(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 (signed as Guardineer)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed as Guardineer)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer; 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; Doctor Death (villain, as Ivan Herd); Mikhail [villain, 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:

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2009-02-08.

none (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime

none (Table of Contents)

Oscar the Gumshoe / filler / 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 (signed as H. Fleming)
Inks:
Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
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. none
    Crime Never Pays
  4. 3. none
    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
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