(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
Vin Sullivan (editor)

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.

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

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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marge, thinking her sister hurt, rides with her uncle...
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey- Be careful where you wave that tail! Understand?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis - The Republic of San Columbo is in a turmoil of strife...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Gary Hawkes; Rodista
Synopsis
Pretending to be a barnstormer Gary flies into Rodista's headquarters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We've an hour before going on duty...
Genre
detective-mystery; crime
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely
Inks
Bill Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That dance was fun, Helen...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Johnnie Law; Helen
Synopsis
Johnnie and Helen take on a couple of cop killers on the way home from a date.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Danger Beware of the Bull
Genre
humor; animal; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twins..

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

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry over to the factory as something mysterious has happened to Carol!
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Ginger, I've gone to Aunt Mimm's for the day...
Genre
humor; children
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; adventure; historical

[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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The 662 newest submarine of the U. S. Navy receives orders...
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Bob Neal

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One morning at inspection Van Blarcom's temper finally snapped...
Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Wing Brady; Van Blarcom; Frenchy
Synopsis
Van Blarcom is demoted.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After being rescued from Captain Klaugh...
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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.
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