(May 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-03-29
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 451429.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (also inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spectre's skin is still grey and colored incorrectly in reprints.

Money and Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[Zor] (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wayne Grant; Zor (villain); Clarice Winston (villain)
Synopsis
The Spectre meets a foe who is as powerful as himself and works feverishly to overpower him before he can harm Clarice.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis modified by Craig Delich.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These giant bee hives are only to be found in far off India...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mammy!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; Mrs. Druff (his mother)
Synopsis
Crooks disguised as police detectives try to pull a scam on Dan.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The 662 is based at the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal...
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Bob Neal; Tubby
Synopsis
Enemy spies, sailing in a disguised British freighter, try to blow up the Panama Canal.

Brand New Gun (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Brittin Quigley (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

[The Menace of Wotan] (Table of Contents: 8)

Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (introduction); Inza Cramer (Fate's confidant); Wotan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Wotan kidnaps Inza to get at Dr. Fate, so Fate goes after him in order to rescue her and seemingly kills him in the end.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves, appears without a cape in many panels and appears without an origin.

Cover to this issue not reprinted in the archive edition.

Synopsis modified by Craig Delich.

No. 2 -- Adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Raspe (Table of Contents: 9)

Fun Comics Monthly Book Review / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Baron Munchausen
Keywords
book reviews

How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Morrow Coaster Brake / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
Desmo and Gabby have been battling the 'Society of Assassins'...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby; Joyce Allen; Society of Assassins (villains)
Synopsis
Gabby disguises himself as Joyce's father as part of a trap for the assassins.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

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

Rex / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh - A grass hopper!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Calling Car K-7!! ...Go to corner of Winston and Hayworth Avenue...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Sandy Keane; Larry Trent]; Derek Morely (villain)
Synopsis
Derek Morely taunts the Squad with a list of murders he intends to carry out.

Death Stalks the Campus (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
Detective Sgt. Carey; Sleepy
Synopsis
Carey investigates deaths caused by vampire bats.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the cold winter snow, a dog sled ...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk; the Wolf Man (villain)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! What's your hurry?
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Bulldog Martin
Synopsis
Bulldog Martin uses his invisibility powers to uncover the culprit behind the murder of Joe Morgan's uncle.

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Now...Toughness Plus Grip! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. Money and Big Prizes
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  3. 2. [Zor]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. ["These giant bee hives are only to be found in far off India..."]
    Fantastic Facts
  5. 4. ["Mammy!"]
    Biff Bronson
  6. 5. ["The 662 is based at the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  7. 6. Brand New Gun
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [The Menace of Wotan]
    Doctor Fate
  10. 9. No. 2 -- Adventures of Baron Munchausen, by Rudolf Raspe
    Fun Comics Monthly Book Review
  11. 10. How a Brand-New Bike Came to "Newsy" Mike
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  12. 11. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  13. 12. ["Desmo and Gabby have been battling the 'Society of Assassins'..."]
    Captain Desmo
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fun Stamp Page
  15. 14. ["Gosh - A grass hopper!"]
    Rex
  16. 15. ["Calling Car K-7!! ...Go to corner of Winston and Hayworth Avenue..."]
    Radio Squad
  17. 16. Death Stalks the Campus
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  18. 17. ["Through the cold winter snow, a dog sled ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  19. 18. ["Hey! What's your hurry?"]
    Bulldog Martin
  20. 19. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. Now...Toughness Plus Grip!
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Bob Hughes
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes