(September 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[3]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-07-30
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 found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Second class permit. Copyright number 424437. Volume number not listed in the original comic indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Julie Madison; The Monk
Reprints:
Keywords:
bats; castles

[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, introduction)
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:
Keywords:
Baterang; Batgyro; Hungary; Lunar Lines

Indexer Notes

Batman uses two new weapons in this story: the Batgyro and the Baterang.

Storyline 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Policeman! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
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 [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 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 [as Paul Dean] (signed)
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. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. [Batman vs. the Vampire, Part 1]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Crime Never Pays
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    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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