(October 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1937-09-10
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)

Bruce Nelson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?

Characters
Lu Gong ?
Synopsis
An Asian man is inspecting jewels.
Keywords
jewelry; pearls; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

Character previously listed as Lu Chung, but this does not match the character listed in the story sequence.

Detective Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes indicia.

The River Patrol (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Fred Dunn (introduction); the Skipper (introduction); Speed Saunders

Indexer Notes

Gardner Fox does not begin writing until issue 18.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Law Wins / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the killer pulls the trigger...
Genre
non-fiction; crime

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

Hohner Harmonicas / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 5)

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 (villain); Dutch; Dr. Sargoff (introduction); Sonia Sargoff (introduction, his wife); Larry Steele

[The Disappearance of Carl Huntley] (Table of Contents: 6)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Carl Huntley (introduction); Cosmo

The Claws of the Red Dragon [Part 8] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Lu Gong (villain); Chin Lung (villain); Bruce Nelson; Sigrid Von Holtzendorf; Von Holtzendorf

Indexer Notes

conclusion of serial

The Laughing Mummy (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bloodhound Brown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They've sent for Bloodhound Brown to work on the Smith case.
Genre
humor; detective-mystery

[The Phony Pierre Blanc] (Table of Contents: 10)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Pierre Blanc (introduction); a killer (introduction, villain); Bart Regan; Sally

Lucky Hunch (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Homer Fleming
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Morgen (introduction, villain); Buck Marshall

[The Hillbillies] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zeke (introduction, villain); Lem (introduction, villain); Lucy-Belle Willis (introduction); the Willises (introduction); the Tollivers (introduction); Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

Heigh Yo, Silver! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Lone Ranger Magazine / 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]
    Bruce Nelson
  2. 1. Detective Comics
  3. 2. The River Patrol
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. ["When the killer pulls the trigger..."]
    The Law Wins
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hohner Harmonicas
  6. 5. [Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings, Part 4]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. [The Disappearance of Carl Huntley]
    Cosmo
  8. 7. The Claws of the Red Dragon [Part 8]
    Bruce Nelson
  9. 8. The Laughing Mummy
  10. 9. ["They've sent for Bloodhound Brown to work on the Smith case."]
    Bloodhound Brown
  11. 10. [The Phony Pierre Blanc]
    Spy
  12. 11. Lucky Hunch
    Buck Marshall
  13. 12. [The Hillbillies]
    Slam Bradley
  14. 13. Heigh Yo, Silver!
    The Lone Ranger Magazine
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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