)

Good Books and Movies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A review of the Disney movie, "The Reluctant Dragon."

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

Funnies / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When will I be able to ride well enough to play polo?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

2 gags.

New! Sensational! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Star Spangled Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Missing Envoy (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Sleepy; Dr. Sen Yen (villain)
Synopsis
A Chinese diplomat is kidnapped.

The Mystery of the Music Murders! (Table of Contents: 12)

Johnny Quick / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Ed Moore ?
Inks
Chad Grothkopf ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tubby Watts; The Murder Maestro (villain, introduction)

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

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halt! Who goes there?
Genre
humor; military

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

Gags / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G-gosh, Boss, I'm g-getting a c-chill!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
Captain Desmo, famed adventurer of the air, is trying out his new amphibian...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby; The Hook (villain); Capt. Tremel

Nose for News (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gordon (signed)
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a determined Mountie sets out to trap an ingenious ring of thieves ...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Dill; Black Hawk

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

Jest Kiddin' / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My wife wants to get some cleaning done today...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

6 gags. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Forger] (Table of Contents: 21)

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 Cramer; Grandmother Kramer; Grandfather Kramer; Fingers Beaumont (villain); Ricki
Synopsis
Inza visits her grandparents' farm and discovers a gang of criminals has been stealing money from farmers' bank accounts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fate wears half mask for the first time and is overcome by gas vapors. Inza's last name revealed for the first time? Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Action! Thrills! Adventure! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Red Ryder Shows You How to Shoot (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. A Message to Our Readers: Introducing the Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. [Spiezel]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. ["Thanks for the birthday card!"]
    It's a Laff
  5. 4. The Justice Society of America Presents All-Star No. 7!
    All-Star Comics
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  7. 6. ["A fabulous ruby stolen from a bank vault..."]
    Radio Squad
  8. 7. ["Bank bandits with two hundred thousand dollars in loot..."]
    Clip Carson
  9. 8. The Cave Mystery; The Reluctant Dragon
    Good Books and Movies
  10. 9. ["When will I be able to ride well enough to play polo?"]
    Funnies
  11. 10. New! Sensational!
    Star Spangled Comics
  12. 11. The Missing Envoy
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  13. 12. The Mystery of the Music Murders!
    Johnny Quick
  14. 13. ["Halt! Who goes there?"]
    Private Pete
  15. 14. ["G-gosh, Boss, I'm g-getting a c-chill!"]
    Gags
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. ["Captain Desmo, famed adventurer of the air, is trying out his new amphibian..."]
    Captain Desmo
  18. 17. Nose for News
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
  20. 19. ["When a determined Mountie sets out to trap an ingenious ring of thieves ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  21. 20. ["My wife wants to get some cleaning done today..."]
    Jest Kiddin'
  22. 21. [The Forger]
    Doctor Fate
  23. 22. Action! Thrills! Adventure!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  25. 24. Red Ryder Shows You How to Shoot
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes