More Fun Comics #63 [With Canadian Price]
(January 1941)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand
A DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth [as F. W. Ellsworth]
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

This issue is a variant of More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #63 [Without Canadian Price].

"15ยข in Canada" appears in the white box below the standard price, where it is otherwise blank. This is similar to variants from this time period, such as All Star Comics (DC, 1940) #3 or Adventures Comics (DC, 1938) #58.

Ellsworth credit from Statement of Ownership.


[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
Reprints

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

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

[Trigger Daniel's Death Curse] (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
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Chief; Trigger Daniels (villain); Bugs O'Leary (villain)
Synopsis
The murder of a famed philanthroptist lands Trigger Daniels to prison and the death sentence, leading the Spectre to have to fight his ghost that comes to Earth to exact revenge on those responsible for his arrest and death.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

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

Butterfinger / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Panama Plot (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Synopsis
Sleepy and the Sergeant thwart a plot to blow up the Panama Canal using a stolen plane.

The Jungle Scientist (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Frank Belknap Long ?
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Congo Bill; Prof. Kent; Nero (lion); Nagaka
Synopsis
Congo Bill and the professor encounter a mad scientist and his beautiful daughter in the middle of the jungle. The scientist is creating flesh-eating plants.
Keywords
carnivorous plants; giant carnivorous plants; leopards

Indexer Notes

None of the hallmarks of the scripter of the Congo Bill feature in More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #56-58 are present here. Bails' Whos Who indicates a script credit for Long in 1940.

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

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

Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens (Table of Contents: 7)

Book Review / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Silly Situations / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Hal Sherman (signed)
Pencils
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks
Hal Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'd have been proud to see the way I parked downtown today...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Built-Rite Toys / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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
A speedy plane cut across the blue Pacific...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby McGuire; Jean Black; Blackie Mason

The Man Who Was Dead (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Fred Ray
Inks
Fred Ray
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Radio Squad [Larry Trent; Sandy Kean]

Superman Radio Program (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Superman / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Cold Theory (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.1 pages (report information)

Script
Alec Leighton (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Across two pages.

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

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

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Besieged City (Table of Contents: 16)

Lieutenant Bob Neal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Bob Neal; Tubby; Steve Wright
Synopsis
Bob and Tubby help refugees escape from Moravia.

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

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

Script
Albert Sulman (signed)
Pencils
Joe Sulman (signed)
Inks
Joe Sulman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The police are baffled by several deaths by poison...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Biff Bronzon; Rupert Hayes; Dan Druff; Joe Pagelli

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page is mostly small ads for stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Gags / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm not one for bragging!
Genre
humor

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 20)

statement of ownership / 0.22 page (report information)

Script
Jack Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher:Detective Comics Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor: W. F. Ellsworth
Owners: Harry Donenfeld; P. H. Sampliner

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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
Across the frozen wasteland races an outlaw ...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk

[The Sorcerer] (Table of Contents: 23)

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]; Inza Kramer; Haldane the Sorcerer (villain); John Jerome Jr. (villain); John Jerome Sr. (villain)
Synopsis
Doctor Fate responds to Inza's thoughts after a sorceror tries to kill a millionaire with black magic and turns Inza to stone.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dr. Fate wears gloves for the first time. Letterer credit and modified synopsis added by Craig Delich. Oddity: Jerome Kern Jr. comes up to Inza in the 2nd panel and tells her that he has read about her in More Fun Comics!

Here It Is -- All-Star No. 3 (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

Superman Krypto-Raygun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Trigger Daniel's Death Curse]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Butterfinger
  5. 4. The Panama Plot
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  6. 5. The Jungle Scientist
    Congo Bill
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Bendix Coaster Brake
  8. 7. Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
    Book Review
  9. 8. ["You'd have been proud to see the way I parked downtown today..."]
    Silly Situations
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Built-Rite Toys
  11. 10. ["A speedy plane cut across the blue Pacific..."]
    Captain Desmo
  12. 11. The Man Who Was Dead
    Radio Squad
  13. 12. Superman Radio Program
    The Adventures of Superman
  14. 13. Cold Theory
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. The Besieged City
    Lieutenant Bob Neal
  18. 17. ["The police are baffled by several deaths by poison..."]
    Biff Bronson
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  20. 19. ["I'm not one for bragging!"]
    Gags
  21. 20. Statement of Ownership
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  23. 22. ["Across the frozen wasteland races an outlaw ..."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  24. 23. [The Sorcerer]
    Doctor Fate
  25. 24. Here It Is -- All-Star No. 3
    All-Star Comics
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Superman Krypto-Raygun
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • CTGarry
  • Lindsey Naumann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes