(May 1938)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1938-04-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent A. Sullivan
Color:
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-47); Full Color (#48 onwards)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This is the first issue published by Detective Comics, Inc., 480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office renewal filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Keywords:
dogs; footprints; hunting

Indexer Notes

Kid and dog hunting.

Brand New! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Action Comics / advertisement / 0.7 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Sandra's Vacation, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Michael; Baron Von Schmidt; Lucille Du Pont
Synopsis:
Sandra tracks down the missing jewels and captures the criminal.

Indexer Notes

Sandra's last name give as McClane in this story. Not sure if it's an alias or not.

Dr. Occult the Ghost Detective vs the Master of Corpses (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Occult / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Leger]
Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Inks:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Dr. Occult; Ellsworth; Daro
Synopsis:
Daro employs zombies in his mine, but he's really planning to rule the world.

Indexer Notes

Story title from Nigel Cantwell.

["Buzz Brown and Sandy MacDonald find themselves captives of the notorious Captain Scudd.."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Buzz Brown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Buzz Brown; Sandy MacDonald; Captain Scudd; Cookie
Synopsis:
Buzz and Sandy find themselves prisoners of the notorious Captain Scudd, who saved them from the squall last issue. Their only option is mutiny.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Nigel Cantwell.

["Synopsis - Having rescued an American girl from an Arab slave trader..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wing Brady / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Hap Hamilton; Frenchy Renard; Jill Bradford; Ali Massa
Synopsis:
Jill discovers the murdered man is her uncle Cyrus, who had conspired with Ali Massa to sell her into slavery.

The Hikers (Table of Contents: 7)

Hank 'n' Hunk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hank; Hunk

Indexer Notes

only appearance; artist credits from Nigel Cantwell & Jerry Bails

Collared (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Thomas Delaney
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as FBG]
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as FBG]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["All day long I've been looking for that son of mine!"] (Table of Contents: 9)

Slaphappy and His Pappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Block (signed)
Inks:
Block (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slaphappy; Pappy

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

Edward the Third of England and the Black Prince (Table of Contents: 10)

The Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobby; Binks; Edward III; The Black Prince

[The Murder of Lord Greystone, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; Diane Greystone; Ransford; Monty
Synopsis:
Mark continues to pursue the murderer of Greystone, but as this is the last episode, never finds him.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["The dope peddlers' ring smashed, things have been quiet..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Johnnie Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law; Knucks; Brad Dunphy; Hunchy Bambace
Synopsis:
Hunchy is behind the murder of a shopkeeper, but Johnnie can't hold him because he has a fake alibi.

Indexer Notes

Black and white, except the first two pages have red.

["Calling Car K-7 -- Suspicious figure near Dale Storage..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

Radio Squad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandy Kean; Larry Trent; Mr. Dale
Synopsis:
Dale plans to burn down his own store, but Sandy and Larry are too quick for him.

["It wuz the mince pie!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Alger's Variety Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Water Buffalo (Table of Contents: 15)

Odd Animal Life / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

["Why the shrike impales its prey..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

Do You Know? / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Episode 21] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Three Musketeers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Athos; Richelieu; Buckingham

Indexer Notes

in red

["Now remember, Ginger - Use your best table manners..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane [as Robert Kane]
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Ginger Snap (intro); the Colonel
Synopsis:
The Colonel takes Ginger to the Ritz.
Reprints:

["Brad crept across the floor towards the slumbering Porgo..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

Brad Hardy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Genral Porgo; Kardos
Synopsis:
Porgo wakes and faces Brad with his sword.

Indexer Notes

black and white; last appearance

["Jack, returning to his ranch in Texas, is surprised by a vicious ambush..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

Jack Woods / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods; Joe; Tom
Synopsis:
Back home in Texas, Jack finds crooked oil men trying to steal the ranchers' water.

Indexer Notes

Writer & artist credits from Nigel Cantwell. Pencil & inks credit originally given to W. C. Brigham.

Two pages in red, two in black and white.

["I said we reminded me of a ferret that a hunter has pushed into a rabbit hole!"] (Table of Contents: 21)

Biff Brody and Pop Beaner / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Biff Brody; Pop Beaner; Tony The Runt; Farmer Kettlesoup; Brainie
Synopsis:
Biff captures a criminal by having an auto accident.

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

["I shoot at his nose, but I always hit the apple!"] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Asch]
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Asch]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Nigel Cantwell.

[The Curse of Foo Ti Lai, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 23)

Red Logan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarksi [as Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarksi [as Win]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan (intro); Trigger; Butch
Synopsis:
A speaker is murdered at the Cosmopolitan Museum and Red tracks the killers, only to be captured and thrown off a bridge.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Nigel Cantwell & Jerry Bails.

["See? He's stubborn!"] (Table of Contents: 24)

Just for Fun / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Playtime Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walter Wellman (signed)
Pencils:
Walter Wellman (signed)
Inks:
Walter Wellman (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Brand New!
    Action Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Sandra's Vacation, Part 4]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. Dr. Occult the Ghost Detective vs the Master of Corpses
    Dr. Occult
  6. 5. ["Buzz Brown and Sandy MacDonald find themselves captives of the notorious Captain Scudd.."]
    Buzz Brown
  7. 6. ["Synopsis - Having rescued an American girl from an Arab slave trader..."]
    Wing Brady
  8. 7. The Hikers
    Hank 'n' Hunk
  9. 8. Collared
  10. 9. ["All day long I've been looking for that son of mine!"]
    Slaphappy and His Pappy
  11. 10. Edward the Third of England and the Black Prince
    The Magic Crystal of History
  12. 11. [The Murder of Lord Greystone, Part 6]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  13. 12. ["The dope peddlers' ring smashed, things have been quiet..."]
    Johnnie Law
  14. 13. ["Calling Car K-7 -- Suspicious figure near Dale Storage..."]
    Radio Squad
  15. 14. ["It wuz the mince pie!"]
    Alger's Variety Show
  16. 15. The Water Buffalo
    Odd Animal Life
  17. 16. ["Why the shrike impales its prey..."]
    Do You Know?
  18. 17. [Episode 21]
    The Three Musketeers
  19. 18. ["Now remember, Ginger - Use your best table manners..."]
    Ginger Snap
  20. 19. ["Brad crept across the floor towards the slumbering Porgo..."]
    Brad Hardy
  21. 20. ["Jack, returning to his ranch in Texas, is surprised by a vicious ambush..."]
    Jack Woods
  22. 21. ["I said we reminded me of a ferret that a hunter has pushed into a rabbit hole!"]
    Biff Brody and Pop Beaner
  23. 22. ["I shoot at his nose, but I always hit the apple!"]
    Just Like Junior
  24. 23. [The Curse of Foo Ti Lai, Part 1]
    Red Logan
  25. 24. ["See? He's stubborn!"]
    Just for Fun
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Playtime Puzzles
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • R. S. Martin
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes