(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

[no title indexed] (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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you call for me, Sarge?
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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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