(August 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-07-06
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)

Dr. Fu Manchu / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
Keywords:
chemistry; laboratories; retorts; test tubes

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Leo O'Mealia. Changed per Scott Bonagofsky (April 19, 2007) based on his conversations with Creig Flessel.

Socko! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

New Adventure Comics; More Fun Comics; Action Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Hilton Diamond (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; John Hilton (Introduction, dies); Jim Hilton; Villain: Donald Brent (Introduction)

Indexer Notes

Donald Brent is also called Elias Brent, as if the writer couldn't remember his name from one page to the next.

["Hmm! They're reported to be hiding around this locality!"] (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

[Murder in Texas] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Cosmo; Jem Hawkins; Sheriff Harvey
Synopsis:
Cosmo takes a vacation out west and gets involved in a case when his friend Sheriff Harvey is accused of murder.

[The Maine Castle Mystery, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 2] (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:
Nayland Smith; Fu Manchu
Reprints:
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate) ? -?

Indexer Notes

adaptation of The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer

Death's Ruby (Table of Contents: 7)

Spy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Bart Regan; Sally Norris; Villain: Akmet and two enemy spies (one Dies; Introduction for all); Introduction: Maharaja Kahoon
Synopsis:
Bart proposes to Sally

The Golden Key (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Vin Sullivan [as Paul Dean]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Coolie Smugglers, Part II (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:
Bruce Nelson; Captain Carstairs (villain)

[The Lavalle Case] (Table of Contents: 10)

Steve Malone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone (introdcution); Gini (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story in black and white.

In an interview in Alter Ego #20 (June 2003), Fox states this was his first comic story, sold in March 1938.

[In the Stratosphere] (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:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Sgt. Gage; Prof. Barton (introduction); Prof. James; Miss James; Knife Morley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Slam and Shorty encounter a strange rocket shaped plane being flown by a girl. It turns out to be an invention that two scientists are fighting over.

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

[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]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  2. 1. Socko!
    New Adventure Comics; More Fun Comics; Action Comics
  3. 2. The Hilton Diamond
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. ["Hmm! They're reported to be hiding around this locality!"]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  5. 4. [Murder in Texas]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  6. 5. [The Maine Castle Mystery, Part 2]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 2]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  8. 7. Death's Ruby
    Spy
  9. 8. The Golden Key
  10. 9. The Coolie Smugglers, Part II
    Bruce Nelson
  11. 10. [The Lavalle Case]
    Steve Malone
  12. 11. [In the Stratosphere]
    Slam Bradley
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Detective Puzzles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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