(March 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
[5]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-02-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 443608.

[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]; Clarice Winston
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spectre now has a green cloak but is still grey. Colored incorrectly in the Archive reprint.

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

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

[The Spectre Strikes] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Spectre / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (credited, signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Clarice Winston; Wayne Grant (detective); Gat Benson (villain); Benson's mob [Louie Snipe; Ricky (death); rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
After murdering Corrigan, Benson and his thugs decide to kill the witness, Clarice, but before they can do this, a wraith-like Corrigan appears before them to exact justice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from last issue.

The Spectre is still grey and colored incorrectly in the reprints.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Butch the Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Butch! Come here will ya?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[Biff's Disguise] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Alan Sulman
Pencils
Joe Sulman
Inks
Joe Sulman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson

[The Mine Sweepers] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lt. Bob Neal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Hirsch
Pencils
Rusty Lehman
Inks
Rusty Lehman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Bob Neal

Perpetual Illumination (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Papp (credited) (signed as Geo. Papp)
Inks
George Papp (credited) (signed as Geo. Papp)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

"Great Americans" Series (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads for stamp dealers.

[The Rocket Ship] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Lauretta
Inks
Paul Lauretta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
King Carter

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

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed as Bob Kane)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
H'lo, Ginger!
Genre
humor; children

Submarine Pirates (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo

Big Hunter (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.2 pages (report information)

Script
George Shute (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mr. Smith; Sibma; Big Tanya; Little Tanya

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

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.45 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.15 page (report information)

[The Reckless Driver] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Radio Squad

Murder in the Ring (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Joe Donohoe
Pencils
Joe Donohoe
Inks
Joe Donohoe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sergeant Carey

[The Search for Half Breed Charlie] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti
Inks
Jack Lehti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley

[The Fall of Billy Evans] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bulldog Martin

Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Wilson Chem Co., Inc. / 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. [The Spectre Strikes]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. ["Hey Butch! Come here will ya?"]
    Butch the Pup
  5. 4. [Biff's Disguise]
    Biff Bronson
  6. 5. [The Mine Sweepers]
    Lt. Bob Neal
  7. 6. Perpetual Illumination
    Fantastic Facts
  8. 7. "Great Americans" Series
    Fun Stamp Page
  9. 8. [The Rocket Ship]
    King Carter
  10. 9. ["H'lo, Ginger!"]
    Ginger Snap
  11. 10. Submarine Pirates
    Captain Desmo
  12. 11. Big Hunter
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Company
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [The Reckless Driver]
    Radio Squad
  17. 16. Murder in the Ring
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  18. 17. [The Search for Half Breed Charlie]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  19. 18. [The Fall of Billy Evans]
    Bulldog Martin
  20. 19. Six Big Headline Features for the "Big Six" Comic Magazines!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem Co., Inc.
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