(September 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1937-08-10
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 (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?

Keywords:
Thompson submachine gun

Detective Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes indicia.

[In Atlantic City] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The "Undersea Killer"; Ethel Mann; Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

[The Premonition of Emil Rogello] (Table of Contents: 3)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Emil Rogello; Leon Petrokoff; Cosmo

The Claws of the Red Dragon (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chin Lung; Lu Gong; Stucchi; Bruce Nelson; Sigrid von Holtzendorf; Von Holtzendorf (Sigrid's father)

Rifles on the River (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Guy Monroe
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

hero, Kit Walker, named after The Phantom's secret i.d.

[The Mystery Play] (Table of Contents: 6)

Gumshoe Gus / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Patrick
Pencils:
Bill Patrick
Inks:
Bill Patrick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

[The Colossus Disaster] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Hanson; Bart Regan; Sally
Keywords:
airships

Indexer Notes

story inspired by the Hindenburg disaster

A Report -- in Detail (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Homer Fleming
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ben Elin; Buck Marshall

[Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Will Ely (signed)
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Squinty; Dutch; Mrs. Steele (Larry's mother); Larry Steele

At the Rodeo (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Tex Dallas; an unnamed gunman; Speed Saunders

Indexer Notes

Gardner Fox does not begin writing until issue 18.

["What's the idea of the cheese and the trap?"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Silly Sleuths / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Next Month (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)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Detective Comics
  3. 2. [In Atlantic City]
    Slam Bradley
  4. 3. [The Premonition of Emil Rogello]
    Cosmo
  5. 4. The Claws of the Red Dragon
    Bruce Nelson
  6. 5. Rifles on the River
  7. 6. [The Mystery Play]
    Gumshoe Gus
  8. 7. [The Colossus Disaster]
    Spy
  9. 8. A Report -- in Detail
    Buck Marshall
  10. 9. [Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings, Part 3]
    Larry Steele
  11. 10. At the Rodeo
    Speed Saunders
  12. 11. ["What's the idea of the cheese and the trap?"]
    Silly Sleuths
  13. 12. Next Month
    Detective Comics
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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