(November 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:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
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Indexer Notes

Early Golden Age Bondage cover for this particular series.

The Case of the Laughing Death (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 (also backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Joker (villain); District Attorney Carter [D].
Synopsis:
The Joker returns to polish off his enemies, starting with the D.A., then sets his sites on a $500,000 green jade Buddha.
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Indexer Notes

Added background ink credit verified by George Roussos. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-22-09.

[Glover Green] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Ed Moore
Inks:
Ed Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Glover Green (villain).

none (Table of Contents)

Book Review / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-22-09.

[The Lady Cabdriver] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen?
Inks:
Irwin Hasen?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Slug Malone; Monk Albee [villain].

[The Agita-Pulverizo Ray] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger (with cape, Lee Travis); Professor Crawford.

[The Bowling Bowl Bombers] (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

Open Evidence (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clem Gordon (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Airplane Murder] (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; Kay Hogan (D).

Murder at the Polo Games (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby

[The Charity Racket] (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; Shorty Morgan; Janet Pierce.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. The Case of the Laughing Death
    Batman
  3. 2. [Glover Green]
    Spy
  4. 3. none
    Book Review
  5. 4. [The Lady Cabdriver]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  6. 5. [The Agita-Pulverizo Ray]
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. [The Bowling Bowl Bombers]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  8. 7. Open Evidence
  9. 8. [The Airplane Murder]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  10. 9. Murder at the Polo Games
    Young America's Hero, Cliff Crosby
  11. 10. [The Charity Racket]
    Slam Bradley
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