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.

"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

["You'd have been proud to see the way I parked downtown today..."] (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:
?

Genre:
humor

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

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

["A speedy plane cut across the blue Pacific..."] (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:
?

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.

["The police are baffled by several deaths by poison..."] (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:
?

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.

["I'm not one for bragging!"] (Table of Contents: 19)

Gags / cartoon / 0.44 page (report information)

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

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)

["Across the frozen wasteland races an outlaw ..."] (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:
?

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)

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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
  • Christopher Garry
  • Lindsey Naumann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes