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(February 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[3]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-12-30
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

Volume number and the on sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 440425.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Keywords:
stereotyping of Chinese; swords

[Professor Hugo Strange] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Commissioner James Gordon; John Davis (G-Man, death); Henry Jenkins (electrical engineer); Clancy (Policeman); Professor Hugo Strange (villain, introduction); Strange's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
After he witnesses the death of a G-Man and obtaining a clue as to the perpetrator, Hugo Strange, the Batman has to battle a deadly fog created by Strange that he uses to commit crimes.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Daily Globe; gas pellet; Sterling Silver Company; Wolf Brothers Fur Company

Indexer Notes

Batman fires a gun in the story.

[The Rantor] (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 Regan; the Hunchback (villain)

Claim of Satan (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

[Rocky Roman] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Lynch (signed)
Inks:
Don Lynch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone; Hawkey; Rocky Roman

The Spider (Table of Contents)

Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Guardineer

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders; The Spider (villain)

[The Purple Mesa] (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; Ethel Ridgewood; Jim Lawson

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2-12-09.

A Climax in Opera (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin (signed)
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[A Weekend Party at the Mountain Lodge] (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; Keith Lord; Ted Grayson

[The Lan Chee Tong] (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; Ken Fu
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  2. 1. [Professor Hugo Strange]
    Batman
  3. 2. [The Rantor]
    Spy
  4. 3. Claim of Satan
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  5. 4. [Rocky Roman]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  6. 5. The Spider
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  7. 6. [The Purple Mesa]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  8. 7. A Climax in Opera
  9. 8. [A Weekend Party at the Mountain Lodge]
    Bruce Nelson
  10. 9. [The Lan Chee Tong]
    Slam Bradley
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