(April 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1937-03-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson; Vincent Sullivan (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?

Skyscraper Death (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Pete Graves (death); Betty Graves; Tony (villain, introduction, death); Nick (villain, introduction); Tony and Nick's boss (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story title from last issue blurb.

[The Sage City Bank Holdup] (Table of Contents)

Buck Marshall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Homer Fleming
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Marshall; Mr. Taft (villain, introduction); Black Pete (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story is printed in black and white.

[The Disappearing Duck] (Table of Contents)

Gumshoe Gus / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Patrick
Pencils:
Bill Patrick
Inks:
Bill Patrick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Gumshoe Gus

[The Peruvian Mine Murders: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Bret Lawton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bret Lawton; Pedro (introduction); Spider Malone (villain)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Room Fifteen (Table of Contents)

filler / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Russell Cole

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Balinoff Case: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Phillip Marsden (introduction); Sally Norris; Olga Balinoff (villain); the Captain (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Feature formerly titled "Bart Regan, Spy".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mail-Order Murphy / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Murphy

The Narcotic Ring (Table of Contents)

Mr. Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr. Chang (introduction); Wu (introduction); Inspector Daniels (introduction); a narcotics ring (villains, introduction for all)

[The Olive Oil Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sven Elven (signed)
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Letters:
Sven Elven ?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Cosmo; Inspector Flint; Batini (villain, introduction); Tony Morini (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story is printed in black and white.

Script and letterer credits by Craig Delich.

The Claws of the Red Dragon: Part 2 (Table of Contents)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson; Erick von Holtzendorff; Sigrid von Holtzendorf; Sen Yoi; Lt. Casey;
Joseph Stucci
Synopsis:
Nelson is dragged off from the restaurant by a gang of Chinese and dumped outside of town. By the time he gets back, the entire restaurant has been cleaned out. His fellow diners have disappeared all together.

Indexer Notes

All characters named for the first time in this chapter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Silly Sleuths / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Skyscraper Death
    Slam Bradley
  3. 2. [The Sage City Bank Holdup]
    Buck Marshall
  4. 3. [The Disappearing Duck]
    Gumshoe Gus
  5. 4. [The Peruvian Mine Murders: Part 2]
    Bret Lawton
  6. 5. Room Fifteen
  7. 6. [The Balinoff Case: Part 2]
    Spy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mail-Order Murphy
  9. 8. The Narcotic Ring
    Mr. Chang
  10. 9. [The Olive Oil Counterfeiters]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  11. 10. The Claws of the Red Dragon: Part 2
    Bruce Nelson
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Silly Sleuths
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