(July 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-06-06
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Keywords:
caves; currency; lanterns; revolvers

Swelegant Is the Word for It! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Snake Death (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders; a spy (introduction, death); Percy (introduction, death); Mr. Horn (introduction); Miss Horn (introduction)

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.

["Gosh! The Black Mask Gang..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

Oscar the Gumshoe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Maine Castle Mystery, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 4)

Larry Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bill Graham (introduction); Vera Sanders (introduction); The Boss (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)

[Von Ruyter's Explosive Gun] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters:
Von Ruyter (introduction); Countess Varnoff De Mornay (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dr. Fu Manchu / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Sax Rohmer
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sir Denis Nayland Smith (introduction); Dr. Petrie (introduction); Dr. Fu Manchu (villain, introduction)
Reprints:
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer; also reprinted in Wow -- What a Magazine! (Henle Publications, 1936 series) #1-4

The Hooded Hordes (Table of Contents: 7)

Spy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Hooded Hordes (introduction, villains); Bart Regan; Betsy Norris

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

Disaster on the Diamond (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Vin Sullivan [as Paul Dean]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
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.

The Coolie Smugglers [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Captain Carstairs (villain, introduction)

The Right Trail (Table of Contents: 10)

Buck Marshall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Speck (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

Slam Bradley Gets the Air (Table of Contents: 11)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Ramon Gonzales (villain, introduction); Sporty Morgan (Shorty's brother, introduction)

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

Detective Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (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. The Snake Death
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. ["Gosh! The Black Mask Gang..."]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  5. 4. [The Maine Castle Mystery, Part 1]
    Larry Steele
  6. 5. [Von Ruyter's Explosive Gun]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  7. 6. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 1]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  8. 7. The Hooded Hordes
    Spy
  9. 8. Disaster on the Diamond
  10. 9. The Coolie Smugglers [Part 1]
    Bruce Nelson
  11. 10. The Right Trail
    Buck Marshall
  12. 11. Slam Bradley Gets the Air
    Slam Bradley
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Detective Puzzles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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