(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:
Vincent Sullivan
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
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 408861.


[Lumberjack vs. eagle] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Oh Swish! Looka who's comin' down th'street- Let's have some fun!"] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Bob Kane]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Gashouse Gang (introduction and only appearance)

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

["Early morning finds the Sheik's caravan winding southward across the hot desert sands..."] (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:
?

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.

Beware of the Dog (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:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

["Introducing Cotton Carver"] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

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
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
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:
?
Letters:
typeset

["I've wanted to explore this island ever since I first saw it--"] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

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.

["Our hero was buried up to his nick on the sand on the Arabian desert."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Coyote

["Tom feels he has earned a rest. We hind him boating with Sue Waters".] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

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:
?

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.

["Me restless trigger finer is begging me to plug them two doggone old geezer in the back!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

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:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

black, white, and red

[Episode 30] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

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

Escape from a range fire (Table of Contents: 19)

Here's How It Started / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

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
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Lumberjack vs. eagle]
  2. 1. ["Oh Swish! Looka who's comin' down th'street- Let's have some fun!"]
    Gas House Gang
  3. 2. ["Early morning finds the Sheik's caravan winding southward across the hot desert sands..."]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. Beware of the Dog
    This Doggone World
  5. 4. ["Introducing Cotton Carver"]
    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 nick on the sand on the Arabian desert."]
    Don Coyote
  11. 10. ["Tom feels he has earned a rest. We hind him boating with Sue Waters".]
    Tom Brent
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    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]
    Golden Dragon
  18. 17. [The Pirate Ship: Part 10]
    Rusty and His Pals
  19. 18. [El Diablo: Part 8]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  20. 19. Escape from a range fire
    Here's How It Started
  21. 20. Larry Kelley of Yale
    Odds 'N Ends
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