(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 as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Inks
Leo O'Mealia (signed as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Colors
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A policeman punches a criminal.
Reprints
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 (credited)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited)
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, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Pencils
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Inks
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry and Delores...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; Delores; En Rico (dies, villain)

The Door of Death (Table of Contents: 6)

Buck Marshall, Range Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. 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 (credited as Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited as Shuster)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited as Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Headquarters of the U.S. Spy Service...
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
Leo O'Mealia; Sax Rohmer (credited) (original author)
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You remember the call in the lane...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Fu Manchu; Sir Dennis Nayland Smith; Dr. Petrie
Reprints
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

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

The strip originally appeared in newspapers in 1930 and 1931.

Give and Take (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited as Paul Dean)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Detective Bedford; Sir Charles Knight; Wen Tung (villain)

Indexer Notes

Text story with one illustration.

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

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

Script
Gardner Fox ?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited) (signed as TH)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited) (signed as TH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; 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 (credited)
Inks
Jim Chambers (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Feared by the Underworld...
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.
Reprints

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 (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The ballroom of the Royal Yacht Club...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Cosmo; Jim Larrabee (intro, villain); Terry Croft; Jane Hallock; Ned Trumbull
Synopsis
Cosmo foils a plot to steal a speedboat in order 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 [as Jerome Siegel] (credited)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since Slam Bradley has taken an interest in studying magic...
Genre
adventure; 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 magical 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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Related Scans
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, Private Detective
  7. 6. The Door of Death
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  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]
  15. 14. Here's Good News!
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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