(January 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[2]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1938-12-05
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

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 1. Second class permit. Copyright number 495350.


[The Ski Murder] (Table of Contents)

Speed Saunders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders
Keywords:
revolvers; snow; snow skiing; winter

["Chee I hit th' jack-pot this time!"] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Ski Murder (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Margot Lee (introduction); Joe French (dies)
Synopsis:
While on vacation Saunders meets a girl who used to run with a gang. And there's a dead body.
Reprints:

[Criminals Fear the Microscope!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Crime Never Pays / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Reprints:

Here's a Knockout Gift for Christmas (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Model Airplane News / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Corpse in the Car Trunk] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Larry Steele; Baron Pakloff (Introduction, villain); Lord and Lady Ashley (introductions)
Synopsis:
Larry is mistakenly accused of murdering one of Lord Ashley's servants.
Reprints:

Nuggets of Lead (Table of Contents: 6)

Buck Marshall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Homer Fleming
Pencils:
Homer Fleming
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Spencer (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

story in black, white, and red

[The Zombie Killers] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script:
Jim Chambers ?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers (signed)
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger; "The Boss" (villain, introduction); his zombies (introduction); Red Nelson; Little Joe; Linda Perry
Synopsis:
The Boss uses zombies to try to wipe out his underworld rivals.
Reprints:

Gambler's Waterloo (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson; The XYZ Gang (introduction, villains); Big Pete Rines (introduction); Pop Barris; Prof. Grigson
Synopsis:
At the homecoming game Bruce Nelson uncovers a gambling ring.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Not on Bails' list of Fox stories. Does not resemble writing in Speed Saunders story at all.

Railroad Riddle (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Special Christmas Offer (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[The Celebrity Deaths] (Table of Contents: 11)

Spy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Sally; Dr. LaForge (introduction, villain); Rutsky
Synopsis:
A murderer is disguising his work as heart attacks.
Reprints:

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dr. Fu Manchu / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer

["Could I interest you in a lifetime subscription?"] (Table of Contents: 13)

Kops and Robbers / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters:
typeset

[Wilson Stamp Sales] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[The Many Murder Attempts of McQuade] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Cosmo; McQuade (introduction, villain); Leroy
Synopsis:
A man rings Cosmo's door in the middle of the night and claims someone wants to murder him. So Cosmo takes his place.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[In Two Billion A.D., Part 1] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Slam Bradley; Shorty Morgan; Prof. Kenton (introduction); bird-man; plant-man; flower-man
Synopsis:
Professor Kenton tells Slam and Shorty about the fourth dimension and then takes them for a visit in his time-flier.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Slam and Shorty go to the year 2,000,000,000 A.D.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Detective Puzzles / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Letters:
A. W. Nugent

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

["The following are the names of the winners..."] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Ski Murder]
    Speed Saunders
  2. 1. ["Chee I hit th' jack-pot this time!"]
  3. 2. The Ski Murder
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. [Criminals Fear the Microscope!]
    Crime Never Pays
  5. 4. Here's a Knockout Gift for Christmas
    Model Airplane News
  6. 5. [The Corpse in the Car Trunk]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. Nuggets of Lead
    Buck Marshall
  8. 7. [The Zombie Killers]
    The Crimson Avenger
  9. 8. Gambler's Waterloo
    Bruce Nelson
  10. 9. Railroad Riddle
  11. 10. Special Christmas Offer
  12. 11. [The Celebrity Deaths]
    Spy
  13. 12. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 7]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  14. 13. ["Could I interest you in a lifetime subscription?"]
    Kops and Robbers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [Wilson Stamp Sales]
    Stamp Collectors' Corner
  17. 16. [The Many Murder Attempts of McQuade]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  18. 17. [In Two Billion A.D., Part 1]
    Slam Bradley
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Detective Puzzles
  20. 19. ["The following are the names of the winners..."]
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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