(December 1936)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comics Magazine Company, Inc.
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Pre-Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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)

Script
William Allison
Pencils
William Allison
Inks
William Allison
Colors
?
Letters
William Cook ?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Egan

[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
William Allison
Inks
William Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Egan

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
William Allison (signed)
Inks
William Allison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Egan; 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 A. Patterson
Pencils
John A. Patterson (signed)
Inks
John A. Patterson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Lady Ashley; Miss Lovelace; Spurlock; Watkins; Hector Ashley
Synopsis
Famed detective Spurlock is called to Parkhurst Mansion after the 2nd 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 Jr.
Pencils
Ed Moore Jr. (signed)
Inks
Ed Moore Jr. (signed)
Colors
? (first page)
Letters
?

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, rest is black & white. The artist is credited as "Ed McD. Moore, Jr."

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
Pencils
George Brenner (signed)
Inks
George Brenner (signed)
Letters
?

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]
Pencils
William Allison (signed)
Inks
William Allison (signed)
Letters
typeset

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
Pencils
Victor J. Dowling (signed)
Inks
Victor J. Dowling (signed)
Letters
?

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
Joseph E. Buresch?
Pencils
Joseph E. Buresch (signed)
Inks
Joseph E. Buresch (signed)
Letters
?

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?
Pencils
Bert Christman (signed)
Inks
Bert Christman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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 2nd?

Bogus Bills (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Arthur Pinajian?
Pencils
Arthur Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Arthur Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mazzella
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