(March 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume:
[2]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-02-08
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 the volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 1. Second class permit. Copyright number 408290.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Keywords:
domino masks; flashlights; jewelry

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

Detective Puzzles / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Death Sled (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:
Jameson (villain, introduction); Tommy Dell (introduction, dies); Miss Evarts

[Auto Tire's "Fingerprints"!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Crime Never Pays / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

[The Model Murder Mystery, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

Larry Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Maurice Du Val (villain); Yvonne Beaumont (guest)

Death Masquerades (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

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[The President's Assignment] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Shuster Shop
Inks:
Shuster Shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Franklin D. Roosevelt (guest); Gregor (villain, introduction); Nanette (villain, introduction); another spy (villain, introduction)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Whassa matter - You cops all eata up my bananas...
Genre:
humor

[Sculptor Honored] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several small ads from stamps dealers.

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
Reprints:
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer

Secret Service Man (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox [as Paul Dean]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Airline Insurance Murders] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Jim Chambers ?
Pencils:
Jim Chambers
Inks:
Jim Chambers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
H. A. Powers (villain, introduction)

Back from the Dead [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

Bruce Nelson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey ?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Bruce Nelson; Jeff Virdone

Indexer Notes

Not on Bails' list of Fox stories

[Ma Pierce's Last Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ma Pierce (villain, introduction); her gang (villains, introduction); Reginald Barbart (introduction); his family (introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[The Merrivale Mystery] (Table of Contents: 15)

Slam Bradley / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Shuster shop
Inks:
Shuster shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
A registrar (villain, introduction)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (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. [no title indexed]
    Detective Puzzles
  3. 2. The Death Sled
    Speed Saunders
  4. 3. [Auto Tire's "Fingerprints"!]
    Crime Never Pays
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  6. 5. [The Model Murder Mystery, Part 2]
    Larry Steele
  7. 6. Death Masquerades
    Buck Marshall
  8. 7. [The President's Assignment]
    Spy
  9. 8. ["Whassa matter - You cops all eata up my bananas..."]
    Oscar the Gumshoe
  10. 9. [Sculptor Honored]
    Stamp Collectors' Corner
  11. 10. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 9]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  12. 11. Secret Service Man
  13. 12. [The Airline Insurance Murders]
    The Crimson Avenger
  14. 13. Back from the Dead [Part 2]
    Bruce Nelson
  15. 14. [Ma Pierce's Last Kidnapping]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  16. 15. [The Merrivale Mystery]
    Slam Bradley
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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