(June 1940)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
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); Jerry Robinson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Robin; Clayface [villain].
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[The Murders of Clayface] (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Julie Madison; Mr. Bentley; Ned Norton; Lorna Dane [D]; Fred Walker [D]; Clayface I [Basil Karlo] (villain, I); Roxy Brenner (villain).
Synopsis:
Learning that Julie has become a movie actress, Bruce and Dick head over to the studio to meet with her. However, a series of events leads Bruce to believe something bad is going to happen, which it does, and the Batman must lend a hand to stop a killer known as Clayface.
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Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-18-09.

[The Forgarian Ball] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Burdini.

An American Reporter in London (Table of Contents)

Red Logan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Ernst
Inks:
Ken Ernst
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan

[The Mysterious Rays] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Inks:
Jack Lehti (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger (in hat and cape, Lee Travis); Wing; Mac.

The Jewel Robbers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders

Theft at the Fair (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Story continues in Detective #41.

[The Prodigy] (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; Fuhlra.

[The New Plane] (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; Bridgeman; Les Sharron.

[The Murder of Slugger Carmen] (Table of Contents)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Howard Sherman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Luigi Barrati; Carlo Pimento.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. [The Murders of Clayface]
    Batman
  3. 2. [The Forgarian Ball]
    Spy
  4. 3. An American Reporter in London
    Red Logan
  5. 4. [The Mysterious Rays]
    The Crimson Avenger
  6. 5. The Jewel Robbers
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  7. 6. Theft at the Fair
  8. 7. [The Prodigy]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  9. 8. [The New Plane]
    Cliff Crosby
  10. 9. [The Murder of Slugger Carmen]
    Slam Bradley
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