(July 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[3]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-05-31
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 415985. Volume number not found in original comic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Dr. Death
Reprints:
Keywords:
knives; mad scientists; retorts; skeletons; test tubes; turbans

The Batman Meets Doctor Death (Table of Contents)

The Bat-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bob Kane

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; John P. van Smith; Doctor Death (villain, introduction); Jabah (villain, Death's assistant, introduction, death); Dr. Death's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Dr. Death plans to use his new invention of a poisonous pollen extract on any wealthy person who refuses to pay him tribute.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas capsules; suction gloves and knee pads; Utility belt

Indexer Notes

Story line continues in the next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime Never Pays / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Stamp Detective (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Murder of Ace Mullins] (Table of Contents)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Ace Mullins (death); Jake (villain)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in red and black only.

[Colonel Walsh and the Coastal Defense Plans] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Mart Bailey (signed)
Inks:
Mart Bailey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Jack Steele; Rita Mason

[The McNeal Kidnappers] (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; Joe (villain); Lou (villain); Hymie (villain)

Indexer Notes

Next appearance is in Detective #37.

A Game for Two (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Paul Dean] (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Perfect Crime (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

[The Hooded Figure] (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; Maria Tonelli; Anthony; Ed Lane; Don Hernandez Covina

[The Avenger] (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; The Avenger (villain); Inspector Grey; Dean Hollyday

Indexer Notes

Printed in black and red only.

[Warning! Keep Out of Hawaii] (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; Betty Clark; Hiaroto (villain); Chang (villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  2. 1. The Batman Meets Doctor Death
    The Bat-Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Crime Never Pays
  4. 3. The Stamp Detective
  5. 4. [The Murder of Ace Mullins]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  6. 5. [Colonel Walsh and the Coastal Defense Plans]
    Spy
  7. 6. [The McNeal Kidnappers]
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. A Game for Two
  9. 8. The Perfect Crime
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  10. 9. [The Hooded Figure]
    Bruce Nelson
  11. 10. [The Avenger]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  12. 11. [Warning! Keep Out of Hawaii]
    Slam Bradley
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