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 issues 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 Erie Dispatch;
- 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; and
- 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.
Most newspapers listed did not publish The Spirit for its entire run.