(January 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1937-12-10
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 renewal filing. There is no listing for the original registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Synopsis:
Man climbing up a rope about to be cut.

News! (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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Anarchist Submarine Plot] (Table of Contents: 3)

Speed Saunders of the River Police / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
a gang of anarchists (introduction, villain, death); Speed Saunders

Indexer Notes

We formerly credited the script of this story to Gardner Fox, but in an interview in Alter Ego #20 (June 2003), he stated that his first comic story, sold in March 1938, appeared in Detective Comics #18.

The Power Behind "Machine Gun" Kelly (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Nick Orsatti Case, Part 2] (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:
Nick Orsatti (villain); Larry Steele; James Wilkes; Jones

[The Phony Murder of Sir Fenton Carsley] (Table of Contents: 6)

Cosmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Sir Fenton Carsley (introduction, villain); Cosmo; Burke; Phyllis Carlin

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

Bulls Eye (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:
Kramer (introduction); a gang of crooks (introduction, villain); Bruce Nelson

Incident in Algiers (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sgt. Bill Gaines (introduction)

The Willow Lane Mystery (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

[The Atlantis Aftermath] (Table of Contents: 10)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
an anarchist (introduction, villain, death); Bart Regan; Sally

In the Bag (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Flying Circus] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Baron Von Goetz (introduction, villain); Baroness Von Goetz (introduction, villain); Slam Bradley

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

Sir Hubert Wilkens Famous Arctic Explorer (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (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. News!
    More Fun Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [The Anarchist Submarine Plot]
    Speed Saunders of the River Police
  5. 4. The Power Behind "Machine Gun" Kelly
    The Law at Work
  6. 5. [The Nick Orsatti Case, Part 2]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. [The Phony Murder of Sir Fenton Carsley]
    Cosmo
  8. 7. Bulls Eye
    Bruce Nelson
  9. 8. Incident in Algiers
  10. 9. The Willow Lane Mystery
  11. 10. [The Atlantis Aftermath]
    Spy
  12. 11. In the Bag
    Buck Marshall
  13. 12. [The Flying Circus]
    Slam Bradley
  14. 13. Sir Hubert Wilkens Famous Arctic Explorer
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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