(May 1938)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vince Sullivan
Color:
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-46 or 47); Full Color (#47 or 48 onwards)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

First issue published by Detective Comics Inc. 480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Keywords:
dogs; footprints; hunting

Indexer Notes

Kid and dog hunting.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

House ad for Action Comics #1 (June 1938) showing cover in black and white.

[Sandra's Vacation Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Michael; Baron Von Schmidt; Lucille Du Pont
Synopsis:
Sandra tracks down the missing jewels and captures the criminal.

Indexer Notes

Sandra's last name give as McClane in this story. Not sure if it's an alias or not.

Doctor Occult vs. the Master of Corpses (Table of Contents)

Doctor Occult / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Leger]
Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Dr. Occult; Ellsworth; Daro
Synopsis:
Daro employs zombies in his mine, but he's really planning to rule the world.

Indexer Notes

Story title from Nigel Cantwell (February 22, 2004).

[Captives of the Notorious Captain Scudd] (Table of Contents)

Buzz Brown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Buzz Brown; Sandy MacDonald; Captain Scudd; Cookie
Synopsis:
Buzz and Sandy find themselves prisoners of the notorious Captain Scudd, who saved them from the squall last issue. Their only option is mutiny.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Nigel Cantwell (February 22, 2004).

[The Murder of Cyrus Judd] (Table of Contents)

Wing Brady / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Hap Hamilton; Frenchy Renard; Jill Bradford; Ali Massa
Synopsis:
Jill discovers the murdered man is her uncle Cyrus, who had conspired with Ali Massa to sell her into slavery.

The Hikers (Table of Contents)

Hank 'n' Hunk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hank; Hunk

Indexer Notes

only appearance. Artist credits from Nigel Cantwell (February 22, 2004) & Jerry Bails

Collared (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Thomas Delaney
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as F.B.G.]
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as F.B.G.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["All day long I've been looking for that son of mine"] (Table of Contents)

Slaphappy and his Pappy / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
B. Block (signed)
Inks:
B. Block (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slaphappy; Pappy

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

Edward III of England and the Black Prince (Table of Contents)

Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobby; Binks; Edward III; The Black Prince

[The Murder of Lord Greystone] (Table of Contents)

Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; Diane Greystone; Ransford; Monty
Synopsis:
Mark continues to pursue the murderer of Greystone, but as this is the last episode, never finds him.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Hunchy Bambace] (Table of Contents)

Johnnie Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law; Knucks; Brad Dunphy; Hunchy Bambace
Synopsis:
Hunchy is behind the murder of a shopkeeper, but Johnnie can't hold him because he has a fake alibi.

Indexer Notes

black and white, except the first page has red.

[A Case of Arson] (Table of Contents)

Radio Squad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandy Kean; Larry Trent; Mr. Dale
Synopsis:
Dale plans to burn down his own store, but Sandy and Larry are too quick for him.

["It was the mince pie"] (Table of Contents)

Alger's Variety Show / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Odd Animal Life (Table of Contents)

Do You Know? / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Episode 20] (Table of Contents)

Three Musketeers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Athos; Richelieu; Buckingham

Indexer Notes

in red

["Now remember Ginger, use your best table manners"] (Table of Contents)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Ginger Snap (intro); the Colonel
Synopsis:
The Colonel takes Ginger to the Ritz.
Reprints:

["This is your finish!"] (Table of Contents)

Brad Hardy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Genral Porgo; Kardos
Synopsis:
Porgo wakes and faces Brad with his sword.

Indexer Notes

black and white; last appearance

[A Fight over water] (Table of Contents)

Jack Woods / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Ely
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods; Joe; Tom
Synopsis:
Back home in Texas, Jack finds crooked oil men trying to steal the ranchers' water.

Indexer Notes

Writer & artist credits from Nigel Cantwell (February 22, 2004). Pencil & inks credit originally went to: W. C. Brigham. two pages in red, two in black and white

["What if the rabbit turns out to be a porcupine?"] (Table of Contents)

Biff Brody and Pop Beaner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Biff Brody; Pop Beaner; Tony The Runt; Farmer Kettlesoup; Brainie
Synopsis:
Biff captures a criminal by having an auto accident.

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

["I shoot at his nose, but I always hit the apple"] (Table of Contents)

Just Like Junior / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Asch]
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Asch]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Nigel Cantwell (February 22, 2004).

[The Curse of Foo Ti Lai] Part 1 (Table of Contents)

Red Logan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarksi [as WIN]
Inks:
Ed Winiarksi [as WIN]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan (intro); Trigger; Butch
Synopsis:
A speaker is murdered at the Cosmopolitan Museum and Red tracks the killers, only to be captured and thrown off a bridge.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Nigel Cantwell (February 22, 2004) & Jerry Bails.

["See? He's stubborn"] (Table of Contents)

Just For Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Playtime Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walter Wellman (signed)
Pencils:
Walter Wellman (signed)
Inks:
Walter Wellman (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Superman
  3. 2. [Sandra's Vacation Part 4]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  4. 3. Doctor Occult vs. the Master of Corpses
    Doctor Occult
  5. 4. [Captives of the Notorious Captain Scudd]
    Buzz Brown
  6. 5. [The Murder of Cyrus Judd]
    Wing Brady
  7. 6. The Hikers
    Hank 'n' Hunk
  8. 7. Collared
  9. 8. ["All day long I've been looking for that son of mine"]
    Slaphappy and his Pappy
  10. 9. Edward III of England and the Black Prince
    Magic Crystal of History
  11. 10. [The Murder of Lord Greystone]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  12. 11. [Hunchy Bambace]
    Johnnie Law
  13. 12. [A Case of Arson]
    Radio Squad
  14. 13. ["It was the mince pie"]
    Alger's Variety Show
  15. 14. Odd Animal Life
    Do You Know?
  16. 15. [Episode 20]
    Three Musketeers
  17. 16. ["Now remember Ginger, use your best table manners"]
    Ginger Snap
  18. 17. ["This is your finish!"]
    Brad Hardy
  19. 18. [A Fight over water]
    Jack Woods
  20. 19. ["What if the rabbit turns out to be a porcupine?"]
    Biff Brody and Pop Beaner
  21. 20. ["I shoot at his nose, but I always hit the apple"]
    Just Like Junior
  22. 21. [The Curse of Foo Ti Lai] Part 1
    Red Logan
  23. 22. ["See? He's stubborn"]
    Just For Fun
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Playtime Puzzles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes