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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Feature character verified by Flessel and added by Craig Delich.

Letterer credit 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 / filler / 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 / filler / 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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