(April 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-03-01
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 the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 449538.


[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
Reprints:

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / statement of ownership / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Spiritualist] (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Clarice Winston; Mrs. Winston; Rhani Set (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Clarice's mother is being victimized by a phony Rhani, so Jim investigates and before the Spectre can stop the Rhani from killing Clarice, he is called before the mysterious voice to choose continued life on Earth or eternal rest.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Spectre's hood is green, but his skin is still gray. Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

["I guess the ice-skating season is about over!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Laffs / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit]
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit]
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Miniature Homes Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Biff Bronson has been paralyzed from the waist down..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Albert Sulman
Pencils:
Joe Sulman
Inks:
Joe Sulman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; The Wizard (villain)
Synopsis:
Biff concludes his battle against the Wizard and his mechanical robots.

["Synopsis - Captain Desmo, proceeding unsuspectingly along a narrow street..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Characters:
Captain Desmo; Gabby; Dr. Bafti; The Assassins (villains)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes many ads for stamps dealers.

["Mystery - Who were the sculptors of the grotesque heads..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Neighbors, angered at the noisy revelry emerging from a house-party..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Sandy Kean; Larry Trent]; The Cloak (villain)

No. 1 -- Penrod, by Booth Tarkington (Table of Contents: 10)

More Fun Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[Tony Canzoneri, Bob Feller] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sporties / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Peck Brothers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["In a hospital in Panama where Bob is recovering..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

A Wet Wager (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox ? [as Paul Dean]
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Somewhere on the coast of the dark and treacherous continent Africa..."] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
King Carter

The Policy Murders (Table of Contents: 18)

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

["Well, Black Hawk, how does it feel to be on a leave of absence ..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

["When Bulldog hears that the erstwhile fence for stolen jems..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bulldog Martin

Six Big headline Features for the 'Big Six' Comic Magazines! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Book Coupon Exchange / 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 Spiritualist]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. ["I guess the ice-skating season is about over!"]
    Laffs
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Miniature Homes Co.
  6. 5. ["Biff Bronson has been paralyzed from the waist down..."]
    Biff Bronson
  7. 6. ["Synopsis - Captain Desmo, proceeding unsuspectingly along a narrow street..."]
    Captain Desmo
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  9. 8. ["Mystery - Who were the sculptors of the grotesque heads..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  10. 9. ["Neighbors, angered at the noisy revelry emerging from a house-party..."]
    Radio Squad
  11. 10. No. 1 -- Penrod, by Booth Tarkington
    More Fun Comics Monthly Book Review
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  13. 12. [Tony Canzoneri, Bob Feller]
    Sporties
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Peck Brothers
  15. 14. ["In a hospital in Panama where Bob is recovering..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  16. 15. A Wet Wager
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  18. 17. ["Somewhere on the coast of the dark and treacherous continent Africa..."]
    King Carter
  19. 18. The Policy Murders
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  20. 19. ["Well, Black Hawk, how does it feel to be on a leave of absence ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  21. 20. ["When Bulldog hears that the erstwhile fence for stolen jems..."]
    Bulldog Martin
  22. 21. Six Big headline Features for the 'Big Six' Comic Magazines!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Book Coupon Exchange
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes