(March 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-02-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor and publisher); Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan] (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:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

As a policeman reaches for his gun, a hand reaches for him from behind.

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 Little Tomm Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Judge Tugg (introduction, villain, death); Little Tomm (introduction, villain); Mulore (introduction, villain); Mike Saro (introduction, villain); Speed Saunders's nephew (introduction); 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.

["If this medicine is just like candy..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

Just Like Junior / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Asch
Pencils:
Stan Asch (signed)
Inks:
Stan Asch (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Jenks Kidnapping 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:
Nancy Jenks; kidnappers (villain)

[The Killer Clown] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Sven Elven
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Letters:
?

Characters:
Berpo (introduction, villain, death, a clown)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

Murder in the Clouds, Part II (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:
Harry Ward (villain, death); Clifford

Dental Detective (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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 Peter Rawley Case] (Table of Contents: 9)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Peter Rawley (introduction); Bart Regan; Sally Norris

The Pine Road Mystery (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

Crooked Trail (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Characters:
Claw Kembal (introduction, villain)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[At Sea] (Table of Contents: 12)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 12.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
a gang of pirates (introduction, villain); Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Lieutenant Alan McLeod Hero of the Air (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (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 Little Tomm Murder Case]
    Speed Saunders
  5. 4. ["If this medicine is just like candy..."]
    Just Like Junior
  6. 5. [The Jenks Kidnapping Case, Part 2]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. [The Killer Clown]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  8. 7. Murder in the Clouds, Part II
    Bruce Nelson
  9. 8. Dental Detective
  10. 9. [The Peter Rawley Case]
    Spy
  11. 10. The Pine Road Mystery
  12. 11. Crooked Trail
    Buck Marshall
  13. 12. [At Sea]
    Slam Bradley
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  15. 14. Lieutenant Alan McLeod Hero of the Air
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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