(August 1942)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth; [Murray Boltinoff; Mort Weisinger]
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

[Meet Two Face] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jerry Robinson
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos (also backgrounds)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin.
Reprints:

Lou Gehrig- A Quiet Hero by Frank Graham (Table of Contents)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Josette Frank (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Synopsis:
"Lou Gehrig - A Quiet Hero" by Frank Graham is reviewed.
Keywords:
baseball; book review

The Crimes of Two-Face (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (from an idea by Bob Kane)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson; George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Gilda (I); Dr. Ekhart; Two-Face [Harvey Kent](villain; I; origin); Boss Moroni (villain).
Synopsis:
At a criminal trial, D.A. Harvey Kent is disfigured by acid thrown into his face, and the shock drives him to become a master criminal who bases all of his crimes on the number two, and who uses a two-headed silver dollar to decide if he will keep the loot from a crime or not.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective Comics #68. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 3-22-09.

The Sphinx Speaks (Table of Contents)

Boy Commandos / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Boy Commandos [Rip Carter; Brooklyn; Alfy; Pierre; Jan]; The Sphinx [villain]; Casey 39; Von Bruhte; Radcliffe.
Synopsis:
In the year 3045 A.D., scholars unearth an ancient battlefield and try to reconstruct what happened there.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 3-22-09.

none (Table of Contents)

Jerry the Jitterbug / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Jerry

none (Table of Contents)

Laffs / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Murder Will Out (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; Joe Henderson; Byers; Maretti.

Little Discs of Death (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

Flaming Bullets (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Eric Carter (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks (Table of Contents)

Air Wave / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinoff?
Pencils:
Harris Levy (signed as Lee Harris)
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Air Wave [Larry Jordan]; D. A. Cole [D]; Static; Inspector Morton; Grump [villain].
Synopsis:
D.A. Cole dies, and Larry Jordan is arrested for his murder.
Reprints:

none (Table of Contents)

Sport with the Sports / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (signed as Arcky)
Pencils:
? (signed as Arcky)
Inks:
? (signed as Arcky)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

published by Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave
New York, N.Y.
Editor: W. F. Ellsworth
Owners: Harry Donenfeld; P. H. Sampliner.

Case of the Dripping Drum (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Meet Two Face]
    Batman
  2. 1. Lou Gehrig- A Quiet Hero by Frank Graham
    Good Books Worth Reading
  3. 2. The Crimes of Two-Face
    Batman
  4. 3. The Sphinx Speaks
    Boy Commandos
  5. 4. none
    Jerry the Jitterbug
  6. 5. none
    Laffs
  7. 6. Murder Will Out
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. Little Discs of Death
    Spy
  9. 8. Flaming Bullets
  10. 9. The Adventure of the Shooting Spooks
    Air Wave
  11. 10. none
    Sport with the Sports
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership
  13. 12. Case of the Dripping Drum
    Slam Bradley
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