(July 1938)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-06-01
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

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

The corporate address, per the indicia, is 420 De Soto Ave. St Louis MO. The address for the Editorial Offices is 480 Lexington Ave, NY NY.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Synopsis:
Kids at swimming hole, goat eating clothes.

Swelegant Is the Word for It! (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.

["Sandra follows two mysterious kidnappers..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra
Synopsis:
Sandra follows two mysterious kidnappers and an unknown man into the swamps of Florida.

["Why the glum look, Jimmy?"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandy Kean; Jimmy; Henry Stone; Mrs Grady; Mamie; Louise
Synopsis:
Sandy and Jimmy search for an escaped embezzler only to discover him at their rooming house.

[Piano Player] (Table of Contents: 5)

Noiseless Nate / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Genuine Colonial Furniture from the French and Indian War"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Laughs... / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Having promised Miss Anita Colby that he would obey..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Buccaneer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dennis Stone; Dango; Captain Slighe; Anita Colby
Synopsis:
Dennis promises Anita to obey orders but Captain Slighe starts drinking and attacks her.

Flood (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Jack, being the victim of numerous rustler raids..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods; Chuck Rogers; Betty Rogers; Vaquez
Synopsis:
In the small town of Santos, Jack looks for help tracking the cattle rustlers.

Indexer Notes

red only

Joan of Arc (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Much as ah hates th' idea of workin'..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Coyote Canyon Bill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab ?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab ?
Inks:
Fred Schwab ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

[Lou Ambers, Glenn Cunningham, Wesley Ramey, Joe McCarthy] (Table of Contents: 12)

Spotlights in Sports / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography; sports

Cap'n Jerry Meets Cap'n Slegg (Table of Contents: 13)

Cap'n Jerry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
R. A. Burley (signed)
Inks:
R. A. Burley (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cap'n Jerry; Cap'n Slegg; Charlie
Synopsis:
On a Pacific Island Jerry meets another Captain who is abusive to the natives.

[Skating Champ] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children

["I could use a couple o' roast beef san'witches!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
humor

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

Puzzletrix / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

["The dry cleaning business has been terrorized..."] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law; Brad Dumphy
Synopsis:
Johnnie poses as a clerk to try to get a handle on a protection racket.

[Trying to Get By] (Table of Contents: 18)

Butch the Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Paul Muni, Tyrone Power, Katherine Hepburn, Charles Laughton] (Table of Contents: 19)

Stardust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Baily
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Paul Muni; Tyrone Power; Katherine Hepburn; Charles Laughton
Keywords:
celebrity

["Always pay your lady friend compliments!!"] (Table of Contents: 20)

Balmy Bowers / 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 Boy Snake Charmer] (Table of Contents: 21)

Nevertheless It's True / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Mickey Mouse

[Episode 23] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
historical

The Trap Is Set (Table of Contents: 23)

Red Logan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [As Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan; Sgt Kelly; Roger Thorndyke
Synopsis:
Red cleans up a narcotics mob.

[The Booth Mansion, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 24)

Marg'ry Daw / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Marg'ry Daw; Professor Booth; Louie
Synopsis:
After Marg'ry learns of the Professor's plan to kidnap her, he decides he has to dispose of her after getting the ransom.

Indexer Notes

Updated creator credits from Martin Pasko. Writer, script, and inks credits originally given to Bob Kane in error. Credit based on signature found in the original story.

["So Wing, Jill, Hap and Frenchy Renard left the Arab village..."] (Table of Contents: 25)

Wing Brady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Hap Hamilton; Jill Bradford; Frenchy Renard
Synopsis:
Frenchy gets drunk and attacks Jill.

["Lonely Hearts Matrimonial Bureau"] (Table of Contents: 26)

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]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["What does the lion make him do now?"] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script:
Stan Aschmeir [as Stan Asch]
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeir [as Stan Asch]
Inks:
Stan Aschmeir
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (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. Swelegant Is the Word for It!
    Action Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. ["Sandra follows two mysterious kidnappers..."]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. ["Why the glum look, Jimmy?"]
    Radio Squad
  6. 5. [Piano Player]
    Noiseless Nate
  7. 6. ["Genuine Colonial Furniture from the French and Indian War"]
    Laughs...
  8. 7. ["Having promised Miss Anita Colby that he would obey..."]
    The Buccaneer
  9. 8. Flood
  10. 9. ["Jack, being the victim of numerous rustler raids..."]
    Jack Woods
  11. 10. Joan of Arc
    The Magic Crystal of History
  12. 11. ["Much as ah hates th' idea of workin'..."]
    Coyote Canyon Bill
  13. 12. [Lou Ambers, Glenn Cunningham, Wesley Ramey, Joe McCarthy]
    Spotlights in Sports
  14. 13. Cap'n Jerry Meets Cap'n Slegg
    Cap'n Jerry
  15. 14. [Skating Champ]
    Ginger Snap
  16. 15. ["I could use a couple o' roast beef san'witches!"]
    Just for Fun
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Puzzletrix
  18. 17. ["The dry cleaning business has been terrorized..."]
    Johnnie Law
  19. 18. [Trying to Get By]
    Butch the Pup
  20. 19. [Paul Muni, Tyrone Power, Katherine Hepburn, Charles Laughton]
    Stardust
  21. 20. ["Always pay your lady friend compliments!!"]
    Balmy Bowers
  22. 21. [The Boy Snake Charmer]
    Nevertheless It's True
  23. 22. [Episode 23]
    The Three Musketeers
  24. 23. The Trap Is Set
    Red Logan
  25. 24. [The Booth Mansion, Part 2]
    Marg'ry Daw
  26. 25. ["So Wing, Jill, Hap and Frenchy Renard left the Arab village..."]
    Wing Brady
  27. 26. ["Lonely Hearts Matrimonial Bureau"]
    Alger's Variety Show
  28. 27. ["What does the lion make him do now?"]
    Just Like Junior
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • R. S. Martin
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes