(April 1939)

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)

Dispatcher and crook's shadow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Reprints:

[Artists of Death] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
V: Pierre D'Orsay and other artists (I for all)

[The Van Dorn Murder Case] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
V: Paula (I); I: August Van Dorn (I, D), John Van Dorn, Nancy Lee

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

Back from the Dead [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: Jeff Virdone

[The Phony 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:
Joe Savo (Villain, Introduction, Death); Gyp (Villain, Introduction); his gang (Villain, Introduction)

Disguise (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[The Taxicab War] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Hegan (Villain, Introduction, Death); Benson (Villain, Introduction); his gang (Introduction)

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 10] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Cleo and Clancy / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

1-line announcement for Batman strip in next issue

[The Fake Shipwreck] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Dr. Markston (Villain, Introduction); Raolf Bardou (Villain, Introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[The Man Who Torpedoed Congress] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Prof. James Barton (Villain, Introduction, Death); Keller (Villain, Introduction)

Indexer Notes

U. S. Congress building is blown up; restored by Superman, maybe?

The Basketball Mystery (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:
Faro Fleming (Villain, Introduction); Smith (Villain, Introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dispatcher and crook's shadow
  2. 1. [Artists of Death]
    Slam Bradley
  3. 2. [The Van Dorn Murder Case]
    Steve Malone
  4. 3. Back from the Dead [Part 3]
    Bruce Nelson
  5. 4. [The Phony Crimson Avenger]
    Crimson Avenger
  6. 5. Disguise
  7. 6. [The Taxicab War]
    Larry Steele
  8. 7. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 10]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Cleo and Clancy
  10. 9. [The Fake Shipwreck]
    Cosmo
  11. 10. [The Man Who Torpedoed Congress]
    Spy
  12. 11. The Basketball Mystery
    Speed Saunders
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