(March 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1937-02-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson; Vin Sullivan (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)
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

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported to the U. S. Copyright Office.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bruce Nelson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vin Sullivan
Inks
Vin Sullivan
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sen Yoi
Reprints
Keywords
mandarin hats; stereotyping of Chinese

Indexer Notes

The art credits were verified by Vin Sullivan himself.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The River Patrol (Table of Contents: 3)

Speed Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
E. C. Stoner
Pencils
E. C. Stoner
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Cyril "Speed" Saunders (introduction); Mr. Moran (introduction); Hen Velsor (a bayman); Joe Plum (Velsor's partner); Lu; Jake; Cap'n Scum (villain, introduction); Luke (villain)
Synopsis
Speed investigates the murder of several Chinamen along the wharf area and uncovers a human smuggling operation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Scripter and penciller credits verified by Millennium Edition: Detective Comics 1 (DC, 2001 series) #[nn]. Correct story title, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich.

Ken Quattro, in Alter Ego #118 (July 2013), verifies art credits, but asks the question: did the writer credit come from Stoner's widow?

[The Rhangwa Pearls] (Table of Contents: 4)

Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven ?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Cosmo, The Phantom of Disguise (introduction); Captain Burke (introduction); Gregory Dillingwater (introduction); Buckley (Dillingwater's butler); unnamed Inspector; Taro [also as unnamed Policeman and butler Buckley] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A millionaire that has just bought the fabulously valuable Rhangwa Pearls receives a letter from someone threatening to steal them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Millennium Edition: Detective Comics 1 (DC, 2001 series) #[nn] credits script to Sven Elven. Bails does not list Elven as scripting anything. Writing style matches Wheeler-Nicholson. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Peruvian Mine Murders, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bret Lawton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bret Lawton (introduction); Tim Morgan (introduction, mine owner); Jan (hotel manager); Fred Collins (Chief Engineer of Morgan's mines); Spider Malone (villain, introduction); unnamed Incan priest (villain)
Synopsis
Confronted by a series of murders, Bret forages into the Peruvian jungles to ascertain why a hole appears in each victim's throat, but they were not shot!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story printed in black and white.

The Claws of the Red Dragon (Table of Contents: 6)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (signed)
Pencils
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson (introduction); Erick von Holtzendorff (introduction); Sigrid von Holtzendorf (introduction); Sen Yoi (Introduction, villain); unnamed Chinese (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Venturing into downtown San Francisco, Bruce finds it odd to see a Chinese restaurant among the buildings, and no one to wait upon him when he enters desiring a meal. Stranger still, another couple enters and is served anything they desire. When he decides to stick around and see what develops, he and the couple are suddenly grabbed and blindfolded!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on Wheeler-Nicholson's story "In the House of Fang Gow" (Street and Smith's Top-Notch, February 1933). Story continued next issue.

[The Gotlotz Jewels] (Table of Contents: 7)

Gumshoe Gus / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Patrick (signed)
Pencils
Bill Patrick (signed)
Inks
Bill Patrick (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Patrick

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Gumshoe Gus (introduction); unnamed Police Commissioner; Mrs. Gotlotz; Reeves (butler)
Synopsis
Gus is sent to a rich woman's home to watch over her pearls during a party and nabs a man he sees pocketing them. Unfortunately for Gus, it is the Chief!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Balinoff Case, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bart Regan, Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bart Regan [also as Captain Markham] (introduction, origin); unnamed Federal Government Chief (introduction); Sally Norris (introduction, Bart's fiancee); Olga Balinoff (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Bart is called on to volunteer for a secret spy case, but in doing so, he must forgo his own personal agenda, including his marriage to fiance Sally.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next issue.

[The Gotrox Pearls] (Table of Contents: 9)

Eagle-Eyed Jake / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eagle-Eyed Jake (introduction); Mrs. Gotrox (introduction); Hammock Jones (detective); Hortense
Synopsis
Jake is called in to solve the theft of some pearls, and promptly discovers that there were no pearls in the first place!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Silly Sleuths / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just 'cause he's got big feet an' a derby hat, Gus is taking a correspondence course in detecting!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Gus; Inspector Schmaltz; Reilly
Synopsis
Series of four 1 panel detective-related gag cartoons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[The Bar S Rustlers] (Table of Contents: 11)

Buck Marshall, Range Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming (signed)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks
Homer Fleming (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Buck Marshall [posing as Sam Wilson] (introduction); unnamed Sheriff; Volk; Jackson; Rawhide; Slick; Sanders (villain, introduction, owner of the Bar 8 Ranch)
Synopsis
Buck is called in to discover the truth behind some rustling charges between two cattle ranchers that have had hard feelings for each other since a land deal went bad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story printed in black and white. The Bar 8 Ranch is interchangeably called the Bar S Ranch throughout the story.

[The Streets of Chinatown] (Table of Contents: 12)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley (introduction); Shorty Morgan (introduction); Sergeant Kelly; Captain Frawley; Rita Carlisle (introduction, daughter of the Carlisle chain-store owner); Mimi (Rita's dog); Fui Onyui (villain, introduction); unnamed antique store owner (villain, death)
Synopsis
The daughter of a chain-store magnate wants to hire Slam to guard her valuable poodle, and when he turns it down, Shorty volunteers.
Reprints

Next Month: A Big Second Helping! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

credits, title page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Factory to You (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bruce Nelson
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  4. 3. The River Patrol
    Speed Saunders
  5. 4. [The Rhangwa Pearls]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  6. 5. [The Peruvian Mine Murders, Part 1]
    Bret Lawton
  7. 6. The Claws of the Red Dragon
    Bruce Nelson
  8. 7. [The Gotlotz Jewels]
    Gumshoe Gus
  9. 8. [The Balinoff Case, Part 1]
    Bart Regan, Spy
  10. 9. [The Gotrox Pearls]
    Eagle-Eyed Jake
  11. 10. ["Just 'cause he's got big feet an' a derby hat, Gus is taking a correspondence course in detecting!!"]
    Silly Sleuths
  12. 11. [The Bar S Rustlers]
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  13. 12. [The Streets of Chinatown]
    Slam Bradley
  14. 13. Next Month: A Big Second Helping!
    Detective Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
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