(October 1940)

DC, 1937 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US; Standard Silver Age US; Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Glossy
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; Squarebound
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

none (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (verified by Robinson); George Roussos (backgrounds, verified by Roussos)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
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The Land Behind the Light (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Dr. Marko; Gorl (villain); un-named King (villain)
Synopsis:
Batman and Robin follow Dr. Marco into his invention, which hurls them into the 4th Dimension, and which is inhabited by a race of giants and a race of midgets. They discover upon their capture that the King of the giants intends to invade their world.
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Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-22-09.

[The Immigration Case] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Moore
Inks:
Ed Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Homer Winslow; Judge Greene.

[The Inevitable Nephew] (Table of Contents)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Voney; Kit Walters.

none (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti 9signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing.

Indexer Notes

The Avenger sports a new costume in this story: red and yellow tights with a cape.

none (Table of Contents)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski (signed as Fran Miller)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski (signed as Fran Miller)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

Death of a Star (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sean McDougal (signed)
Pencils:
? (signed as Kenny)
Inks:
? (signed as Kenny)
Colors:
?

Genre:
crime

none (Table of Contents)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Lynch (signed)
Inks:
Don Lynch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone

The Gold Bug (Table of Contents)

Monthly Book Review / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Brief synopsis of the Edgar Allan Poe book, "The Gold Bug".

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-22-09.

The Isle of Vampires (Table of Contents)

Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Grothkopf (signed as Chad)
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf [signed as Chad]
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf (signed as Chad)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby; Dr. Banzor [villain].

[The Kidnapping] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shoty Morgan; Marda Erich; Billings; Paul Erich.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. The Land Behind the Light
    Batman
  3. 2. [The Immigration Case]
    Spy
  4. 3. [The Inevitable Nephew]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  5. 4. none
    The Crimson Avenger
  6. 5. none
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  7. 6. Death of a Star
  8. 7. none
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  9. 8. The Gold Bug
    Monthly Book Review
  10. 9. The Isle of Vampires
    Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby
  11. 10. [The Kidnapping]
    Slam Bradley
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