(May 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1937-04-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor and publisher); Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan] (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth [as F. 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
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?

Keywords
convicts

[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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[A Stowaway in Need] (Table of Contents: 3)

Speed Saunders / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Creig Flessel ?
Pencils
Creig Flessel (signed) (credited as Fless)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed) (credited as Fless)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Down at the waterfront...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders; "Spider" Liverman (villain); Lora
Synopsis
Speed hires a sloop to go on vacation, but out on the sound finds he has a female stowaway. She is Lora, who has escaped from the clutches of "Spider" Liverman with plans for a typewriter invented by her late brother. Liverman and his two henchmen intercept the boat and smash it. Speed and Lora are captured, but Speed fools the thugs into thinking the boat is sinking. They cast off in a row boat and Speed replaces the plug he had pulled out. They catch up with the crooks and Speed overcomes them.

The Air-Mail Mystery (Table of Contents: 4)

Hope Hazard G-Woman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Lovy (credited, signed)
Inks
Alex Lovy (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, here I am!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hope Hazard; Bill Littlejohn (pilot); Xavier, The Master
Synopsis
Hope is called in to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three planes. She boards the next flight out, and, when over the mountains, the motor cuts out. After a rough landing she and the pilot are met by men with guns, the leader of whom tells how he used his Z Ray to cripple the planes. In a bend of the mountain ledge, Littlejohn attacks the leader, and Hope grabs the gun and holds the others at bay. Going through a tunnel, they come out above a cavern with men standing around the Master. Littlejohn wants to escape but Hope insists they find and destroy the Z Ray

[The Kidnapping of Angus MacDonald] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the wealthy section of a big seaport city...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Cosmo; Angus MacDonald; Ethel MacDonald; Louie; Roxton (villain)
Synopsis
As Angus MacDonald, President of the Two Star Steamship Company, is leaving to give a speech to a board meeting, he is abducted by rough looking thugs. Mrs. MacDonald calls Cosmo, famous detective and friend of the family, and he has her postpone the meeting until that afternoon. Cosmo appears in the guise of MacDonald, and one board member is visibly shocked. Cosmo forces him to tell the location of the real MacDonald and reveals a plot by the Seamen's Union to prevent MacDonald from giving his speech.

The Claws of the Dragon, Part 3 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is time that we remove him...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Sigrid Von Holtzendorf; Hong Ah Kay; Sing Dock; Officer Mulrooney; Joe Stucchi; Tom Lee
Synopsis
A bloody Tong war is raging in New York's Chinatown district. On Long Island, Bruce Nelson is held at gunpoint by Joe Stucchi. Nelson overcomes him and hides when he hears the sound of approaching men. Five Asians with long knifes are looking for him. He hides in the roof beams of the summer house and overcomes one of the thugs. A scream from the house sends the others in that direction, and, when Bruce follows, he sees member of the Tong standing over the assassin, Tom Lee. Sigrid's father, Von Holtzendorf, arrives and is clearly in cahoots with the Tong.

Shooting Lesson (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
E. R. Anthony (credited as Capt. E. R. Anthony)
Pencils
Creig Flessel (credited, signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the powerful black sedan careened...
Genre
adventure
Characters
State Trooper Marden; Doran (Public Enemy Number 1)

The Wales Case (Table of Contents: 8)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To Dingtown came...
Genre
humor
Characters
Elmer Bell; Helen White; Jasper Wales; Grandpa Spears; Col. Aspinwall; Dimwit Bayles
Synopsis
Elmer Bell shoots Jasper Wales but has an iron-clad alibi. After fifty witnesses identify him in court it transpires that he has a twin brother.

[The Nearly-Weds] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Do you, Philip Marsden...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Philip Marsden; Sally; Bart Regan; Olga Balinoff (villain)
Synopsis
Olga Balinoff is still after the stolen bronze figure, and abducts Sally at her nuptials, knowing that ex-G.I. agent Regan will try to save her.

Bullets in the Dark (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Homer Fleming ?
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming); Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming); Homer Fleming
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After a long day's ride...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; Bull Leary; Jim Slade
Synopsis
Buck arrests Leary and takes him to the sheriff. Returning to the line shack he is himself captured by ranch foreman Slade, who also brings him to the sheriff, charging him with being one of the rustlers. Leary, in one of the cells accuses Slade of hiring him to rustle cattle.

[Slam Delivers the Message] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Jim Bettersworth (credited) (signed as Bettersworth)
Inks
Jim Bettersworth (credited) (signed as Bettersworth)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sighting a group of hoodlums...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty; D'arcy (villain); Purnelli (villain)
Synopsis
Slam and Shorty get caught in the middle of a double-cross.

Indexer Notes

Bettersworth signs on both the first and final pages.

Look! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["In all my years of detective work..."]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [A Stowaway in Need]
    Speed Saunders
  5. 4. The Air-Mail Mystery
    Hope Hazard G-Woman
  6. 5. [The Kidnapping of Angus MacDonald]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  7. 6. The Claws of the Dragon, Part 3
    Bruce Nelson
  8. 7. Shooting Lesson
  9. 8. The Wales Case
  10. 9. [The Nearly-Weds]
    Spy!
  11. 10. Bullets in the Dark
    Buck Marshall Range Detective
  12. 11. [Slam Delivers the Message]
    Slam Bradley
  13. 12. Look!
    Detective Comics
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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