(December 1936)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.

Issue Notes

Vol. I, No. I. DETECTIVE Picture STORIES is published monthly by Comics Magazines Co., Inc., 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N. Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Egan of the Homicide Squad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Colors
?
Letters
William Cook ?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Egan of the Homicide Squad
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Allison is credited on the contents page, but does not sign the cover itself.

[Johnson Smith & Company] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Contents Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Allison (credited)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Egan of the Homicide Squad

Indexer Notes

The art for this page is a full figure illo of Egan. Same pose as cover. Printed in red ink over the text of the contents page.

The Diamond Dick (Table of Contents: 3)

Egan of the Homicide Squad / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Wallace Kirk (credited)
Pencils
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Inks
Bill Allison (credited as W.M. Allison)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everybody just stand still!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Egan of the Homicide Squad; Rowen; Billy; Mr. Mayberry
Synopsis
When a visitor to the Zoo is killed and robbed of a diamond it's up to Egan of the Homicide Squad to find the killer.

Murder in the Blue Room (Table of Contents: 4)

Spurlock and Watkins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Patterson (credited as J.A. Patterson)
Pencils
John Patterson (credited as J.A. Patterson)
Inks
John Patterson (credited as J.A. Patterson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Lady Ashley; Miss Lovelace; Spurlock; Watkins; Sir Hector Ashley
Synopsis
Famed detective Spurlock is called to Parkhurst Mansion after the second of two murders inside a week.

Indexer Notes

Holmes & Watson style detectives.

Police Patrol (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Moore (signed) (credited as E. McD. Moore, Jr.)
Pencils
Ed Moore (signed) (credited as E. McD. Moore, Jr.)
Inks
Ed Moore (signed) (credited as E. McD. Moore, Jr.)
Colors
? (first page)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Calling all cars...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jim; Bill Gowrie; Bat; Trigger
Synopsis
The police track down the robbers of an Adamsville bank messenger.

Indexer Notes

First page is in color, the remainder in black and white.

Be a Detective [Detective Picture Stories Subscription Ad] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Phantom Killer (Table of Contents: 7)

Eddie Brannigan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner (credited as George E. Brenner)
Pencils
George Brenner (credited as George E. Brenner)
Inks
George Brenner (credited as George E. Brenner)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I trailed ya this far, mug...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Eddy Brannigan; "Killer" Krautz
Synopsis
Detective Brannigan tracks down Krautz, the Phantom Killer.

Indexer Notes

Not a Clock story although blurbed as such on cover.

A Touchdown [Funny Pages Subscription Ad] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Sapphire Seas (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Captain C. W. Scott] (credited)
Pencils
Bill Allison (signed as W.M.A.) (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
Bill Allison (signed as W.M.A.) (2 spot illustrations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Creeping along through the dense sea...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Captain Eggers; George Harley; Andy Lauenburg; Severn; Miss Foster
Synopsis
Murder on the high seas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

To be continued in next issue.

Wings of Crime (Table of Contents: 10)

Clem Bowers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Dowling (credited)
Pencils
Victor Dowling (credited)
Inks
Victor Dowling (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sit down, Specky...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Specky Galazzo; Big Mike Cassidy; Clem Bowers; Donovan; Mrs. Brandon; Ferret; Mr. Clark; Mazie [Yvonne Le Claire]; Mr. Waters; Coily [Ramos]
Synopsis
Detective Clem Bowers investigates Specky Galazzo, a notorious jewel thief.

[Funny Picture Stories Subscription Ad] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Roadhouse Racket (Table of Contents: 12)

Pat O'Day / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Buresch (credited as Joe E. Buresch)
Pencils
Joe Buresch (credited as Joe E. Buresch)
Inks
Joe Buresch (credited as Joe E. Buresch)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here you are sir
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Porter; Miss Perry; Faces Benny; Pat O'Day
Synopsis
Pat O'Day solves a murder at the Night Owl Roadhouse.

The Tale of Timothy O'Toole (Table of Contents: 13)

The Spinner / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Christman (credited)
Pencils
Bert Christman (credited)
Inks
Bert Christman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I suppose that as a police detective...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Spinner; Evelyn; Timothy O'Toole; Katherine Kelly; Mr. Jones [Simon the Sneak]; Tony; Mr. Greene [Mr. Kelly]; Murphy; Bessie
Synopsis
A policeman tells the Spinner of how he became a policeman. Story flashes back to 1905.

Indexer Notes

Very early story by Christman, possibly his second? Credited as 'Author of "The Christmas Kid"'

Bogus Bills (Table of Contents: 14)

Thurston Hunt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian (signed as Pinajian) (credited as Pinajian)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed as Pinajian) (credited as Pinajian)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed as Pinajian) (credited as Pinajian)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hunt, a number of counterfeit bills have appeared...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Thurstan Hunt [Jack Barnard]; Joseph; Dave; Mrs. Clay; Butcher Kane; Sam; Lou [Frazer]; Red
Synopsis
Thurston Hunt investigates a gang of counterfeiters.

[House Ad for Funny Pages, Funny Picture Stories and Detective Picture Stories] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Factory To You] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Egan of the Homicide Squad
  2. 1. [Johnson Smith & Company]
  3. 2. [Contents Page]
  4. 3. The Diamond Dick
    Egan of the Homicide Squad
  5. 4. Murder in the Blue Room
    Spurlock and Watkins
  6. 5. Police Patrol
  7. 6. Be a Detective [Detective Picture Stories Subscription Ad]
  8. 7. The Phantom Killer
    Eddie Brannigan
  9. 8. A Touchdown [Funny Pages Subscription Ad]
  10. 9. Sapphire Seas
  11. 10. Wings of Crime
    Clem Bowers
  12. 11. [Funny Picture Stories Subscription Ad]
  13. 12. Roadhouse Racket
    Pat O'Day
  14. 13. The Tale of Timothy O'Toole
    The Spinner
  15. 14. Bogus Bills
    Thurston Hunt
  16. 15. [House Ad for Funny Pages, Funny Picture Stories and Detective Picture Stories]
  17. 16. [Factory To You]
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