(June 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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

[Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang] (Table of Contents)

The Bat-Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane [as Rob't Kane] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Bat-Man [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Gimpy; Frenchy Blake (villain)
Synopsis:
Using information obtained from a Police stool pigeon, the Bat-Man sets aim on one Frenchy Blake, leader of a notorious jewel theft ring.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In his book "Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters and the Birth of the Comic Book" (Basic Books, 2004), Gerard Jones incorrectly attributes the inks to Jerry Robinson. Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-9-09.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jest a Second / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-9-09.

Dope Ring (Table of Contents)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

Killing by Proxy (Table of Contents)

Buck Marshall, Range Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming [as H. Fleming] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Marshall

Indexer Notes

Story printed in red and black only.

[Saboteurs Bob Steamer] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan

[The Bagilan Ruby] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing

Human Cargo (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Anthony (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The New Orleans Mardi Gras Murder, Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fu Manchu / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sax Rohmer (signed)
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia ?
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Fu Manchu

Indexer Notes

Artist credits by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005).

[The Truxon Hall Fox Hunt] (Table of Contents)

Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sven Elven ?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cosmo

Indexer Notes

Story printed in red and black only.

[The Whitethorne Inheritance] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Frenchy Blake's Jewel Gang]
    The Bat-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Jest a Second
  4. 3. Dope Ring
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  5. 4. Killing by Proxy
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. [Saboteurs Bob Steamer]
    Spy
  7. 6. [The Bagilan Ruby]
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. Human Cargo
  9. 8. [The New Orleans Mardi Gras Murder, Part 2]
    Bruce Nelson
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Fu Manchu
  11. 10. [The Truxon Hall Fox Hunt]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  12. 11. [The Whitethorne Inheritance]
    Slam Bradley
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