(September 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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[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) /

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

[The Fur Hi-Jackers] (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]; Wayne Grant; the Chief
Synopsis:
When asked to investigate the theft of furs, in a unresolved hi-jacking racket, Jim (as the Spectre) immediately sees that the truck driver is somehow involved with the thefts, which leads to a number of attempted killings of Detective Corrigan.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

The War God's Revenge (Table of Contents: 5)

Detective Sergeant Carey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Donohoe
Pencils:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Inks:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy
Synopsis:
Carey investigates a robbery at the Chinese War Relief bureau.

["A sleek seaplane circles the small African village in which Congo Bill and Professor Kent are staying..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Professor Kent; Gloria Desmond; Tondurs (African tribe)
Synopsis:
Gloria Desmond searches for her father, lost in Africa before she was born.
Keywords:
human sacrifices; idols; imposture; seaplanes; stereotyping of African natives

Indexer Notes

The hallmarks of the writer of the Congo Bill feature in More Fun Comics (DC, 1936 series) #56-58 are here: double exclamation points, "Prof," etc.

["Captain Desmo and Gabby, on their way to Calcutta..."] (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; Dr. Green; Rocky Symons; Mr. Prentiss; Miss Prentice
Synopsis:
Desmo recues two Americans held prisoner by an unscupulous adventurer searching for a treasure map.

["Red is a funny lookin' mug!!!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Red Pepper / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Hal Sherman
Pencils:
Hal Sherman
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

["As Sandy Kean and Larry Kent cover their beat..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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 [Larry Trent; Sandy Kean]
Synopsis:
Larry and Sandy answer a false alarm, find a murder victim, get captured by spies, find stolen government documents and somehow tie the whole thing together in six pages.

Indexer Notes

Larry Trent called Larry Kent in 1st caption.

["For swell vacation reading..."] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

All-Star Comics; Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

New York World's Fair Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page mostly consists of ads from stamps dealers.

["Pat's on the phone, Bob. She's all excited..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
Bob Hirsch (signed)
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Inks:
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bob Neal; Tubby; Pat Grant; Jim Dare; Margot Dare; P. T. Webley
Synopsis:
Bob tries to help his friend falsely accused of espionage.

["Biff Bronson and Dan Druff are making a leisurely automobile trip out west..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Joe Cobb; Slade
Synopsis:
The boys investigate suspicious activities in the hotel they're staying at. For one thing, their closet is filled with gasoline.

Man Hunt (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

["O'Malley is on his way to meet Black Hawk for a fishing trip."] (Table of Contents: 16)

Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Lehti
Inks:
John Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sgt. O'Malley; Black Hawk
Synopsis:
O'Malley and Black Hawk chase an escaped convict through river country.

[The Globe Men from Outer Space] (Table of Contents: 17)

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:
Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Kramer
Synopsis:
A cruise ship is attacked by aliens from outer space. Fate discovers the aliens depend on power contained in glass globes that they always carry.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fate's cape is red. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Gator Toughness - Cat Grip! (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

U. S. Bicycle Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  3. 2. [The Fur Hi-Jackers]
    The Spectre
  4. 3. A MacBeagle Can Smell a Bargain!
    Morrow Coaster Brake
  5. 4. Superman Is on the Radio!
    The Adventures of Superman
  6. 5. The War God's Revenge
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. ["A sleek seaplane circles the small African village in which Congo Bill and Professor Kent are staying..."]
    Congo Bill
  8. 7. ["Captain Desmo and Gabby, on their way to Calcutta..."]
    Captain Desmo
  9. 8. ["Red is a funny lookin' mug!!!"]
    Red Pepper
  10. 9. ["As Sandy Kean and Larry Kent cover their beat..."]
    Radio Squad
  11. 10. ["For swell vacation reading..."]
    All-Star Comics; Mutt & Jeff
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    New York World's Fair Comics
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    More Fun Stamp Page
  14. 13. ["Pat's on the phone, Bob. She's all excited..."]
    Bob Neal
  15. 14. ["Biff Bronson and Dan Druff are making a leisurely automobile trip out west..."]
    Biff Bronson
  16. 15. Man Hunt
  17. 16. ["O'Malley is on his way to meet Black Hawk for a fishing trip."]
    Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol
  18. 17. [The Globe Men from Outer Space]
    Doctor Fate
  19. 18. The 'Big Six' Comic Magazines Still Lead the Field!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  22. 21. Gator Toughness - Cat Grip!
    U. S. Bicycle Tires
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes