(March 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 (signed)
Inks:
Bob Kane (signed); Jerry Robinson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]
Reprints:

[The Screaming House] (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]; Joey (death); Al (villain, grocery store owner); Elias Turg [aka "The Head"] [also as Count Grutt] (villain, death); Carl (villain)
Synopsis:
While passing by an old house, the Batman hears screams and rushes in to save a man, who he soon discovers is a crook that has been double crossing his boss and who kills the thugs torturing him so there will be no witnesses. Later, the Caped Crusader learns from the dying Joey that his boss is a big time smuggler, and he takes immediate steps to solve that problem.
Reprints:
Keywords:
infra-red goggles

Indexer Notes

The last, illustrated panel, displays a promo for Batman's next adventure against huge, terrifying, man-monsters.....a story which appeared in Batman #1 when Robin was introduced in the next issue of Detective.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Facts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Ring of Death] (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

[Mutiny on the Sea Swan] (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

Indexer Notes

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

[Laura Burlingame's Been Kidnapped] (Table of Contents)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers ?
Pencils:
Harry Lucey ?
Inks:
Harry Lucey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (in hat and cloak); Wing; Laura Burlingame

Indexer Notes

Last appearance was in Detective #29.

Murder by Sea (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Randall (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

The Crime Roundup (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

[Miss Cooper Is Kidnapped] (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

[Judge Carson] (Table of Contents)

Cliff Crosby / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Chad Grothkopf
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cliff Crosby

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tiny / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tiny

[A Dynamite Gift] (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Batman
  2. 1. [The Screaming House]
    Batman
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Facts
  4. 3. [The Ring of Death]
    Spy
  5. 4. [Mutiny on the Sea Swan]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  6. 5. [Laura Burlingame's Been Kidnapped]
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. Murder by Sea
  8. 7. The Crime Roundup
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  9. 8. [Miss Cooper Is Kidnapped]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  10. 9. [Judge Carson]
    Cliff Crosby
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Tiny
  12. 11. [A Dynamite Gift]
    Slam Bradley
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