(December 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1937-11-10
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:
automatic pistols; automobiles

Indexer Notes

Three men in a car.

["All your friends..."] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

More Fun Comics; Adventure Comics; Detective 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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Mystery at Oak Gables] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders; Mrs. Saunders (introduction, Speed's mother); Madge Allen; Sak-Ri-Ko; Arthur Harde (introduction, villain); Monroe (introduction, villain)

["Most American cities today are policed by radio-cars..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Nick Orsatti Case, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Laura Wilkes (introduction); James Wilkes (introduction); Nick Orsatti (introduction, villain)

[Curse of the Indian Mummy] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Cosmo; Prof. Dean (introduction); a Hindu priest (introduction, villain, death)

The Blood of the Lotus [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson; Dr. Hong (introduction, villain, death); Slug Cully; the Lotus; Philip Pomeroy

Green Death (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent Sullivan]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Handcuff Hawkins (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
Characters:
Handcuff Hawkins

[To Sink the Atlantis] (Table of Contents: 11)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Sally; an anarchist (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bart and Sally are assigned to protect the steamship Atlantis. Sally pretends to be an anarchist in order to smoke the terrorist into the open.

Trail of Yellow (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

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

[In the Ring] (Table of Contents: 13)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 12.78 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Snoop; Danny Blake (introduction, death); Nick Cardoni (introduction, villain); Manny O'Day (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Slam's new friend Danny dies in a boxing ring. Slam investigates Nick Cardoni for murder.

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.22 page (report information)

[George Barrett, Kentucky Killer] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Law at Work / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[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. ["All your friends..."]
    More Fun Comics; Adventure Comics; Detective Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Mystery at Oak Gables]
    Speed Saunders
  5. 4. ["Most American cities today are policed by radio-cars..."]
    The Law Wins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. [The Nick Orsatti Case, Part 1]
    Larry Steele
  8. 7. [Curse of the Indian Mummy]
    Cosmo, The Phantom of Disguise
  9. 8. The Blood of the Lotus [Part 2]
    Bruce Nelson
  10. 9. Green Death
  11. 10. Handcuff Hawkins
  12. 11. [To Sink the Atlantis]
    Spy
  13. 12. Trail of Yellow
    Buck Marshall
  14. 13. [In the Ring]
    Slam Bradley
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  16. 15. [George Barrett, Kentucky Killer]
    The Law at Work
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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