(September 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
A policeman watches a safecracker.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks were originally credited to Leo O'Mealia. Creig Flessel confirmed to Scott Bonagofsky in 2007 that it was one of his covers. Correction was submitted by Scott Bonagofsky on July 20, 2008.

The Grogan Case (Table of Contents)

Speed Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dave Grogan (introduction, villain, death); Gus (introduction)

[The Invisibility Formula] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Newman (signed)
Pencils:
George Newman (signed)
Inks:
George Newman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Kent (introduction); Dr. Ronald Wainwright (introduction, death); Wendy Foster (introduction); Henry Adams (introduction); The Raven (introduction, villain); Algy Hawks
Synopsis:
Dr. Wainwright's invisibility formula is stolen from his laboratory by the Raven, and assistant Adams is found tied up. Lured from the crime scene with word the Raven has been arrested, Kent is saved from killers by Wendy, whose father was swindled out of $4 million by the Raven. The real villain, disguised as Adams, kills Wainwright and uses his formula to temporarily become invisible.
Keywords:
disguise; England; invisible; Scotland Yard; swindle

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some other information by Art Lortie (2013-02-05).

[The Island of Wanatoba: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Larry Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
En Rico (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[Mirror of Doom] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rosa Rinaldo (introduction, villain, death); Bart Regan; Sally Norris

Indexer Notes

Bart Regan and Sally Norris ALMOST get married!

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Fu Manchu / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sax Rohmer
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints; adapted from THE INSIDIOUS DR. FU MANCHU by Sax Rohmer

A Dead Case (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean]
Letters:
typeset

The Coolie Smugglers (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
V: Captain Carstairs

[The Air Pirates and the S.S. ALMOA] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
a band of pirates (introduction, villain); Carlo Di Milo (introduction); Capt. Bartlett (introduction);

[Luigi Ferrini Strikes] (Table of Contents)

Steve Malone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Luigi Ferrini (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

In Africa (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:
Betty Gladstone (introduction); Mr. Gladstone (introduction); The "Beast-Man" (introduction, villain, death)

Indexer Notes

title from last issue blurb

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur W. Nugent
Pencils:
Arthur W. Nugent
Inks:
Arthur W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

may be out of order in this book

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime Never Pays / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Vincent
Pencils:
Don Vincent
Inks:
Don Vincent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

may be out of order in this book

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Grogan Case
    Speed Saunders
  3. 2. [The Invisibility Formula]
    Inspector Kent
  4. 3. [The Island of Wanatoba: Part 1]
    Larry Steele
  5. 4. [Mirror of Doom]
    Spy
  6. 5. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 3]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  7. 6. A Dead Case
  8. 7. The Coolie Smugglers (Part 3)
    Bruce Nelson
  9. 8. [The Air Pirates and the S.S. ALMOA]
    Cosmo
  10. 9. [Luigi Ferrini Strikes]
    Steve Malone
  11. 10. In Africa
    Slam Bradley
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Puzzles
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Crime Never Pays
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