(November 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1937-10-10
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
Synopsis
A police detective is hiding under a dock, with either a body or a suspect.
Keywords
automatic pistols

Detective Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes indicia.

[Case of the Hobo Hero] (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
Mike Molona (introduction, villain); the Mayor (introduction, villain); Jake Jones (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Gardner Fox does not begin writing until issue 18.

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

Sgt. Simp / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, he's doin' at least sixty!
Genre
humor

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

Hohner Harmonicas / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Will Ely
Pencils
Will Ely
Inks
Will Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dr. Sargoff (introduction, villain); Sonia Sargoff (villain); Dutch (villain); Squinty (villain)

Death in the Radio-Studio (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks
Sven Elven
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Cosmo; Glasser (introduction, villain); Hal Lane (introduction, death)

The Blood of the Lotus [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Tom Hickey ?
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Sing Lee (introduction); Lois Woodworth (introduction); Donald Barnes (introduction); Philip Pomeroy (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

story does not match writing style of Wheeler-Nicholson

Death at Latitude 30 (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 5.84 pages (report information)

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

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

American Flyer Trains / advertisement / 0.16 page (report information)

The Johnson Mystery (Table of Contents: 10)

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 Vanishing of R-42] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Agent R-42 (introduction); Talvanian ambassador (introduction, villain); Talvanian spies (introduction, villain)

Silver and Lead (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Homer Fleming
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Letters
?

Characters
Bender (introduction, villain); Latigo (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Human Fly] (Table of Contents: 13)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 12.89 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty; The Human Fly (introduction, villain); Snoop Dolan (introduction)

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.11 page (report information)

Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (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. Detective Comics
  3. 2. [Case of the Hobo Hero]
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. ["Boy, he's doin' at least sixty!"]
    Sgt. Simp
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hohner Harmonicas
  6. 5. [Mystery of the Wholesale Kidnappings, Part 5]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. Death in the Radio-Studio
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  8. 7. The Blood of the Lotus [Part 1]
    Bruce Nelson
  9. 8. Death at Latitude 30
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    American Flyer Trains
  11. 10. The Johnson Mystery
  12. 11. [The Vanishing of R-42]
    Spy
  13. 12. Silver and Lead
    Buck Marshall
  14. 13. [The Human Fly]
    Slam Bradley
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  16. 15. Better Than Ever!
    More Fun Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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