(June 1938)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vin 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

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


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vin Sullivan
Pencils:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Kids painting horse into zebra

["Flash! Here's a new magazine you can't afford to miss!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Action Comics #1 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Well me for some sleep-"] (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
Synopsis:
Sandra witnesses a kidnapping outside her hotel window and gives chase..

["I hit the combination that time!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Doctor Occult; Rose Psychic
Synopsis:
Dr. Occult has a new invention that lets him locate crime by tracking malignant thought waves. They can also teleport and turn invisible.

Indexer Notes

The story is continued but never finished. Dr. Occult next appears in ALL-STAR SQUADRON #49 some 40 years later.

[The Booth Mansion Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Marg'ry Daw / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Marg'ry Daw; Professor Booth
Synopsis:
Marg'ry's father leaves her with Professor Booth when he goes to Europe, not realizing Booth plans to kidnap her and hold her for ransom.

Indexer Notes

Updated creator credits from Martin Pasko (April 8, 2005). Writer, script, and inks credits originally given to Bob Kane. Credit based on signature found in the original story.

["Look here you fat lout! I need one more man to complete this crew!"] (Table of Contents)

Buccaneer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Dennis Stone; Dango; Captain Slighe; Anita Colby

Roar, Lion, Roar! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

"A week has passed since the explosion in the dry cleaning establishment" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely
Inks:
Will Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law

Richard II of England and the Wat Tyler Uprising (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bachelor Bill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Puzzletrix / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walter Wellman
Pencils:
Walter Wellman
Inks:
Walter Wellman
Letters:
?

The New Guinea Cannibals (Table of Contents)

Cap'n Jerry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
R. A. Burley (Signed)
Inks:
R. A. Burley (Signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cap'n Jerry (intro)

[Sandy Kean Wanted for Murder] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandy Kean; Blackie Turner (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nevertheless It's True-- / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Episode 21] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sven Elven
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical

["Oh dear! Baby has been crying all day."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flashes From Filmdom / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
?

["Have you heard from Indian Joe yet, Jack?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely
Inks:
Will Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods

["SPLASH!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [As Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [As Win]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan

["Now Boys, be back f'r supper!"] (Table of Contents)

Dizzy Davis / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
animal

["Now Jill, We'll just leave you here for a while to think things over."] (Table of Contents)

Wing Brady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Hap Hamilton; Frenchy Renard; Jill Bradford

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Just For Fun / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Flash! Here's a new magazine you can't afford to miss!"]
    Action Comics #1
  3. 2. ["Well me for some sleep-"]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  4. 3. ["I hit the combination that time!"]
    Doctor Occult
  5. 4. [The Booth Mansion Part 1]
    Marg'ry Daw
  6. 5. ["Look here you fat lout! I need one more man to complete this crew!"]
    Buccaneer
  7. 6. Roar, Lion, Roar!
  8. 7. "A week has passed since the explosion in the dry cleaning establishment"
    Johnnie Law
  9. 8. Richard II of England and the Wat Tyler Uprising
    Magic Crystal of History
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Bachelor Bill
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Puzzletrix
  12. 11. The New Guinea Cannibals
    Cap'n Jerry
  13. 12. [Sandy Kean Wanted for Murder]
    Radio Squad
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Alger's Variety Show
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Nevertheless It's True--
  16. 15. [Episode 21]
    Three Musketeers
  17. 16. ["Oh dear! Baby has been crying all day."]
    Ginger Snap
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Odds 'n Ends
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Flashes From Filmdom
  20. 19. ["Have you heard from Indian Joe yet, Jack?"]
    Jack Woods
  21. 20. ["SPLASH!"]
    Red Logan
  22. 21. ["Now Boys, be back f'r supper!"]
    Dizzy Davis
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    This Doggone World
  24. 23. ["Now Jill, We'll just leave you here for a while to think things over."]
    Wing Brady
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Just For Fun
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Terry Jeffress
  • Robert Stanley Martin
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes