(July 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-29
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 copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spectre now has white skin.

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

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

[The Return of Zor] (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Professor Dale Ericks; Zor (villain); Wayne Grant; Clarice Winston
Synopsis
A scientific professor accidentally releases Zor from his hypnotic state, and the being convinces Grant that Corrigan has murdered Sgt. Dexter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Spectre next appears in a solo story in All Star Comics #1. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Royal Lurma Diamond (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Sleepy

For Thrills and Adventure Don't Miss This First Issue of All-Star Comics (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Superman Is on the Radio! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congo Bill and Professor Kent have escaped from the clutches of that fiendish criminal known as 'the Skull'...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Professor Kent; The Skull; O'Toole (chimpanzee, introduction)
Synopsis
Bill is saved from the clutches of the Skull by a chimpanzee, whom he names O'Toole.
Keywords
crocodiles; lions; motor launches; pythons; treasure chests

Wild Stallion (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.08 pages (report information)

Script
Alec Mayne (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Across two pages.

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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 his pal Gabby have had a series of adventures against a murderous group...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby; The Society of Assassins (villains); The Grand Assassin (villain)

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[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
Look! That woman's signalling us!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Sandy Keane; Larry Trent]

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bob and Tubby have just finished successfully convoying an American ship...
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Bob Neal; Tubby; Pat

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What??..Eating cold roast chicken at 3 o'clock in the morning?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronson; Dan Druff

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

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
It is pay day at Moose Run ...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk

[The Fire Murders] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer; Magno the Mighty (villain); Legions of the Styx (villains)
Synopsis
Dr. Fate follows up a lead when several men are discovered burned to death (with no outward sign) by the "Flame of Lambent."
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: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Home Recording Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spectre
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Return of Zor]
    Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fun Stamp Page
  5. 4. The Royal Lurma Diamond
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  6. 5. For Thrills and Adventure Don't Miss This First Issue of All-Star Comics
    All-Star Comics
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  8. 7. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  9. 8. ["Congo Bill and Professor Kent have escaped from the clutches of that fiendish criminal known as 'the Skull'..."]
    Congo Bill
  10. 9. Wild Stallion
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. ["Desmo and his pal Gabby have had a series of adventures against a murderous group..."]
    Captain Desmo
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  16. 15. ["Look! That woman's signalling us!"]
    Radio Squad
  17. 16. ["Bob and Tubby have just finished successfully convoying an American ship..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  18. 17. ["What??..Eating cold roast chicken at 3 o'clock in the morning?"]
    Biff Bronson
  19. 18. ["It is pay day at Moose Run ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  20. 19. [The Fire Murders]
    Doctor Fate
  21. 20. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  22. 21. ["And don't miss this one!"]
    Batman
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Home Recording Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes