(February 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[3]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-01-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (as Vincent A. Sullivan) (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and volume number from the volume number reported in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 1. Second class permit. Copyright number B 408861.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Lumberjack vs. eagle.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Gas House Gang / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff (credited as Bob Kane)
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff (credited as Bob Kane)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff (credited as Bob Kane)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Swish! Looka who's comin' down th' street - Let's have some fun!
Genre
humor
Characters
The Gashouse Gang (introduction and only appearance)

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Leo O'Mealia
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis... Jean Le Grand... Daughter of Inspector Le Grand, has been traded to a sheik...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow (villain); Sheik Ah Hamid; Naida; Jean Le Grand; Lin; Dr. Bonfils
Synopsis
Jean Le Grand, daughter of the inspector has been kidnapped and is being auctioned by slave traders. Inspector LeGrand has been drugged and attacked Barry. Barry goes back to rescue him and they end up in the same situation again.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

This Doggone World / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beware of the Dog
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Cotton Carver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
George Newman
Inks
George Newman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing... Cotton Carver, adventurer into the little known...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cotton Carver (introduction); Quelta (introduction, villain, dies); Loalla; Atzatl
Synopsis
Carver crash lands his plane over Antartica where he discovers the natives speak Spanish. They live in a hidden valley where they've been hiding from the Spanish for centuries. Carver organizes a revolution to overthrow the evil ruler Quelta

[On the Wrong Side of the Law, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 5)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; crime
Characters
Steve Carson; Red; Ralph Ventor
Synopsis
While suffering from amnesia Steve becomes head of a criminal band. He convinces them to throw their guns away and rob people like gentlemen.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Junior Federal Men Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Letters
typeset

[Hungarian College Honored] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Stamp Mart / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dale Daring / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ely (as Will Ely) (signed)
Pencils
Bill Ely (as Will Ely) (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (as Will Ely) (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've wanted to explore this island ever since I first saw it--
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dale Daring; Don; Captain; Sammy
Synopsis
Dale and Don are trapped on an island when their motor boat won't start. To make things worse they run into ivory smugglers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our hero was buried up to his neck in the sand on the Arabian desert...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Coyote

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Tom Brent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tom feels he has earned a rest. We find him boating with Sue Waters...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom Brent; Sue Waters
Synopsis
Tom and Sue run into an oil tanker in their little speed boat. It turns out to be a slave ship.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Professor Doolittle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sock!
Genre
humor

[The Masked Man, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Winiarski
Pencils
Ed Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Desmo; Gabby; The Masked Man (villain); Col. McAlister
Synopsis
The Captain and Gabby search for the rebel leader. They capture him and get him to testify and clear McAlister's name.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Cal n' Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me restless trigger finer is begging me to plug them two doggone old geezer in the back!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cal; Alec
Synopsis
Cal and Alec end up locked in jail-- in a ghost town!

Indexer Notes

next appearance in More Fun Comics #42

Alpine Adventure (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Keane
Letters
typeset

[The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 15)

Tod Hunter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chambers
Pencils
Jim Chambers
Inks
Jim Chambers
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tod Hunter; Tommy; Gale; the gorilla
Keywords
gorilla

Indexer Notes

the first two pages are black, white, and red; the last two are black and white

[Episode 30] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Golden Dragon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ian; Reilly; Pan Chi-Lou; Torgadorf (villain)
Synopsis
Ian, Reilly and Pan Chi-Lou concoct a cunning plan to defeat Torgadoof.

[The Pirate Ship, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 17)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Rusty; Steve Carter; Ichabod Slade (villain)
Synopsis
Rusty and his pals hide from Slade in a cave where they meet a strange old man with a story...

[El Diablo, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 18)

Anchors Aweigh! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
Don Kerry; Red Murphy; El Diablo (villain)
Synopsis
Don and Red are running around Panama looking for El Diablo the revolutionary.

Here's How It Started! (Table of Contents: 19)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Browne (signed)
Pencils
Ken Browne (signed)
Inks
Ken Browne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[Larry Kelley of Yale] (Table of Contents: 20)

Odds 'n Ends / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Larry Kelley; Ralph Kercheval; Max Schmeling

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

[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]
  2. 1. ["Oh Swish! Looka who's comin' down th' street - Let's have some fun!"]
    The Gas House Gang
  3. 2. ["Synopsis... Jean Le Grand... Daughter of Inspector Le Grand, has been traded to a sheik..."]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. ["Beware of the Dog"]
    This Doggone World
  5. 4. ["Introducing... Cotton Carver, adventurer into the little known..."]
    Cotton Carver
  6. 5. [On the Wrong Side of the Law, Part 4]
    Federal Men
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  8. 7. [Hungarian College Honored]
    The Stamp Mart
  9. 8. ["I've wanted to explore this island ever since I first saw it--"]
    Dale Daring
  10. 9. ["Our hero was buried up to his neck in the sand on the Arabian desert..."]
    Don Coyote
  11. 10. ["Tom feels he has earned a rest. We find him boating with Sue Waters..."]
    Tom Brent
  12. 11. ["Sock!"]
    Professor Doolittle
  13. 12. [The Masked Man, Part 4]
    Captain Desmo
  14. 13. ["Me restless trigger finer is begging me to plug them two doggone old geezer in the back!"]
    Cal n' Alec
  15. 14. Alpine Adventure
  16. 15. [The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 9]
    Tod Hunter
  17. 16. [Episode 30]
    The Golden Dragon
  18. 17. [The Pirate Ship, Part 10]
    Rusty and His Pals
  19. 18. [El Diablo, Part 8]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  20. 19. Here's How It Started!
  21. 20. [Larry Kelley of Yale]
    Odds 'n Ends
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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