(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
Vin Sullivan (editor)

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
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill 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
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buzz Brown and Sandy MacDonald find themselves captives of the notorious Captain Scudd..
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis - Having rescued an American girl from an Arab slave trader...
Genre
adventure; military
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
Pencils
Russell Cole
Inks
Russell Cole
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
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All day long I've been looking for that son of mine!
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 (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; adventure; historical
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 (signed)
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The dope peddlers' ring smashed, things have been quiet...
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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Calling Car K-7 -- Suspicious figure near Dale Storage...
Genre
detective-mystery; crime
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Russell Cole
Pencils
Russell Cole
Inks
Russell Cole
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It wuz the mince pie!
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why the shrike impales its prey...
Genre
non-fiction

[Episode 21] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Sven Elven
Pencils
Sven Elven
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Athos; Richelieu; Buckingham

Indexer Notes

in red

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now remember, Ginger - Use your best table manners...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ginger Snap (intro); the Colonel
Synopsis
The Colonel takes Ginger to the Ritz.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brad crept across the floor towards the slumbering Porgo...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brad Hardy; Genral Porgo; Kardos
Synopsis
Porgo wakes and faces Brad with his sword.

Indexer Notes

black and white; last appearance

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Bill Ely (signed)
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jack, returning to his ranch in Texas, is surprised by a vicious ambush...
Genre
western-frontier; detective-mystery
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I said we reminded me of a ferret that a hunter has pushed into a rabbit hole!
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I shoot at his nose, but I always hit the apple!
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 Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Russell Cole
Pencils
Russell Cole
Inks
Russell Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See? He's stubborn!
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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Series Information
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.
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