(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.

["These giant bee hives are only to be found in far off India..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Mammy!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; Mrs. Druff (his mother)
Synopsis:
Crooks disguised as police detectives try to pull a scam on Dan.

["The 662 is based at the Atlantic end of the Panama Canal..."] (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:
?

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 F. 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)

["Desmo and Gabby have been battling the 'Society of Assassins'..."] (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:
?

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.

["Gosh - A grass hopper!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Rex / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Calling Car K-7!! ...Go to corner of Winston and Hayworth Avenue..."] (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:
?

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.

["Through the cold winter snow, a dog sled ..."] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk; the Wolf Man (villain)

["Hey! What's your hurry?"] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

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)

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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