(October 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 (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

[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.

["Thanks for the birthday card!"] (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

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)

["A fabulous ruby stolen from a bank vault..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Keene]

["Bank bandits with two hundred thousand dollars in loot..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

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."

["When will I be able to ride well enough to play polo?"] (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

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)

["Halt! Who goes there?"] (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

Genre:
humor; military

["G-gosh, Boss, I'm g-getting a c-chill!"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

3 gags.

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Captain Desmo, famed adventurer of the air, is trying out his new amphibian..."] (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:
?

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)

["When a determined Mountie sets out to trap an ingenious ring of thieves ..."] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley; Dill; Black Hawk

["My wife wants to get some cleaning done today..."] (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 ?

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 F. 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)

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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