The Spirit

Published in English (United States) United States
Random Cover from Series #12/14/1947
December 14th, 1947
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Publication Dates:
June 2, 1940 - October 10, 1952
Number of Issues Published:
645 (#6/2/1940 - #10/5/1952)
standard Golden Age US; some were also issued as tabloid size
Paper Stock:
loose pages or cut-and-assemble-it-yourself
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series
Publication Type:
Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
Free newspaper inserts. No issue numbers. The first page serves as the front cover. Format can vary depending on which paper the section was published in. Often it was in a standard Golden Age US format and saddle-stitched. Sometimes it would be printed in tabloid size as a part of the regular newspaper-sized comics.

Newspapers (mostly) that co-branded each issue include:
- The Baltimore Sunday Sun;
- The Chattanooga Evening Times;
- The Chicago Sun (later, November 1947, changed to the Chicago Sunday Sun and Times);
- The Detroit News;
- The Greater Buffalo Press;
- The Houston Post;
- The Miami Beach Sun;
- The Minneapolis Star Journal;
- The Montreal Standard;
- The Newark Star Ledger;
- The Ogden (Utah) Standard Examiner;
- The Philadelphia Inquirer;
- The Philadelphia Record;
- The Philadelphia Sunday Bulletin;
- The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette;
- The San Antonio Light;
- The Sunday Compass (New York City);
- The Syracuse Herald American;
- The Syracuse Post-Standard;
- The Washington (DC) Sunday Star;
- The Wichita Beacon.

The Greater Buffalo Press printed a Spanish language version of the section, which is listed in a separate series. There are also Mutual Benefit Society of Baltimore, Maryland editions that have no dates.

Index Status

Indexed Partially Indexed Pending Approval Reserved Skeleton Data Only

Cover Status

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