(November 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)

The Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Batman is wearing a gun.

The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger (pp. 1-2); Gardner F. Fox (pp. 3-12)
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne] (origin); Thomas Wayne (Bruce's father, death); Martha Wayne (Bruce's mother, death); Joe Chill (villain, un-named); Professor/Dr. Carl Kruger (villain, death); The Scarlet Horde (villains, all scientists, all die); Mr. Bixley (villain, death); Napoleon Bonaparte (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
After an account of how the Batman came into being as a crime fighter, Batman becomes alarmed at the sudden appearance of deadly dirigibles whose occupants wish to rule the world.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baterang; Batplane; Death-Ray machine; gas capsule; Manhattan; silk rope; smoke capsule

Indexer Notes

Contains a 2 page origin sequence, the 'original' origin.

Written by Bill Finger (credit from Craig Delich and Martin O'Hearn, October, 2005).

The Batman carries and uses a gun in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Odds and Ends / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Charlie Ruffing; Pop Warner
Synopsis:
Brief biographies are provided for Charlie Ruffing and Pop Warner.

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

[Thoria Invades Luxen] (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; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan; Karl Palchek
Synopsis:
Bart helps restore democracy in Luxen.

Mine of Mystery (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

[no title indexed] (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; Brenda

Coffee-Colored Diamonds (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

The Northwoods 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 Sewer Robberies] (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; Neil

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-10-09.

[The White Goddess, Part 1] (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; Mambu

[no title indexed] (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

[Shorty Swallows a Diamond] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Diane Penton; Dr. Farnsby
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  2. 1. The Batman Wars Against the Dirigible of Doom
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Odds and Ends
  4. 3. [Thoria Invades Luxen]
    Spy
  5. 4. Mine of Mystery
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  7. 6. Coffee-Colored Diamonds
  8. 7. The Northwoods Mystery
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  9. 8. [The Sewer Robberies]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  10. 9. [The White Goddess, Part 1]
    Bruce Nelson
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Crime Never Pays
  12. 11. [Shorty Swallows a Diamond]
    Slam Bradley
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