(August 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 [as Guardineer] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Guardineer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

[The Return of Doctor Death] (Table of Contents)

The Batman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Mrs. Jones; Mrs. Jone's maid; Doctor Death [as Ivan Herd] (villain); Mikhail (villain, Dr. Death's assistant, death)
Synopsis:
Thought dead in a fire in his home, Dr. Death has survived, but is in need of funds to re-establish himself, so he sets his sights on diamonds owned by a Mrs. Jones.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas capsules; utility belt

Indexer Notes

Storyline continued from previous issue. The original script for this story has survived, confirming Fox's authorship. The original title of the story was "The Batman and the Diamonds of Death".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Crime Never Pays / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison [as T.G.] (signed)
Inks:
Terry Gilkison [as T.G.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Oscar the Gumshoe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Oscar

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-8-09.

Finger of Doom (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.

[The Dictator of the United States] (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

[The Old Man and the Kid] (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

Shadowed (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Crossbow Mystery (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 Tea Racketeers (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

[The Imperial Insurance Swindle] (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 Granville Insane Asylum] (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. [The Return of Doctor Death]
    The Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Crime Never Pays
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  5. 4. Finger of Doom
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. [The Dictator of the United States]
    Spy
  7. 6. [The Old Man and the Kid]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  8. 7. Shadowed
  9. 8. The Crossbow Mystery
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  10. 9. The Tea Racketeers
    Bruce Nelson
  11. 10. [The Imperial Insurance Swindle]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  12. 11. [The Granville Insane Asylum]
    Slam Bradley
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Edgar Loftin
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  • Bob Klein
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  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
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  • Gregory Fischer
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