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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If I wasn't so sore at you...
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 (credited as H. Fleming) (signed as H. Fleming)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming) (signed as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming) (signed as H. Fleming)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; The Sheriff; Jack Darsey; Rancher Warner; Kane (the foreman); Stan Martin
Synopsis
Buck and the Sheriff ride to the Warner Ranch, where Jack Darsey has been robbed of the payroll. They eventually discover that Kane, the foreman (real name Lopez, wanted for bank robbery), was responsible.

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 (credited, signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bruce Nelson was forced to stand and witness the murder...
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 (credited, signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Terry Rutledge; Charles Hilton; Virginia Hilton; Blagg

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How peaceful!
Genre
detective-mystery

[The Balinoff Case, Part 5] (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
An unexpected call...
Genre
adventure; spy
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 (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We know for a certainty...
Genre
drama; detective-mystery
Characters
Cosmo; Commissioner Stone
Synopsis
Cosmo is asked to investigate the smuggling of dope into the country on the ships of the Largo Line. Disguising himself as a Portuguese sailor, he abducts one of the crew. The first mate, finding himself short of a deck-hand, goes ashore and hires Cosmo. Eventually, Cosmo discovers that the captain and mate are using a torpedo gun to fire metal cylinders of dope onto the New Jersey shore.

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

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

Script
Bill Ely (credited as Will Georgi)
Pencils
Bill Ely (credited as Will Georgi)
Inks
Bill Ely (credited as Will Georgi)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry Steele, young private detective...
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 (credited as Fless)
Pencils
Creig Flessel (credited as Fless)
Inks
Creig Flessel (credited as Fless)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stick 'em up! Get the payroll, Mike!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders
Synopsis
Speed finds that criminals are smuggling gold inside the bodies of fish.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Silly Sleuths / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I see you've made a slight error - Clancy...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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