(April 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1938-03-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
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
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders ?
Synopsis
A policeman is tied up next to a bomb with lit fuse.
Keywords
bondage; dynamite

Dr. S. G. Boyce (Table of Contents: 1)

cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox ?
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Dr. S. G. Boyce

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

The Mystery of Hondoku Isle (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Malcolm Dane (introduction, villain); Doris Dane (introduction); Dick Dane (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.

Eddie Doll (Table of Contents: 3)

The Law at Work / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Eddie Doll

Framing the Framers (Table of Contents: 4)

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)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Jim Foley; Buck Marshall

Indexer Notes

1st Buck Marshall story in color

[The Jenks Kidnapping Case, Part 3] (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)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What Nancy took for a blackmailing racket...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Nancy Jenks; kidnappers (villain, death); Larry Steele

Too Many Crooks [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Tom Hickey ?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited) (signed as TH)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited) (signed as TH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the office of the famous French diamond merchant...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Henri Gourmier (introduction); Lloyd Parsons (introduction); Patricia Barden (introduction); Mrs. Jessup; Caulkins (introduction, villain); Strafacchi (introduction, villain)

Oil from China (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Vin Sullivan [as Paul Dean]
Pencils
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed)
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Black Case (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 Golden Ray] (Table of Contents: 10)

Spy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After a number of exciting adventures...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Basil Montague (introduction, villain, death); other spies (introduction, villain, death); Bart Regan; Sally Norris

Hot Trail Hogan (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

[The Poultry Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is dusk.
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Dirty Joe (introduction, villain); Nick the Plugger (introduction, villain); Lou Capri; Cosmo; Captain Flynn; Patrolman Jim Casey
Synopsis
Cosmo sees a man thrown out of a passing car. The body turns out to be Lou Capri, an East Side racketeer.

[Up North] (Table of Contents: 13)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 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
Hey! Wotta we do now?
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
The Boss (introduction, villain, death); Muscles Hogan (introduction, villain, death); Kilo (introduction, villain, death); Jack Trent (introduction); Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan
Synopsis
Shorty and Slam visit Stormhaven Alaska looking for Jack Trent.

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

Quentin Roosevelt, Heroic Fighter (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Quentin Roosevelt

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]
    Speed Saunders ?
  2. 1. Dr. S. G. Boyce
  3. 2. The Mystery of Hondoku Isle
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. Eddie Doll
    The Law at Work
  5. 4. Framing the Framers
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  6. 5. [The Jenks Kidnapping Case, Part 3]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  7. 6. Too Many Crooks [Part 1]
    Bruce Nelson
  8. 7. Oil from China
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  10. 9. The Black Case
  11. 10. [The Golden Ray]
    Spy
  12. 11. Hot Trail Hogan
  13. 12. [The Poultry Racketeers]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  14. 13. [Up North]
    Slam Bradley
  15. 14. Quentin Roosevelt, Heroic Fighter
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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