(December 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)

Crimson Avenger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

[The Return of Fui Onyui] (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:
V: Fui Onyui (D); I: Yat Sin

[Mansion of Maniacs] (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:
Maniacs (villains, death); a girl; Larry Steele

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[Wanted, Dead or Alive: The Crimson Avenger] (Table of Contents)

Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
V: Sgt. Haines (I); I: Mr. Gates

The Song of Death [Part 3] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
V: Mrs. Warren

A Sticky Clue (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox (Paul Dean)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Break-In at the Bartilian Embassy] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Morgan (intro); Nitchova (intro)

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 6] (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

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Oscar the Gumshoe / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Bonelli the Jewel Thief] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
V: Bonelli (I)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Duchess of Biltshire's Diamonds] (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; The Colonel; The Raven (villain); Duchess of Biltshire; Sergeant Willy Wiggbert; Captain Martineau; Mrs. Martineau
Synopsis:
The Raven's henchmen gas the guards and help him escape from death row via a gyro-plane. Several weeks later, he attempts to steal the Duchess of Biltshire's diamonds worth $500,000.
Keywords:
death row; diamonds; England; gas; gyro-plane; prison; Scotland Yard

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Detective Comics. The feature makes one more appearance in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #38 (May 1939), where it replaces Cotton Carver for one issue. Story probably inspired by "The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds" (1897) by Guy Booth. Synopsis and some other information by Art Lortie (2013-02-05).

The Snow Murder (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:
Speed Saunders; Ordway (intro, death)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Crimson Avenger
  2. 1. [The Return of Fui Onyui]
    Slam Bradley
  3. 2. [Mansion of Maniacs]
    Larry Steele
  4. 3. [Wanted, Dead or Alive: The Crimson Avenger]
    Crimson Avenger
  5. 4. The Song of Death [Part 3]
    Bruce Nelson
  6. 5. A Sticky Clue
  7. 6. [Break-In at the Bartilian Embassy]
  8. 7. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 6]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  10. 9. [Bonelli the Jewel Thief]
    Cosmo
  11. 10. [The Duchess of Biltshire's Diamonds]
    Inspector Kent
  12. 11. The Snow Murder
    Speed Saunders
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Matthew Peets
  • Merlin Haas
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  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
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