(January 1940)

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
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Duc D'orterre
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Since the Duc D'orterre appears on this cover, it is believed this cover was supposed to go with #34's story (note by Craig Delich).

[The Case of the Ruby Idol] (Table of Contents)

The Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Bob Kane (signed); Sheldon Moldoff (backgrounds)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sheldon Moldoff

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; Weldon (curio collector); Joe; Mike; Wong; Sin Fang [Sheldon Lenox] (villain, explorer, introduction, death); followers of Kila (villains)
Synopsis:
The existence of a large ruby in the shape of a hideous figure leads to the death of one man and threatens the life of another, so the Batman enters the fray to battle a weird Hindu cult over it.
Reprints:
Keywords:
gas pellet; Kila (God of Destruction)

Indexer Notes

Batman is shown with a gun on the splash page.

Railroad Lingo (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Unknown Sub] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Reagan; Ambassador Ludorf; Von Klotz

Branded Yellow (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

The Kidnapping Racket (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone

Mystery with Music (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Lawlor (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publisher Detective Comics, Inc.
480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor Vincent Sullivan
Owners: Harry Donenfeld, P. H. Sampliner.

The Voodoo Vengeance (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

[Strange Death of Doctor 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; Inspector Grey; Dupre

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spanky & Cranky, the Twins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Spanky; Cranky

[The White Goddess: Part 2] (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; Toni Hutton

[In the Foreign Legion] (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; Clyde Winthrop; Scar Jenson; Tony Caputo; Aba Cadabra
Synopsis:
Slam and Shorty join the Foreign Legion to track down an American fugitive.

Right or Wrong? (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional advertisement for Flash Comics #2.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  2. 1. [The Case of the Ruby Idol]
    The Batman
  3. 2. Railroad Lingo
    Fantastic Facts
  4. 3. [The Unknown Sub]
    Spy
  5. 4. Branded Yellow
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. The Kidnapping Racket
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  7. 6. Mystery with Music
  8. 7. Statement of Ownership
  9. 8. The Voodoo Vengeance
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  10. 9. [Strange Death of Doctor Dupre]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Spanky & Cranky, the Twins
  12. 11. [The White Goddess: Part 2]
    Bruce Nelson
  13. 12. [In the Foreign Legion]
    Slam Bradley
  14. 13. Right or Wrong?
    The Flash
This issue was most recently modified by:
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