(July 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1937-06-10
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)

Speed Saunders / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Keywords:
knives

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

[Undercover in Grade School] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Miss Quail; The Blackmoore Gang; Miss Cambel; Muggsy; Slugger
Synopsis:
In order to help out Slam's sixth grade teacher, Shorty has to go undercover as a student.

The Path of Thorns (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Marshall

The Claws of the Red Dragon [Part 5] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson; Stucchi (villain); Sigrid Von Holtzendorff
Synopsis:
Bruce finds Sigrid in a house full of Chinese gangsters but she won't leave until they find her father.

Winged Death (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fredric Wells]
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

penname identified in Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Elm Park Mystery (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

[The Balinoff Case, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 8)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Sally Norris; Olga Balinoff; her spy ring
Synopsis:
Bart finally confesses to Sally why he tried to break off their relationship. After she helps him capture Olga Balinoff, she applies for a job with the same agency Bart works for.

[The Dope Torpedo] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Cosmo

[Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

Larry Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi]
Pencils:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi]
Inks:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele (introduction); Mr. Steele (introduction, Larry's father)

[A Most Fishy Robbery] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

["I see you've made a slight error - Clancy..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Silly Sleuths / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Flash! Ask for It by Name! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Speed Saunders
  2. 1. The Comic Headliner!
    More Fun Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Undercover in Grade School]
    Slam Bradley
  5. 4. The Path of Thorns
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. The Claws of the Red Dragon [Part 5]
    Bruce Nelson
  7. 6. Winged Death
  8. 7. The Elm Park Mystery
  9. 8. [The Balinoff Case, Part 5]
    Spy
  10. 9. [The Dope Torpedo]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  11. 10. [Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings, Part 1]
    Larry Steele
  12. 11. [A Most Fishy Robbery]
    Speed Saunders
  13. 12. ["I see you've made a slight error - Clancy..."]
    Silly Sleuths
  14. 13. Flash! Ask for It by Name!
    New Adventure Comics
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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