(February 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
[5]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-12-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Detective Comics is reported as the publisher in the filing. Second class permit. Copyright number 440426.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spectre has a blue cloak and grey skin.

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Money and Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Introduction"] (Table of Contents: 3)

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] (introduction, origin); Clarice Winston (Jim's girl); Clarice's parents; Wayne Grant (detective); The Voice; Gat Benson (villain); Benson's mob [Louie Snipe; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Jim Corrigan, hard-boiled detective, gets inside information on a job to be pulled by Gat Benson, and, while trying to stop the theft, is captured and murdered. However, a voice from heaven tells Corrigan that his battle against crime is not over, so he is restored to life with amazing powers, which he plans to use against Benson and save the life of Clarice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Spectre has a blue cloak and grey skin, which was colored incorrectly in the Archive edition. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

Story concluded next issue.

["Gee! - If only I had money to buy it!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Henrietta / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

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

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Three days under this blazing sun..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wing Brady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady

["See that factory? -That's where I was born!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

Biff Bronson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Albert Sulman
Pencils:
Joe Sulman [as Koppy]
Inks:
Joe Sulman [as Koppy]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; The Wizard (villain)
Synopsis:
The Wizard sends mechanical robots to steal all the silver stored at West Point.

Indexer Notes

continued next issue

["Robbers intent upon breaking into the First National Bank's safe..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

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

Bust-Up in Borneo (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Anthony (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["In Honolulu Bob and Tubby have received orders to report back to the Canal Zone..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Hirsch (signed)
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Inks:
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bob Neal; Tubby; Dr. McDonald; Judith McDonald

["Camel of the Plant World"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Fantastic Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Briefly Noted (Table of Contents: 12)

Fun Stamp Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads for stamps dealers.

["Say, King, don't you think we ought to rest tonight..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

King Carter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Lauretta (signed)
Inks:
Paul Lauretta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
King Carter

The Studio Mystery (Table of Contents: 14)

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

["This is the Mounted Headquarters, isn't it?"] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

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

["Bulldog receives a letter and a package from a Boston law firm..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

Bulldog Martin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bart Tumey (signed)
Inks:
Bart Tumey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bulldog Martin; Jonah; Duke Tweed (villain)
Synopsis:
An old friend of his father's bequeaths Biff some invisibility pills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. Money and Big Prizes
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  4. 3. ["Introduction"]
    The Spectre
  5. 4. ["Gee! - If only I had money to buy it!"]
    Henrietta
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  7. 6. ["Three days under this blazing sun..."]
    Wing Brady
  8. 7. ["See that factory? -That's where I was born!"]
    Biff Bronson
  9. 8. ["Robbers intent upon breaking into the First National Bank's safe..."]
    Radio Squad
  10. 9. Bust-Up in Borneo
  11. 10. ["In Honolulu Bob and Tubby have received orders to report back to the Canal Zone..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  12. 11. ["Camel of the Plant World"]
    Fantastic Facts
  13. 12. Briefly Noted
    Fun Stamp Page
  14. 13. ["Say, King, don't you think we ought to rest tonight..."]
    King Carter
  15. 14. The Studio Mystery
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  16. 15. ["This is the Mounted Headquarters, isn't it?"]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  17. 16. ["Bulldog receives a letter and a package from a Boston law firm..."]
    Bulldog Martin
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Flash Comics
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes