(March 1939)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
[4]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-02-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan
Color
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-47); Full Color (#48 onwards)
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 408291. Volume number is not listed in the indicia for this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Two basketball players
Keywords
basketball

[Rock-Throwing Bully] (Table of Contents: 1)

Butch the Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

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

The Masked Ranger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Disguised as the gambler, Steve Delaney, the Masked Ranger...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Masked Ranger; Steve Delaney (villain); Baldy; Pedro; David Walters; Langford; Hissy

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance.

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

From the 4 Corners / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-Although they put up an awful fight...
Genre
non-fiction

Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Death of the Diver (Table of Contents: 5)

Detective Sergeant Carey / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Pencils
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Inks
Joe Donohoe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sergeant Carey; Sleepy Smith

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

Radio Squad / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Joe Shuster
Inks
Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Won't you forget that pesky phone for a minute...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandy Kean; Larry Trent; Harold Stanton (intro, dies); Dave Taylor (intro, villain)

Bank Robbers' Defeat (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Keane
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

Gary Hawkes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Jenney
Pencils
Bob Jenney
Inks
Bob Jenney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A telegram instructed Gary to fly to Kelly Field, Texas...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Gary Hawkes; Spinaldi (villain, intro)

Charles I and the Rise of Oliver Cromwell (Table of Contents: 9)

The Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Charles I; Oliver Cromwell

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

Rex Darrell / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkison
Pencils
Terry Gilkison
Inks
Terry Gilkison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After weeks of uninterrupted labor...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rex Darrell; Segudora (villain)

Indexer Notes

black and white story

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

Ginger Snap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now remember Ginger-- don't do anything to get on Grandpa Grumpy's nerves...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

New Curie Stamps; Sheet Replaces Anniversary Stamp; New George VI Values (Table of Contents: 13)

The Fun Stamp Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Dope Racketeers, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 14)

Johnnie Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Ely
Pencils
Will Ely
Inks
Will Ely
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Johnnie Law; The Ape (intro, villain)

Indexer Notes

black, white and red story

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

Just Like Junior / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Asch
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Mom, I'm fed up with piano lessons...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

About Dogs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Browne
Pencils
Ken Browne
Inks
Ken Browne
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
During the Halifax disaster...
Genre
non-fiction; animal

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Red Coat Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
John Hampton [as Wade Hampton]
Pencils
John Hampton [as Wade Hampton]
Inks
John Hampton [as Wade Hampton]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
O'Malley and his Indian friend, Black Hawk, are on their way to town ...
Genre
adventure
Characters
O'Malley; Blackhawk

Indexer Notes

Black and white story.

[Mission on the Yangtze] (Table of Contents: 18)

Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Hersch (signed)
Pencils
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Inks
Rusty Lehman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Wing Brady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The battalion of foreign legionnaires...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Wing Brady; Pitlak (villain)

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

The Buccaneer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bernard Baily (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Synopsis - Recovering from the cowardly blow dealt him...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Dennis Stone; Captain Klaugh (villain); Regina

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Rock-Throwing Bully]
    Butch the Pup
  3. 2. ["Disguised as the gambler, Steve Delaney, the Masked Ranger..."]
    The Masked Ranger
  4. 3. ["-Although they put up an awful fight..."]
    From the 4 Corners
  5. 4. Big Prizes
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  6. 5. The Death of the Diver
    Detective Sergeant Carey
  7. 6. ["Won't you forget that pesky phone for a minute..."]
    Radio Squad
  8. 7. Bank Robbers' Defeat
  9. 8. ["A telegram instructed Gary to fly to Kelly Field, Texas..."]
    Gary Hawkes
  10. 9. Charles I and the Rise of Oliver Cromwell
    The Magic Crystal of History
  11. 10. ["After weeks of uninterrupted labor..."]
    Rex Darrell
  12. 11. ["Now remember Ginger-- don't do anything to get on Grandpa Grumpy's nerves..."]
    Ginger Snap
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Puzzles
  14. 13. New Curie Stamps; Sheet Replaces Anniversary Stamp; New George VI Values
    The Fun Stamp Club
  15. 14. [The Dope Racketeers, Part 1]
    Johnnie Law
  16. 15. ["Gee, Mom, I'm fed up with piano lessons..."]
    Just Like Junior
  17. 16. ["During the Halifax disaster..."]
    About Dogs
  18. 17. ["O'Malley and his Indian friend, Black Hawk, are on their way to town ..."]
    Red Coat Patrol
  19. 18. [Mission on the Yangtze]
    Lieut. Bob Neal of Sub 662
  20. 19. ["The battalion of foreign legionnaires..."]
    Wing Brady
  21. 20. ["Synopsis - Recovering from the cowardly blow dealt him..."]
    The Buccaneer
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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  • Bob Hughes
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  • Dan Kocher
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  • Daniel Thingvold
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