(June 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-05-01
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 457916.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Wotan
Reprints:

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

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

[Terror at Lytell's] (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]; Bentley (villain, intro)
Synopsis:
Bentley of Bentley Wholesalers threatens individuals who refuse to do business with him, so the Ghostly Guardian decides to investigate and bring the felon to justice.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.17 page (report information)

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Junior Sales Club / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Boy! -- Could I write a book!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Albert Sulman (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Inks:
Joseph Sulman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff; Vito DeNoia

["Captain Desmo and Gabby are at it again with the treacherous fanatics - the 'Society of Assassins'..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; the Grand Assassin (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Fun Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Spy (Table of Contents: 9)

Monthly Book Review / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Keywords:
book reviews

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.11 page (report information)

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

Baltimore Fireworks / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

["A slick gang has been selling gyp furs on the streets..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 Keene; Larry Trent]

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

["Aboard the 662, en route back to the United States from the Canal Zone..."] (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:
Lt. Bob Neal; Tubby
Synopsis:
Bob and Tubby are assigned to gather a huge oil tanker bound for a "neutral" port.

Memory Test (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Shute (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Hostile eyes watch a small motor launch lying at anchor in the Congo River."] (Table of Contents: 17)

Congo Bill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill (introduction); Toto (death); Professor Kent; The Skull (villain); One-eye; Slats
Synopsis:
Bill escorts an archaeologist to a lost city where they encounter a treasure hunter looting the city.
Keywords:
archaeology; lost cities; motor launches; signal drums; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

This is the first appearance of Congo Bill.

The Jade Hatchet (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; Sleepy

["On a dark night, a furtive horseman sits watching..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

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:
Red Coat Patrol; Black Hawk

[The Search for Wotan] (Table of Contents: 20)

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:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Wotan (villain); Inza Kramer
Synopsis:
Taking Inza with him to the region of the Styx, Dr. Fate is seeking Wotan, but is informed he is still alive and threatening to blow up the world!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate has no gloves. Synopsis added by Craig Delich.

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

Spencer Fireworks Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fate
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell-Collier Publishing Co.
  3. 2. [Terror at Lytell's]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  5. 4. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club
  7. 6. ["Boy! -- Could I write a book!"]
    Biff Bronson
  8. 7. ["Captain Desmo and Gabby are at it again with the treacherous fanatics - the 'Society of Assassins'..."]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fun Stamp Page
  10. 9. The Spy
    Monthly Book Review
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Adventure Comics
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Baltimore Fireworks
  13. 12. ["A slick gang has been selling gyp furs on the streets..."]
    Radio Squad
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  15. 14. ["Aboard the 662, en route back to the United States from the Canal Zone..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  16. 15. Memory Test
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. ["Hostile eyes watch a small motor launch lying at anchor in the Congo River."]
    Congo Bill
  19. 18. The Jade Hatchet
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  20. 19. ["On a dark night, a furtive horseman sits watching..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  21. 20. [The Search for Wotan]
    Doctor Fate
  22. 21. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Spencer Fireworks Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Jim Stangas
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes