(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

[no title indexed] (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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Could I interest you in a lifetime subscription?
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.

[no title indexed] (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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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