(January 1939)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
[4]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-12-01
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

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 405352. Volume number not recorded in the actual comic itself.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Santa Claus; striking elves

["Something worth writing about - eh Buddy?] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

["Once again the Masked Ranger and Pedro are on the trail..."] (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; Dave; Steve Delaney; Higey
Synopsis:
The Masked Ranger rescues a young man from a lynch mob.

["Heck - the propeller dropped off..."] (Table of Contents: 3)

Salty Sam / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

["Hi, Johnnie- What's new?"] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Will Ely (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law; Bozo Brogan
Synopsis:
Johnnie tracks a parolee into an abandoned sewer and discovers a diamond smuggling operation.

["As Jenkins, the Perry butler, is carrying some jewelry to the safe..."] (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
Synopsis:
A mysterious creature robs houses and murders people, with tooth and claw. And to top it off, it can be in two places at once.

Fun on Wheels (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Published monthly in St. Louis, Missouri
by Detective Comics Inc. 480 Lexington Ave, NY NY
Editor Vin Sullivan, Business Manager J. S. Liebowitz
Owner: Harry Donenfeld 110 Riverside Drive New York, NY.

Crime in the Crystal (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Prof Phenoz; Jim Murphy; Captain Dart
Synopsis:
Servants are killing and robbing their masters and then going mad. Is the Indian mystic Prof Phenoz behind it?

["Say -- Whut'sa matter, Buddy?"] (Table of Contents: 10)

Butch the Pup / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["Red Logan -- correspondent of the 'Times Courier' -- while attempting to reach..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

Red Logan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Inks:
Ed Winiarski [as Win]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Logan; Ivan; Jonas Golden
Synopsis:
Red escapes from a firing squad in Boronia.

Learn to Ice Skate (Table of Contents: 12)

Ginger Snap / comic story / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Special Christmas Offer (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

["Constable O'Malley, from this day on you are one of us..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Hampton [as W. Hampton]
Pencils:
John Hampton [as W. Hampton]
Inks:
John Hampton [as W. Hampton]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Red Coat Patrol (first appearance); Constable O'Malley; Frenchy LaRue; Jock; Blackhawk
Synopsis:
For his first case with the Mounted Police, O'Malley is ordered up to Hudson Bay to find the renegade half-breed Frenchy LaRue, who is wanted for murder.

The Spanish Armada (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[Will Rogers, Buck, Bob Burns, Martha Raye] (Table of Contents: 16)

Peekin at Pictures / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Haiti Honors U. S. Constitution; World Fair Stamps; Expectations (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

["One morning Gary read that a movie company was on location..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gary Hawkes; Pete Barns; Gregory
Synopsis:
Stunt pilots are getting killed right and left on a new movie, so Gary goes undercover to investigate.

["While the 662 is stationed off San Francisco..."] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Bob Neal; Pat Grant; Admiral Grant; Tubby Potts
Synopsis:
Bob is assigned to ship gold to China.

["Wing Brady and Rene LeMaire trailed Adjutant Pytlak..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Rene LeMaire; Pytlak; Fernandez; Van Blarcom
Synopsis:
Pytlak and Fernandez fight to the death. Meanwhile, the troop is mobilized. And Van Blarcom calls Brady out into the alley for a fist fight.

["Synopsis - Managing to escape from the Governor of Billsburgh's prison..."] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Dennis Stone; Captain Klaugh; Kaboz; Daneo; Regina
Synopsis:
When Dennis is injured in a duel with Captain Kalugh, Daneo kidnaps Regina, daughter of the governor to be his nurse.

["I hear tell there's buffalo in these here parts, pardner!"] (Table of Contents: 22)

Some Fun! / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["The following are the winners of the Feature Contest..."] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (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. ["Something worth writing about - eh Buddy?]
  3. 2. ["Once again the Masked Ranger and Pedro are on the trail..."]
    The Masked Ranger
  4. 3. ["Heck - the propeller dropped off..."]
    Salty Sam
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Model Airplane News
  6. 5. ["Hi, Johnnie- What's new?"]
    Johnnie Law
  7. 6. ["As Jenkins, the Perry butler, is carrying some jewelry to the safe..."]
    Radio Squad
  8. 7. Fun on Wheels
  9. 8. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.
  10. 9. Crime in the Crystal
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  11. 10. ["Say -- Whut'sa matter, Buddy?"]
    Butch the Pup
  12. 11. ["Red Logan -- correspondent of the 'Times Courier' -- while attempting to reach..."]
    Red Logan
  13. 12. Learn to Ice Skate
    Ginger Snap
  14. 13. Special Christmas Offer
  15. 14. ["Constable O'Malley, from this day on you are one of us..."]
    Red Coat Patrol
  16. 15. The Spanish Armada
    The Magic Crystal of History
  17. 16. [Will Rogers, Buck, Bob Burns, Martha Raye]
    Peekin at Pictures
  18. 17. Haiti Honors U. S. Constitution; World Fair Stamps; Expectations
    The Fun Stamp Club
  19. 18. ["One morning Gary read that a movie company was on location..."]
    Gary Hawkes
  20. 19. ["While the 662 is stationed off San Francisco..."]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  21. 20. ["Wing Brady and Rene LeMaire trailed Adjutant Pytlak..."]
    Wing Brady
  22. 21. ["Synopsis - Managing to escape from the Governor of Billsburgh's prison..."]
    The Buccaneer
  23. 22. ["I hear tell there's buffalo in these here parts, pardner!"]
    Some Fun!
  24. 23. ["The following are the winners of the Feature Contest..."]
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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