(June 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1937-05-10
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery

The Comic Headliner! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics / 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.

The Mystery of San Jose Island (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders; Arthur Bell (introduction, death); May Adams (introduction); Nick Del Borno (introduction, villain); "Padre" Desoto (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Speed flies to San Jose Island to investigate the death of a friend. Disguising himself as a ragged old beggar he meets May Adams, another friend of Arthur Bell, in a bar. He is abducted but finally brings the murderer to justice.

Indexer Notes

Creig Flessel claimed he wrote these in Alter Ego #45 (February 2005).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

New Book of Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey - Pop - Why are yuh burgling that safe?
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[The Rajah's Ruby] (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Aboard the steamship Empress of India...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Cosmo; Capt. Nelson (intro); Paul Hartley (intro); Rajah Daj (intro); VILLAIN: Hutchinson (intro)
Synopsis
Cosmo is sailing to Bombay. The Captain asks him to help gem merchant Hartley, who is to deliver a precious ruby to the Rajah Daj. He disguises himself as a deaf mute native and secures passage on a caravan heading inland. Cosmo delivers the ruby without mishap, but Hartley is kidnapped by Hutchinson, who orders him killed. Cosmo, still in disguise, is nearby and saves him.

Death Message (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; VILLAINS: Vanter (intro); Lefty Logan (intro)
Synopsis
Buck accompanies the sheriff to the Diamond V Ranch, where Vanter has found his partner shot in the back. In a hotel, Buck spots the crooked Logan, who has been hanging around for the past six months. Trailing him, Buck sees Logan and another man packing sacks with slaughtered beef. The captured Logan tells of how Vanter paid him, in order to sell the meat.

The Claws of the Red Dragon [Part 4] (Table of Contents: 10)

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 von Holtzendorff...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; von Holtzendorff; Stucchi (villain)

The Evil Oak (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vin Sullivan [as Paul Dean] (credited)
Pencils
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama; detective-mystery
Characters
Detective Pat Byrne; Stanley Harwick; Bates; Police Captain Mahoney
Reprints

The Bumps Mystery (Table of Contents: 12)

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
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mortimer Quakenbush Bumps

[The Balinoff Case, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 13)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You understand?
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Bart Regan; Sally Norris; VILLAINS: Olga Balinoff and her spy ring; Officer Patrick O'Toole
Synopsis
Regan and Sally are still prisoners of Olga Balinoff. He pushes a flower pot onto the head of Officer O'Toole, who races up the fire escape in time to save Regan from being shot. But he is duped by Olga and allows her and her two cronies to leave. Taking Regan and Sally to the police station, he is bawled out by the commissioner, who tells Regan that the lab have figured out the secret of the mysterious bronze figure.

The Bloody Will (Table of Contents: 14)

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)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Chang; Joshua McAllister (intro, death); VILLAIN: Agatha (intro, death)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

The Hollywood Murders (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; VILLAIN: Terril Desmond (intro)
Synopsis
Slam gets a job as a Hollywood stuntman.

Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Comic Headliner!
    More Fun Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Mystery of San Jose Island
    Speed Saunders
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    New Book of Comics
  7. 6. ["Hey - Pop - Why are yuh burgling that safe?"]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [The Rajah's Ruby]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  10. 9. Death Message
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  11. 10. The Claws of the Red Dragon [Part 4]
    Bruce Nelson
  12. 11. The Evil Oak
  13. 12. The Bumps Mystery
  14. 13. [The Balinoff Case, Part 4]
    Spy
  15. 14. The Bloody Will
    Mr. Chang
  16. 15. The Hollywood Murders
    Slam Bradley
  17. 16. Better Than Ever!
    New Adventure Comics
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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