(December 1938)

DC, 1936 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-11-01
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.

This is the first issue that mentions Combined Publications, Inc., 125 East 46th ST. New York, NY, which sells advertising for both Detective Comics and All-American Comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Kid hunter stalked by bears.

["Stop! And get a copy of..."] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["Marge, thinking her sister hurt, rides with her uncle..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Masked Ranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Masked Ranger; Pedro; Marge; Sally; Dave Sands; Grant Whitcomb; The Night Raiders
Synopsis:
The Masked Ranger and the Sheriff go to the Whitcomb ranch looking for clues to the Night Raiders.

["Hey- Be careful where you wave that tail! Understand?"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Katnip / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Bob Showed Them How Spies Work! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Synopsis - The Republic of San Columbo is in a turmoil of strife..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Gary Hawkes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gary Hawkes; Rodista
Synopsis:
Pretending to be a barnstormer Gary flies into Rodista's headquarters.

["We've an hour before going on duty..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Rocky Dolan; Swami Rambo
Synopsis:
Sandy and Larry watch a cop movie and come out itching for action.

Fun on Wheels (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Dean
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

["That dance was fun, Helen..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Johnnie Law; Helen
Synopsis:
Johnnie and Helen take on a couple of cop killers on the way home from a date.

["Danger Beware of the Bull"] (Table of Contents: 9)

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; animal

["Twins.."] (Table of Contents: 10)

Now You Know! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

["Hurry over to the factory as something mysterious has happened to Carol!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

Rex Darrell / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Pencils:
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks:
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rex Darrell; Carol Carston; Segudora; The Masked Menace; Buddy
Synopsis:
Industrial saboteurs will stop at nothing to get the Carstons out of the airplane business.

["Dear Ginger, I've gone to Aunt Mimm's for the day..."] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ginger Snap
Synopsis:
Ginger wrestles with temptation.

[110 Rounds of Fighting] (Table of Contents: 14)

Sport-Data / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Papp (signed)
Pencils:
George Papp (signed)
Inks:
George Papp (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
A. Bowen; J. Burke; James Naissmith

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

Now You Know / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Zachary Taylor; Arthur Gehrke

Mob Fury! (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman ?
Inks:
Rusty Lehman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Denton
Synopsis:
Jim Denton rescues a thief from a lynching only to arrest him and take him in for trial.

Indexer Notes

Compare art with the Bob Neal story.

Mary Stuart Queen of Scots (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Puzzletrix / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

In Memoriam; Prince Franz I (Table of Contents: 19)

The Fun Stamp Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Murder in the Museum (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy Smith; Gessling

["The 662 newest submarine of the U. S. Navy receives orders..."] (Table of Contents: 21)

Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Hirsch (signed)
Pencils:
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Inks:
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Bob Neal

["One morning at inspection Van Blarcom's temper finally snapped..."] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Van Blarcom; Frenchy
Synopsis:
Van Blarcom is demoted.

["After being rescued from Captain Klaugh..."] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Buccaneer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dennis Stone; Regina; Governor Rashin; Klaugh
Synopsis:
The governor arrests Dennis after being tipped off by Klaugh.

Be a Movie King (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (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. ["Stop! And get a copy of..."]
  3. 2. ["Marge, thinking her sister hurt, rides with her uncle..."]
    The Masked Ranger
  4. 3. ["Hey- Be careful where you wave that tail! Understand?"]
    Katnip
  5. 4. Bob Showed Them How Spies Work!
    Chemcraft
  6. 5. ["Synopsis - The Republic of San Columbo is in a turmoil of strife..."]
    Gary Hawkes
  7. 6. ["We've an hour before going on duty..."]
    Radio Squad
  8. 7. Fun on Wheels
  9. 8. ["That dance was fun, Helen..."]
    Johnnie Law
  10. 9. ["Danger Beware of the Bull"]
    This Doggone World
  11. 10. ["Twins.."]
    Now You Know!
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. ["Hurry over to the factory as something mysterious has happened to Carol!"]
    Rex Darrell
  14. 13. ["Dear Ginger, I've gone to Aunt Mimm's for the day..."]
    Ginger Snap
  15. 14. [110 Rounds of Fighting]
    Sport-Data
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Now You Know
  17. 16. Mob Fury!
  18. 17. Mary Stuart Queen of Scots
    The Magic Crystal of History
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Puzzletrix
  20. 19. In Memoriam; Prince Franz I
    The Fun Stamp Club
  21. 20. Murder in the Museum
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  22. 21. ["The 662 newest submarine of the U. S. Navy receives orders..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  23. 22. ["One morning at inspection Van Blarcom's temper finally snapped..."]
    Wing Brady
  24. 23. ["After being rescued from Captain Klaugh..."]
    The Buccaneer
  25. 24. Be a Movie King
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • R. S. Martin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes