(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 (credited)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Speed Saunders; 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, Private Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Pencils
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Inks
Bill Ely [as Will Ely] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Larry is searching Du Val's studio...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Larry Steele; Maurice Du Val (villain); Yvonne Beaumont (guest)

Death Masquerades (Table of Contents: 6)

Buck Marshall, Range Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buck Marshall; Lute Martin (dead body); The Sheriff; John Whatley

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 (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will you please don these blindfolds?
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Bart Regan; Sally; Franklin D. Roosevelt (guest); Gregor (villain, introduction); Nanette (villain, introduction); another spy (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Paul Cassidy commented that Siegel and Shuster left both himself and Wayne Boring to their own devices, with no interference in what they drew.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whassa matter - You cops all eata up my bananas...
Genre
humor
Characters
Oscar Zilch; Officer Clancy; Officer O'Brian

[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
Leo O'Mealia; Sax Rohmer (original author) (credited)
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The glow of the flames grew brighter...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Dr. Fu Manchu; Dr. Petrie; Sir Dennis Nayland Smith; Rev. J D. Eltham; Greba Eltham
Reprints
  • from Dr. Fu Manchu daily (Bell Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu by Sax Rohmer.

The strip appeared in newspapers in 1930 and 1931.

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In both cases the pilots bailed out...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Wing; H. A. Powers (villain, introduction); Jenks (butler)

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

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

Script
Tom Hickey ?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (signed)
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
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
About to enjoy a quiet evening at home...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Cosmo; 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 (credited)
Pencils
Joe Shuster; Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Inks
Wayne Boring (credited as Joe Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This beats usin' a punchin' bag, anytime!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Slam Bradley; Shorty Martin; 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)

Editing
Related Scans
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, Private Detective
  7. 6. Death Masquerades
    Buck Marshall, Range Detective
  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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