(October 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-09-07
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:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
A policeman punches a criminal.
Keywords:
automatic pistols; policemen

Don't Miss: The Masked Ranger (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Masked Ranger; More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Jade Buddha (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:
Speed Saunders; Mandarin Hapsu (introduction, villain); Ming Toy (introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Two rival tongs fight over an ancient statue.

French Colonials (Table of Contents: 3)

Stamp Collectors' Corner / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

page includes two small ads from stamps dealers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Island of Wanatoba, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

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

The Door of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Marshall; Bogdan (intro, villain); Odell (dies)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[Saving Senator Barkly] (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; Senator Barkly (introduction); a gang of spies (introduction, villain); Wallace (villain)

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Indexer Notes

adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer

Give and Take (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Detective Bedford

The Song of Death [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson; Mrs. Warren (intro, villain); Ned Renick; Kay Livingston; Kaye; Billie Bryson; Johnny Purvis; The Great Zambini
Synopsis:
Renick is a show producer whose lead singer keeps dying.

[Block Buster] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Chambers ?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (introduction); Wing (introduction); Myron Block (introduction, villain); Joe Marko (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
Lee Travis, editor of the Globe Leader, dons a weird costume in order to track down a murderer.

Indexer Notes

first chronological appearance and origin told in Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #5

[Boat Race of Doom] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Cosmo; Jim Larrabee (intro, villain); Terry Croft; Jane Hallock; Ned Trumbull
Synopsis:
Plot to steal a speedboat to use it to smuggle drugs.

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Magician] (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:
Pete Hanson (introduction, villain); Muscles (introduction, villain); Langley (introduction, villain); O'Brien (introduction, villain); Mysto (introduction, villain); Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan

Indexer Notes

Slam Bradley gains magic powers for this story only: teleportation, invisibility, telekinesis, etc.

Here's Good News! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[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. Don't Miss: The Masked Ranger
    The Masked Ranger; More Fun Comics
  3. 2. The Jade Buddha
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. French Colonials
    Stamp Collectors' Corner
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  6. 5. [The Island of Wanatoba, Part 2]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. The Door of Death
    Buck Marshall
  8. 7. [Saving Senator Barkly]
    Spy
  9. 8. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 4]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  10. 9. Give and Take
  11. 10. The Song of Death [Part 1]
    Bruce Nelson
  12. 11. [Block Buster]
    The Crimson Avenger
  13. 12. [Boat Race of Doom]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  14. 13. [The Magician]
    Slam Bradley
  15. 14. Here's Good News!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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