(May 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-04-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent Sullivan
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 412466.


[none] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Richard Flanagan
Inks:
John Richard Flanagan
Colors:
?

Genre:
jungle
Synopsis:
Leopard leaping at man

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Creig Flessel; changed per Scott Bonagofsky, 4/19/2007, from results of his discussions with Creig Flessel.

[The Suicide of Major Duval: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Maj. Andre Duval (introduction, death); Count Guniff (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Woe Is Me / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Charles Biro
Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

only appearance

[Theft of the Volker Plans] (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); Captain Sutter; Agent K-4
Synopsis:
The Raven stages an air attack over the city of Kurtzberg to mask his theft of the secret Volker Plans. Kent joins forces with Undercover Agent K-4 of the Bureau of Intelligence to infiltrate the Raven's secret headquarters and retrieve the plans.
Keywords:
air attack; England; espionage; Scotland Yard

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. The Inspector Kent feature previously appeared in Detective Comics, (DC, 1937 series) #19 (September 1938) and #22 (December 1938). Apparently an inventory fill-in for Cotton Carver, which was also by George Newman. Synopsis and some other information by Art Lortie (2013-02-05).

[The Killing of Judge Thompson] (Table of Contents)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Benny Saunders (villain, introduction); Judge Thompson (introduction, death)

[The God of the Ruby Eye: Part 12] (Table of Contents)

Tod Hunter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dante (villain)

Indexer Notes

last appearance. black, white, and red

[A Playboy In King Arthur's Court: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

[The Armored Truck Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone, D. A. (introduction)

Indexer Notes

"black, white, and red"

Emergency Case (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Anthony
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Battle With Tartars] (Table of Contents)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

"black, white, and red"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Mystery of the Exploding Ships] (Table of Contents)

Tom Brent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

black and white

[The Rebel Pancho Velez] (Table of Contents)

Skip Schuyler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pancho Velez (villain, introduction)

[The Pirate Ship: Part 13] (Table of Contents)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Long Sin (villain); Ebenezer Slade (villain); Duchess (guest)

[Wang Ku of Shanghai] (Table of Contents)

Anchors Aweigh! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wang Ku (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [none]
  2. 1. [The Suicide of Major Duval: Part 1]
    Barry O'Neill
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Woe Is Me
  4. 3. [Theft of the Volker Plans]
    Inspector Kent
  5. 4. [The Killing of Judge Thompson]
    Federal Men
  6. 5. [The God of the Ruby Eye: Part 12]
    Tod Hunter
  7. 6. [A Playboy In King Arthur's Court: Part 2]
    Don Coyote
  8. 7. [The Armored Truck Robbery]
    Steve Malone
  9. 8. Emergency Case
  10. 9. [Battle With Tartars]
    Captain Desmo
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Professor Doolittle
  12. 11. [Mystery of the Exploding Ships]
    Tom Brent
  13. 12. [The Rebel Pancho Velez]
    Skip Schuyler
  14. 13. [The Pirate Ship: Part 13]
    Rusty and His Pals
  15. 14. [Wang Ku of Shanghai]
    Anchors Aweigh!
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