(December 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; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
George Roussos

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
Reprints:

[Professor Strange's Fear Dust] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Professor Hugo Strange (villain); Carstairs (villain).
Synopsis:
The Batman has to stop Professor Hugo Stange's evil plan to spray his "fear dust" all over America so that men in public office will be afraid of him, and that he can become Dictator of America!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-25-09.

[Goldfish] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

The Case of the Circus Killer (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

[The Ghost Plane] (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 [Lee Travis] (in costume with cape)

[Joe Dekker and Hal Jensen] (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

Indexer Notes

Fran Miller clarification made by Craig Delich 2-25-09.

Not So Dummy (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dale Conroy (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Ray
Inks:
Fred Ray
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Bargain Deaths (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

none (Table of Contents)

Silly Stuff / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

[The Wrecked Boat] (Table of Contents)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby

[Death and the Hockey Game] (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.
Editing
Edits to this Issue are currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. [Professor Strange's Fear Dust]
    Batman
  3. 2. [Goldfish]
    Spy
  4. 3. The Case of the Circus Killer
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  5. 4. [The Ghost Plane]
    The Crimson Avenger
  6. 5. [Joe Dekker and Hal Jensen]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  7. 6. Not So Dummy
  8. 7. Bargain Deaths
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  9. 8. none
    Silly Stuff
  10. 9. [The Wrecked Boat]
    Cliff Crosby
  11. 10. [Death and the Hockey Game]
    Slam Bradley
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