(April 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1937-03-10
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 in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors
?

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

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

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

credits, title page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Skyscraper Death] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Pete Graves (death); Betty Graves; Tony (villain, introduction, death); Nick (villain, introduction); Tony and Nick's boss (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story title from last issue blurb.

[The Sage City Bank Holdup] (Table of Contents: 4)

Buck Marshall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; Mr. Taft (villain, introduction); Black Pete (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story is printed in black and white.

[The Disappearing Duck] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Bill Patrick
Pencils
Bill Patrick
Inks
Bill Patrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Gumshoe Gus

[The Peruvian Mine Murders, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bret Lawton; Pedro (introduction); Spider Malone (villain)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Room Fifteen (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Balinoff Case, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bart Regan; Phillip Marsden (introduction); Sally Norris; Olga Balinoff (villain); the Captain (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Feature formerly titled "Bart Regan, Spy".

[G-Man] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mail-Order Murphy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Murphy

Indexer Notes

Pantomime strip.

The Narcotic Ring (Table of Contents: 10)

Mr. Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mr. Chang (introduction); Wu (introduction); Inspector Daniels (introduction); a narcotics ring (villains, introduction for all)

[The Olive Oil Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Cosmo; Inspector Flint; Batini (villain, introduction); Tony Morini (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The story is printed in black and white.

Letterer credits by Craig Delich. Elvin's signature indicates only illustrations. Writing matches Wheeler-Nicholson's on Bruce Nelson.

The Claws of the Red Dragon, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 12)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Erick von Holtzendorff; Sigrid von Holtzendorf; Sen Yoi; Lt. Casey; Joseph Stucci
Synopsis
Nelson is dragged off from the restaurant by a gang of Chinese and dumped outside of town. By the time he gets back, the entire restaurant has been cleaned out. His fellow diners have disappeared all together.

Indexer Notes

All characters named for the first time in this chapter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Are you sure you were robbed?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Next Month: (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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]
  2. 1. ["-And if you like real good comic magazines..."]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Skyscraper Death]
    Slam Bradley
  5. 4. [The Sage City Bank Holdup]
    Buck Marshall
  6. 5. [The Disappearing Duck]
    Gumshoe Gus
  7. 6. [The Peruvian Mine Murders, Part 2]
    Bret Lawton
  8. 7. Room Fifteen
  9. 8. [The Balinoff Case, Part 2]
    Spy
  10. 9. [G-Man]
    Mail-Order Murphy
  11. 10. The Narcotic Ring
    Mr. Chang
  12. 11. [The Olive Oil Counterfeiters]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  13. 12. The Claws of the Red Dragon, Part 2
    Bruce Nelson
  14. 13. ["Are you sure you were robbed?"]
    Silly Sleuths
  15. 14. Next Month:
  16. 15. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
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