(September 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

none (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; the Monk [villain]
Reprints:

[Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison (Bruce's girlfriend); Dr. Trent; the Monk (villain; Intro)
Synopsis:
When Batman discovers Julie in a trance, he is advised by a doctor to take her to Hungary, where he faces a living vampire, who wishes to kill the Caped Crusader and feed Julie to his werewolves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batman uses two new weapons in this story: the Batgyro and the Baterang. Note, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

none (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

none (Table of Contents)

Policeman! / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [signed as Gustavson]
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [signed as Gustavson]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Paul Gustavson?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Revised credits to add first name by Craig Delich (Nov. 2005). Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

Killer's Bait (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 Mystery Plane] (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

[Mrs.Velvet] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks:
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Amos Velvet; Williams; Dr. Taylor; Sgt. Britt.

Newspaper Nightmare (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

The Mammoth 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

[Friday the Thirteenth] (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; Col. Lonsdale; Carol Londsdale.

[Dr. Dupre] (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; Dr. Brigg; Senor Sierra; Dr. Crane; Dr. Dupre.

Indexer Notes

Story printed in red and black only. Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

[The Zoo Murder] (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; Dugan.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. [Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 1]
    Batman
  3. 2. none
    Crime Never Pays
  4. 3. none
    Policeman!
  5. 4. Killer's Bait
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. [The Mystery Plane]
    Spy
  7. 6. [Mrs.Velvet]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  8. 7. Newspaper Nightmare
  9. 8. The Mammoth Mystery
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  10. 9. [Friday the Thirteenth]
    Bruce Nelson
  11. 10. [Dr. Dupre]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  12. 11. [The Zoo Murder]
    Slam Bradley
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