(December 1938)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-11-07
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)

The Crimson Avenger / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger
Keywords:
machine guns; stereotyping of Chinese

["Buddy can ya' spare a dime?"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Return of Fui Onyui] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Fui Onyui (villain, death); Yat Sin (introduction)
Synopsis:
Slam Bradley disguises himself as Chinese in order to infiltrate an opium den, then pretends to smoke opium before making contact with an allied agent.
Keywords:
opium

[Mansion of Maniacs] (Table of Contents: 3)

Larry Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Maniacs (villains, death); a girl; Larry Steele

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[Wanted, Dead or Alive: The Crimson Avenger] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Crimson Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sgt. Haines (villain, introduction); Mr. Gates (introduction)

The Song of Death [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Mrs. Warren (villain)

A Sticky Clue (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Bob Showed Them How Spies Work! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Break-In at the Bartilian Embassy] (Table of Contents: 8)

Spy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Morgan (intro); Nitchova (intro)

Secret Service (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fred Wells]
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fred Wells]
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Fred Wells]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

How to Be Funny (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Siegel-Shuster School of Humor / advertisement / 0.1 page (report information)

Buddha Money Mystery (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Reliable Sales Co. / advertisement / 0.07 page (report information)

Electric Unloading (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 0.16 page (report information)

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
Sax Rohmer
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer

["Did you call for me, Sarge?"] (Table of Contents: 14)

Oscar the Gumshoe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[In Vino Philatelus] (Table of Contents: 15)

Stamp Collectors' Corner / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes a few small ads for stamps dealers.

[Bonelli the Jewel Thief] (Table of Contents: 16)

Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bonelli (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in black and white

[The Duchess of Biltshire's Diamonds] (Table of Contents: 17)

Inspector Kent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George Newman (signed)
Pencils:
George Newman (signed)
Inks:
George Newman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Inspector Kent; The Colonel; The Raven (villain); Duchess of Biltshire; Sergeant Willy Wiggbert; Captain Martineau; Mrs. Martineau
Synopsis:
The Raven's henchmen gas the guards and help him escape from death row via a gyro-plane. Several weeks later, he attempts to steal the Duchess of Biltshire's diamonds worth $500,000.
Keywords:
death row; diamonds; England; gas; gyro-plane; prison; Scotland Yard

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Detective Comics. The feature makes one more appearance in Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #38 (May 1939), where it replaces Cotton Carver for one issue. Story probably inspired by "The Duchess of Wiltshire's Diamonds" (1897) by Guy Booth. Synopsis and some other information by Art Lortie.

The Snow Murder (Table of Contents: 18)

Speed Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders; Ordway (intro, death)

Crime-Curiosities (Table of Contents: 19)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Be a Movie King (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Crimson Avenger
  2. 1. ["Buddy can ya' spare a dime?"]
  3. 2. [The Return of Fui Onyui]
    Slam Bradley
  4. 3. [Mansion of Maniacs]
    Larry Steele
  5. 4. [Wanted, Dead or Alive: The Crimson Avenger]
    The Crimson Avenger
  6. 5. The Song of Death [Part 3]
    Bruce Nelson
  7. 6. A Sticky Clue
  8. 7. Bob Showed Them How Spies Work!
    Chemcraft
  9. 8. [Break-In at the Bartilian Embassy]
    Spy
  10. 9. Secret Service
  11. 10. How to Be Funny
    Siegel-Shuster School of Humor
  12. 11. Buddha Money Mystery
    Reliable Sales Co.
  13. 12. Electric Unloading
    Lionel Trains
  14. 13. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 6]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  15. 14. ["Did you call for me, Sarge?"]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  16. 15. [In Vino Philatelus]
    Stamp Collectors' Corner
  17. 16. [Bonelli the Jewel Thief]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  18. 17. [The Duchess of Biltshire's Diamonds]
    Inspector Kent
  19. 18. The Snow Murder
    Speed Saunders
  20. 19. Crime-Curiosities
  21. 20. Be a Movie King
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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