(July 1940)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

[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 accidently 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 & synopsis 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)

["Congo Bill and Professor Kent have escaped from the clutches of that fiendish criminal known as 'the Skull'..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

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)

["Desmo and his pal Gabby have had a series of adventures against a murderous group..."] (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:
?

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)

["Look! That woman's signalling us!"] (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]

["Bob and Tubby have just finished successfully convoying an American ship..."] (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:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Bob Neal; Tubby; Pat

["What??..Eating cold roast chicken at 3 o'clock in the morning?"] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

["It is pay day at Moose Run ..."] (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:
?

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)

["And don't miss this one!"] (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)

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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