(February 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[2]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-01-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Vincent 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 408865.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?

Genre:
crime
Keywords:
bondage; counterfeiting; printing presses

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

Cleo and Clancy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Persian Jewel Mystery (Table of Contents: 2)

Speed Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Speed Saunders; Fence Borden (Villain, Introduction); Nora Dobson (Villain, Introduction); Harry Karr (Villain, Introduction); Syade
Synopsis:
The Persian consul is charged with murder and Saunders has to prove his innocence. He uses his scientific detective skills to comb through the evidence.

["Extra! Gun Moll Escapes"] (Table of Contents: 3)

Oscar the Gumshoe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; crime
Characters:
Oscar

[The Model Murder Mystery: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Maurice Du Val (villain, introduction); Maxine Beaumont (introduction, death); Lucille Beaumont (introduction, death); Yvonne Beaumont

[The Ace Foundry Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Cosmo; Radsky (villain, introduction); Gordon; Radsky
Synopsis:
Cosmo investigates sabotage at the Ace Foundry. Meanwhile Radsky agitates for a strike.

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[Subterfuge at Sea] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bart Regan; Sally Norris; Jones (villain, introduction, death); crew of the WHIRLWIND (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Bart and Sally search for gunrunners aboard a merchant ship.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Crime Never Pays / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Don Vincent (signed)
Pencils:
Don Vincent (signed)
Inks:
Don Vincent (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

West Indian Contribution (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
t

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 8] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dr. Fu Manchu / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

strip reprints; adapted from THE INSIDIOUS DR. FU MANCHU by Sax Rohmer

The Old Gray House (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[Tony Sparta and the River Gang] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crimson Avenger; Wing; Tony Sparta (villain, introduction); the River Gang (villains, introduction); Sin Lu (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Crimson tries to break up an insurance racket.

Back from the Dead [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Jeff Virdone (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Not on Bails' list of Fox stories.

Paper Trail (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Characters:
Gene Carley (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[In Two Billion A.D.: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Short Morgan;Iron Fingers (villain, introduction); a tyrant (villain, introduction, death); the bird-man (villain, death); the plant-man (villain, death); the orange guy (villain, introduction); Prof. Kenton

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Detective Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur W. Nugent
Pencils:
Arthur W. Nugent
Inks:
Arthur W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

may be out of order in this book

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Cleo and Clancy
  3. 2. The Persian Jewel Mystery
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. ["Extra! Gun Moll Escapes"]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  5. 4. [The Model Murder Mystery: Part 1]
    Larry Steele
  6. 5. [The Ace Foundry Sabotage]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  7. 6. [Subterfuge at Sea]
    Spy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Crime Never Pays
  9. 8. West Indian Contribution
    Stamp Collectors' Corner
  10. 9. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu: Part 8]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  11. 10. The Old Gray House
  12. 11. [Tony Sparta and the River Gang]
    Crimson Avenger
  13. 12. Back from the Dead [Part 1]
    Bruce Nelson
  14. 13. Paper Trail
    Buck Marshall
  15. 14. [In Two Billion A.D.: Part 2]
    Slam Bradley
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Detective Puzzles
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