(December 1938)

DC, 1938 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-11-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
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:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Man grabbing strut of airplane.
Reprints:

["It's all in Fun!"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[El Diablo, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 2)

Anchors Aweigh! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

["What'a storm I better stay in th' cabin-!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Salty Sam / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton]
Pencils:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton]
Inks:
Fred Schwab [as Stockton]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Salty Sam (introduction)

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Y-Kim] (Table of Contents: 5)

Tom Brent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Tom Brent; Fo-Hi (villain, introduction, death)

[On the Wrong Side of the Law, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Biff Davis (villain)

[George Furey] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sportettes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

Junior Federal Men Club (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Federal Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.83 page (report information)

Electric Unloading (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

[The Plantation Uprising, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dale Daring / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

First two pages are black, white, and red; last two are black and white.

["Barber shop down stairs!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The 11-Year-Old Strong Boy!] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Masked Man, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Winiarski
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

[In Arabia, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 14)

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

["The amazing friendship between 11-year old Jack Wilson..."] (Table of Contents: 15)

Nevertheless It's True... / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Many Roumanian Stamps] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Stamp Mart / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads for stamps dealers.

[Pushing a Baby Carriage] (Table of Contents: 17)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["I've made five seven letter words..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

Puzzle Play / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

[Leon Trotsky, Walt Disney, Mary Maguire, Lawrence Tibbett] (Table of Contents: 19)

Cinema Dust / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Lost Gold Mine, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 20)

Cal n' Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Hot Money [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 21)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fredric Wells]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 22)

Tod Hunter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

The first two pages are black, white, and red; the last two are black and white.

[Episode 28] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Golden Dragon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

[The Pirate Ship, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 24)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rusty; The Duchess (villain, introduction)

The Lucky Ring (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Christman ? [as Spencer Trent]
Pencils:
Bert Christman [as Spencer Trent]
Inks:
Bert Christman [as Spencer Trent]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bert Christman ?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Information on creator credits and alias name from David Armstrong via GCD Error Tracker and from an article he wrote in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series) #45 (February 2005).

["I'm thinkin bout the day I drank eleven choc'lit sodies!!"] (Table of Contents: 26)

Billy the Kid / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Billy the Kid

Be a Movie King (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28) (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. ["It's all in Fun!"]
  3. 2. [El Diablo, Part 6]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  4. 3. ["What'a storm I better stay in th' cabin-!"]
    Salty Sam
  5. 4. Bob Showed Them How Spies Work!
    Chemcraft
  6. 5. [The Y-Kim]
    Tom Brent
  7. 6. [On the Wrong Side of the Law, Part 2]
    Federal Men
  8. 7. [George Furey]
    Sportettes
  9. 8. Junior Federal Men Club
    Federal Men
  10. 9. Electric Unloading
    Lionel Trains
  11. 10. [The Plantation Uprising, Part 2]
    Dale Daring
  12. 11. ["Barber shop down stairs!"]
    Sam the Porter
  13. 12. [The 11-Year-Old Strong Boy!]
    Now You Know
  14. 13. [The Masked Man, Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  15. 14. [In Arabia, Part 1]
    Don Coyote
  16. 15. ["The amazing friendship between 11-year old Jack Wilson..."]
    Nevertheless It's True...
  17. 16. [Many Roumanian Stamps]
    The Stamp Mart
  18. 17. [Pushing a Baby Carriage]
    Professor Doolittle
  19. 18. ["I've made five seven letter words..."]
    Puzzle Play
  20. 19. [Leon Trotsky, Walt Disney, Mary Maguire, Lawrence Tibbett]
    Cinema Dust
  21. 20. [The Lost Gold Mine, Part 5]
    Cal n' Alec
  22. 21. Hot Money [Part 2]
  23. 22. [The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 7]
    Tod Hunter
  24. 23. [Episode 28]
    The Golden Dragon
  25. 24. [The Pirate Ship, Part 8]
    Rusty and His Pals
  26. 25. The Lucky Ring
  27. 26. ["I'm thinkin bout the day I drank eleven choc'lit sodies!!"]
    Billy the Kid
  28. 27. Be a Movie King
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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