(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 (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say! You're pretty good!
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)
Synopsis
Following a fight between Slam and Pete Graves, Graves is shot and killed. Slam is arrested but is released. Meanwhile, Shorty hitches a ride on the rear of the suspect lawyer's car, and learns of a plot to terrorize steel workers into joining a crooked union. Graves's sister tries to shoot Slam, but he decides that running is the most sensible option. Shorty is taken to Jinx Tower, where he is thrown off a girder, but is rescued by Slam swinging past on a rope. Slam gets the lawyer to confess everything and gets kissed by Sally Graves as a reward.

Indexer Notes

Story title from last issue blurb.

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

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

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

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; Mr. Taft (villain, introduction); Black Pete (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Sheriff asks Buck to investigate the blowing up of the dam which supplied water to the Circle B range. En route, Buck finds a dead body with $2,000 in cash. He rides into town to talk to the bank president, Taft, but is knocked out. Later, Taft tells him the town is run by the bully Red Jack. Buck once saved Red Jack's life and he now returns the favor by getting him out of town safely. Buck returns to town that evening and discovers that Taft is the actual crook. He and the sheriff place him and his cronies under arrest.

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 (credited, signed)
Pencils
Bill Patrick (credited, signed)
Inks
Bill Patrick (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Gus! - Hurry over to the Beekman home...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Gumshoe Gus; Mr. Beekman
Synopsis
Gus is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a pet duck from the Beekman home. Eventually he finds a letter from the duck (!) telling how she has fallen for screen idol Donald Duck and is heading for Hollywood.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bret Lawton, famous detective...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bret Lawton; Tom Bradley; Tanta; Pedro (introduction); Spider Malone (villain)
Synopsis
Bret is in South America at the request of his friend Tom Bradley, whose workers have been mysteriously dying. He uncovers the plot, orchestrated by American criminal Spider Malone, posing as an Inca chief.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Room Fifteen (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Pencils
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Colors
?
Letters
Russell Cole

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Room, please...
Genre
humor

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 (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Acting upon a hunch...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Philip Marsden (introduction); Sally Norris; Olga Balinoff (villain); the Captain (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Regan steals a bronze statue from Olga Balinoff, hoping to find a clue to its meaning. He spurns his flame Sally Norris, and in a fit of pique she agrees to marry Philip Marsden. At the wedding she implores Regan with her eyes to stop the ceremony, but he ignores her.

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 (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (credited as Win) (signed as Win)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another of our best men has been found murdered...
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 (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Letters
Sven Elven ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inspector Flint, we're getting complaints...
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 (signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (signed)
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 Range Detective
  6. 5. [The Disappearing Duck]
    Gumshoe Gus
  7. 6. [The Peruvian Mine Murders, Part 2]
    Bret Lawton International Detective
  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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