(February 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

none (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990)
  • In Batman Chronicles, The (DC, 2005 series) #1

[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; Henry Jenkins; Officer Clancy; Professor Hugo Strange (villain; Intro)
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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • In The Batman Archives (DC, 1990 series) #1 (June 1990)
  • In Batman Chronicles, The (DC, 2005 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-12-09.

[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
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 (signed as H. Fleming)
Inks:
Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
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. none
    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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