(September 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-08-05
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:
?

Synopsis:
A policeman watches a safecracker.
Keywords:
automatic pistols; safes

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks were originally credited to Leo O'Mealia. Creig Flessel confirmed to Scott Bonagofsky in 2007 that it was one of his covers. Correction was submitted by Scott Bonagofsky on July 20, 2008.

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

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

The Grogan Case (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dave Grogan (introduction, villain, death); Gus (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Moulage casts aids in detection work!"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Crime Never Pays / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Vin Sullivan [as Don Vincent]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; crime

[The Invisibility Formula] (Table of Contents: 5)

Inspector Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Newman (signed)
Pencils:
George Newman (signed)
Inks:
George Newman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Kent (introduction); Dr. Ronald Wainwright (introduction, death); Wendy Foster (introduction); Henry Adams (introduction); The Raven (introduction, villain); Algy Hawks
Synopsis:
Dr. Wainwright's invisibility formula is stolen from his laboratory by the Raven, and assistant Adams is found tied up. Lured from the crime scene with word the Raven has been arrested, Kent is saved from killers by Wendy, whose father was swindled out of $4 million by the Raven. The real villain, disguised as Adams, kills Wainwright and uses his formula to temporarily become invisible.
Keywords:
disguise; England; invisible; Scotland Yard; swindle

Indexer Notes

Synopsis and some other information by Art Lortie.

[The Island of Wanatoba, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; En Rico (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in black and white.

[Mirror of Doom] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Bart Regan; Sally Norris; Rosa Rinaldo (villain, saboteur, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Rosa, a female saboteur who has committed many acts of sabotage, interrupts the wedding of spies Bart and Sally, and uses a mirror that fires destructive rays. Unfortunately for Rosa, that leads to a spectacular, unfortunate end for her.

Indexer Notes

Bart Regan and Sally Norris almost get married!

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
? (Sax Rohmer adapatation) (credited to Rohmer)
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Fu-Manchu
Reprints:
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

Adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer.

A Dead Case (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Coolie Smugglers [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 10)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 6 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 Air Pirates and the S.S. Almoa] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cosmo; Captain Bartlett (introduction); Carlo de Milo (introduction); a band of pirates (villains, introduction for all)

[Luigi Ferrini Strikes] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Malone; Luigi Ferrini (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Story printed in black and white.

[In Africa] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Betty Gladstone (introduction); Mr. Gladstone (introduction); The "Beast-Man" (introduction, villain, death)

Indexer Notes

story title from next issue blurb in previous issue

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15) (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; More Fun Comics; New Adventure Comics
  3. 2. The Grogan Case
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  5. 4. ["Moulage casts aids in detection work!"]
    Crime Never Pays
  6. 5. [The Invisibility Formula]
    Inspector Kent
  7. 6. [The Island of Wanatoba, Part 1]
    Larry Steele
  8. 7. [Mirror of Doom]
    Spy
  9. 8. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 3]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  10. 9. A Dead Case
  11. 10. The Coolie Smugglers [Part 3]
    Bruce Nelson
  12. 11. [The Air Pirates and the S.S. Almoa]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  13. 12. [Luigi Ferrini Strikes]
    Steve Malone
  14. 13. [In Africa]
    Slam Bradley
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Detective Puzzles
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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