(November 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1938-10-03
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
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A policeman is shot.
Keywords
policemen

Anchors Aweigh (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Anchors Aweigh; Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Glass of Poison (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
Phillippa Rowen (introduction, death); Betty Palmer (introduction); Big Shot Bettini (villain); Speed Saunders

Indexer Notes

Speed is shown reading DETECTIVE COMICS!

[A Comparison Microscope] (Table of Contents: 3)

Crime Never Pays / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime

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

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[The Accident Racket] (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
Hmm --- Sounds like someone at the door...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; Tom Hayworth (introduction, villain); Dr. Avery (introduction, villain); Colby (introduction, villain)

Bullet Trap (Table of Contents: 6)

Buck Marshall / 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
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; Smythe (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Affair of Baron Von Muldorf] (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
I have a particularly unique assignment for you...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Sally Regan; Baron Von Mundorf (introduction, villain); Lorenzo Rica (introduction, villain)

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Leo O'Mealia; Sax Rohmer (original author) (credited)
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nayland Smith, British Government official...
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 appeared in newspapers in 1930 and 1931.

The Crime in Stone (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Captain Burey; Detective Charlie Fox; Mr. Spado (villain)

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

The Song of Death [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Job Number
SET 6 #N-13
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Bruce Nelson; Billie Bryson; Opal Jackson (maid); Renick; Mrs. Warren (villain)

[Mystery at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery] (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
Say, Boss, this grave robbing situation...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Miss Stevens; Wing; Miller; Miller's gang

[The Pigeon Smugglers] (Table of Contents: 12)

Steve Malone, District Attorney / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Don Lynch
Inks
Don Lynch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now that you've smashed the Ferrini Gang...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Malone; Jeannie; Jim; The Ferrini Gang (villains, introduction)

[Seth and the Slave Ring] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Within his penthouse suite...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Martin; The Hotel Manager; Seth (introduction, villain, death); Lord Atherton (introduction); a girl (introduction, death)
Reprints

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Anchors Aweigh
    Anchors Aweigh; Adventure Comics
  3. 2. The Glass of Poison
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. [A Comparison Microscope]
    Crime Never Pays
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  6. 5. [The Accident Racket]
    Larry Steele, Private Detective
  7. 6. Bullet Trap
    Buck Marshall
  8. 7. [The Affair of Baron Von Muldorf]
    Spy
  9. 8. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 5]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  10. 9. The Crime in Stone
  11. 10. The Song of Death [Part 2]
    Bruce Nelson
  12. 11. [Mystery at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery]
    The Crimson Avenger
  13. 12. [The Pigeon Smugglers]
    Steve Malone, District Attorney
  14. 13. [Seth and the Slave Ring]
    Slam Bradley
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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