(September 1938)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-08-01
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.

Len Wolinsky added the text story and corrected some story page counts.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["You left word for us sir, and here we are!"] (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Larry Trent; Scoop Hanlon
Synopsis:
The Chief makes Larry dress up as a girl to catch robbers up at Lovers' Lane.

Get Acquainted with Aviation! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

["The doctor recommended a warmer climate for my husband's rheumatism!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Pardon Please! / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Psst! There's Ralph th' Rat - th' guy I'm lookin' for!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bloodhound Brown / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bloodhound Brown (only appearance)

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits from Marty Pasko via the GCD Error List.

["Synopsis - Arriving at the port of Dahnjer..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Dennis Stone; Daneo; Captain Klaugh; Kaboz; Kito
Synopsis:
Dennis refuses to ship on a slaver.

High Stakes [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Martin (credited)
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Three consecutive murders in the same locality..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law
Synopsis:
Johnnie secures a job at a munitions plant to track down a murderer and uncovers a smuggling ring.

Henry VII and the Two Pretenders (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobby; Binks; Henry VII; Earl of Warwick

[The Boronia Adventure, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan; Mr. Mckee; Krug Yemko; the Ompgu
Synopsis:
Newspaper reporter Red Logan gets assigned to the foreign office and is off to Boronia. On board ship he meets the Boronian ambassador who is thrown overboard by his enemies.

[Hot Day] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Ginger Snap
Synopsis:
It's hot, so Ginger cools off in the ice box.

[Freddy Lindstrom, Mel Ott, Bitsy Grant, Glenn Cunningham] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sportettes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Bitsy Grant; Mel Ott; Freddy Lindstrom; Glen Cunningham

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

Puzzletrix / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

[Murderer on Board] (Table of Contents: 14)

Detective Sergeant Carey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Inks:
Joe Donohoe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Detective Sgt Carey; Sleepy
Synopsis:
In flight to San Francisco, Carey confronts an escaped murderer.

Indexer Notes

Previous appearance in New Adventure Comics #28.

["Hey Butch-- Come here!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

Butch the Pup / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab (signed)
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

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

The Fun Stamp Club / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Joe E. Brown, Wallace Beery, Eddie Cantor, Eleanor Powell (Table of Contents: 17)

Cinema Dust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Joe E. Brown; Wallace Beery; Eleanor Powell; Eddie Cantor
Keywords:
celebrity

[Episode 25] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
D'Artagnan; Athos; Porthos; Aramis
Synopsis:
Dartagnan enlists his friends to help him deliver the Queens' secret message.

["After a vicious gunbattle, with the odds against them..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jack Woods; Chuck; Dan; Vaquez
Synopsis:
Jack organizes a posse to go after the stolen cattle.

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #39.

["Last month we left Marg'ry in the hands of kidnapers..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Marg'ry Daw; Professor Booth; Jack Kane; Luther Daw; Conway
Synopsis:
The newspaper offers a reward for Marg'ry's rescue from the kidnappers.

Indexer Notes

Updated creator credits from Martin Pasko, based on signature found in first installment. Writer, script, and inks credits originally given to Bob Kane in error.

Paid in Full, Part II (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Rene Le Maire; O'Hara; Van Blarcom
Synopsis:
Brady seeks revenge on a crooked officer.

["Sandra breaks free of the bandits' hangout..."] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra of the Secret Service
Synopsis:
Sandra finds herself in the middle of a war between gangsters.

Indexer Notes

Last of series, though ends with "To be continued."

["There's a bottle of castor oil on the top shelf"] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script:
Stan Asch
Pencils:
Stan Asch
Inks:
Stan Asch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (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. [no title indexed]
    Action Comics; New Adventure Comics; Detective Comics
  3. 2. ["You left word for us sir, and here we are!"]
    Radio Squad
  4. 3. Get Acquainted with Aviation!
    Model Airplane News
  5. 4. ["The doctor recommended a warmer climate for my husband's rheumatism!"]
    Pardon Please!
  6. 5. ["Psst! There's Ralph th' Rat - th' guy I'm lookin' for!"]
    Bloodhound Brown
  7. 6. ["Synopsis - Arriving at the port of Dahnjer..."]
    The Buccaneer
  8. 7. High Stakes [Part 2]
  9. 8. ["Three consecutive murders in the same locality..."]
    Johnnie Law
  10. 9. Henry VII and the Two Pretenders
    The Magic Crystal of History
  11. 10. [The Boronia Adventure, Part 1]
    Red Logan
  12. 11. [Hot Day]
    Ginger Snap
  13. 12. [Freddy Lindstrom, Mel Ott, Bitsy Grant, Glenn Cunningham]
    Sportettes
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Puzzletrix
  15. 14. [Murderer on Board]
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  16. 15. ["Hey Butch-- Come here!"]
    Butch the Pup
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Fun Stamp Club
  18. 17. Joe E. Brown, Wallace Beery, Eddie Cantor, Eleanor Powell
    Cinema Dust
  19. 18. [Episode 25]
    The Three Musketeers
  20. 19. ["After a vicious gunbattle, with the odds against them..."]
    Jack Woods
  21. 20. ["Last month we left Marg'ry in the hands of kidnapers..."]
    Marg'ry Daw
  22. 21. Paid in Full, Part II
    Wing Brady
  23. 22. ["Sandra breaks free of the bandits' hangout..."]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  24. 23. ["There's a bottle of castor oil on the top shelf"]
    Just Like Junior
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • R. S. Martin
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes