(May 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1938
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

First issue published by Detective Comics, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Indian (fighting eagle)

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

Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

credits, title page / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Train Robbery, Part 26] (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

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

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steve Carson, ace agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is engaged...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson; A reckless driver; Junior Federal Men Club; Sandy Kean; Larry Dugan

[Pearl of the Bleeding Heart, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 5)

Nadir, Master of Magic / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Ely
Pencils
Will Ely
Inks
Will Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Nadir; The Captain (death); Sammy (introduction); the Renegade (introduction)

[The Pirate Ship, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Adventures of Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Rusty; Specs; Tubby; Chen Fu (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don Budge America's top-ranking tennis player...
Genre
non-fiction; sports

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

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Burley (signed)
Pencils
Ray Burley (signed)
Inks
Ray Burley
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wotta Gal! I love blonde hitch hikers!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Coyote

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

Smoke-Eater's Dessert (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Anthony
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Goofo the Great / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait'll I meet Goofo!
Genre
humor
Characters
Goofo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Puzzle Teasers / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Wellman
Pencils
Walter Wellman
Inks
Walter Wellman
Letters
?

[The Red Hatchet, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dale Daring / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Ely
Pencils
Will Ely
Inks
Will Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Don Brewster; Ali; Dale Daring; Mr. Daring; Wing Fu (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Brewster and Ali pursue Dale's captors.

Captain Desmo Flies Again! (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Winiarski
Pencils
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Captain Desmo (a pilot); Genghis Ahkim (Introduction, villain); Audry Reynolds
Synopsis
Capt. Desmo takes on a horde of mongol bandits.

[Shaved Cactus] (Table of Contents: 14)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Prof. Doolittle (intro)

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

"Click" Evans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Maurice Kashuba
Pencils
Maurice Kashuba (signed)
Inks
Maurice Kashuba
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nearing the war zone, we find our hero beginning his dangerous assignment...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Click Evans (intro, a newsreel cameraman)

Indexer Notes

only appearance

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

Ol' Oz Bopp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blame it! Here comes that salesman!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Cal 'n' Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Burley (signed)
Pencils
Ray Burley (signed)
Inks
Ray Burley
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, if I gotta get supper, you can stake the burro out for the night...
Genre
adventure; humor

[Murder at the Thousand Bleeding Dragons, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 18)

Detective Sergeant Carey of the Chinatown Squad / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Donohoe
Pencils
Joe Donohoe
Inks
Joe Donohoe
Colors
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sin Fu (villain)

Indexer Notes

First two pages black, white, and red; last two pages black and white.

[Episode 4] (Table of Contents: 19)

Robin Hood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Little John (introduction); The Merry Men (introduction)

[Rajah Maharajah, Part 22] (Table of Contents: 20)

Sandor / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Rajah Maharajah (villain); Sandor

[Episode 21] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Golden Dragon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Ian Murray

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

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a lovely hotel, Sam!
Genre
humor

Odd Occupations (Table of Contents: 23)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Whitman]
Pencils
? [as Whitman]
Inks
? [as Whitman]
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Brand New!
    Action Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [The Train Robbery, Part 26]
    Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers
  5. 4. ["Steve Carson, ace agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is engaged..."]
    Federal Men
  6. 5. [Pearl of the Bleeding Heart, Part 10]
    Nadir, Master of Magic
  7. 6. [The Pirate Ship, Part 1]
    The Adventures of Rusty and His Pals
  8. 7. ["Don Budge America's top-ranking tennis player..."]
    Odds 'n Ends
  9. 8. ["Wotta Gal! I love blonde hitch hikers!"]
    Don Coyote
  10. 9. Smoke-Eater's Dessert
  11. 10. ["Wait'll I meet Goofo!"]
    Goofo the Great
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Puzzle Teasers
  13. 12. [The Red Hatchet, Part 4]
    Dale Daring
  14. 13. Captain Desmo Flies Again!
    Captain Desmo
  15. 14. [Shaved Cactus]
    Professor Doolittle
  16. 15. ["Nearing the war zone, we find our hero beginning his dangerous assignment..."]
    "Click" Evans
  17. 16. ["Blame it! Here comes that salesman!"]
    Ol' Oz Bopp
  18. 17. ["Well, if I gotta get supper, you can stake the burro out for the night..."]
    Cal 'n' Alec
  19. 18. [Murder at the Thousand Bleeding Dragons, Part 8]
    Detective Sergeant Carey of the Chinatown Squad
  20. 19. [Episode 4]
    Robin Hood
  21. 20. [Rajah Maharajah, Part 22]
    Sandor
  22. 21. [Episode 21]
    The Golden Dragon
  23. 22. ["This is a lovely hotel, Sam!"]
    Sam the Porter
  24. 23. Odd Occupations
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Allen Ross
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