(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 (credited)
Inks
Creig Flessel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get that man! Find him!
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.

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

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

Script
Stan Asch (credited, signed)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited, signed)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If this medicine is just like candy...
Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Four unrelated gag panels.

[The Jenks Kidnapping Case, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

Larry Steele, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Pencils
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Inks
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry, serving as a butler...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; Nancy Jenks; kidnappers (villain)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Reynolds' Circus is in town.
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Cosmo; 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 (credited) (signed as TH)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited) (signed as TH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Ward, the blackmailer...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Harry Ward (villain, death); Clifford

Dental Detective (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Vincent Sullivan [as Paul Dean] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

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 (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited as Shuster)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited as Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The son of a prominent American politician...
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, Range Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; 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 (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited as Shuster)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited as Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
S-say! If th' tough mugs in there...
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
Bill Ely [as Will Ely]
Inks
Bill Ely [as Will Ely]
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Lieutenant Alan McLeod

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
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, Private Detective
  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, Range Detective
  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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