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(December 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[3]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-10-30
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 and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 435265. Volume number is not found in the comic itself.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel [as Flessel] (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]
Reprints:
Keywords:
life preservers; ocean liners

Indexer Notes

Feature character verified by Flessel and added by Craig Delich.

[Peril in Paris] (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]; Charles Maire (Karel's brother); Karel Maire; Duc D'orterre (villain, master of the Apaches, introduction, death); some Apaches (villains)
Synopsis:
After Bruce Wayne runs into a man with no face, as the Batman he learns of a sinister man responsible for it, who wants the man's money and his sister.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; silk rope

Indexer Notes

This story directly follows the story line in issue #32.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Whatt A. Knutt / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Whatt A. Knutt

Indexer Notes

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

[The Ambassador to Bolaria] (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; Ambassador Reynolds

The Last Trick (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)

Crime Never Pays / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Cleaner Protective Association] (Table of Contents)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Don Lynch (signed)
Inks:
Don Lynch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone; Happy; Mario

Swift Justice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox [as Paul Dean] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

The Spy 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 Secret Treaty] (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; Tom Burke

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The G-Men / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

The White Goddess (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; the White Goddess

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[The Vacation] (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; James Kildare; Boris Borscht
Synopsis:
Slam and Shorty take their reward money and go on a nice ocean vacation, until their ship is blown out of the water by an enemy submarine.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Crimson Avenger
  2. 1. [Peril in Paris]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Whatt A. Knutt
  4. 3. [The Ambassador to Bolaria]
    Spy
  5. 4. The Last Trick
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Crime Never Pays
  7. 6. [The Cleaner Protective Association]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  8. 7. Swift Justice
  9. 8. The Spy Mystery
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  10. 9. [The Secret Treaty]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The G-Men
  12. 11. The White Goddess
    Bruce Nelson
  13. 12. [The Vacation]
    Slam Bradley
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