(August 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.
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The Case of the Prophetic Pictures (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 13 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]; Commissioner James Gordon; Jim; Mr. Wiley [villain, D]; Antal; Mikoff; Mr. Drake; Carmen Largo [D]; Mr. Vangild [D]; Mr. Warren [D]; Mr. Tavers.
Synopsis:
A business man heavily in debt buys up pictures of an artist at cheap prices, then tries to increase their value by murdering those pictured in the portraits.
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Indexer Notes

Some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 2-20-09.

Mighty Atoms (Table of Contents)

Sports Close-ups / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Bitsy Grant; Tommy Bridges; Greg Rice.

[The Missing Gas Mask] (Table of Contents)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Ransom Hengel; Bulkley.

[The Jewelry Robberies] (Table of Contents)

Red Logan, Ace Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [signed as Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarski (signed as Win)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan; Commisioner Ryan; Blackie Malone; Cecil Marlin.

Eagle Eye (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
R. Emmet Pace (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Lehti
Inks:
Jack Lehti
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Girl in Red] (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 [Lee Travis]; Wing; Mac.

[The Pyromaniac] (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

[Murder In the Seashore Inn] (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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Goofo the Great / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russell Cole [signed as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [signed as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Goofo

Indexer Notes

Artist's true name verified by Jerry Bails.

[An Ear in the Mail] (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; Inspector Becker; Connie Becker.

[The Gem Jewelry Company] (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; Officer Callahan.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. none
    Batman
  2. 1. The Case of the Prophetic Pictures
    Batman
  3. 2. Mighty Atoms
    Sports Close-ups
  4. 3. [The Missing Gas Mask]
    Spy
  5. 4. [The Jewelry Robberies]
    Red Logan, Ace Reporter
  6. 5. Eagle Eye
  7. 6. [The Girl in Red]
    The Crimson Avenger
  8. 7. [The Pyromaniac]
    Speed Saunders, Ace Investigator
  9. 8. [Murder In the Seashore Inn]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  10. 9. [untitled]
    Goofo the Great
  11. 10. [An Ear in the Mail]
    Cliff Crosby
  12. 11. [The Gem Jewelry Company]
    Slam Bradley
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Matthew Peets
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  • Bill Wormstedt
  • Bob Klein
  • Mike Tiefenbacher
  • Jerry Bails (R.I.P.)
  • Carl Gafford
  • John Greb
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jeremy Heier
  • Chris Launder
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Bowen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Mark Gordon
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