(April 1939)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
[4]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-03-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Detective Comics, Inc.
Editing
Vin Sullivan (as Vincent A. Sullivan)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and volume number from the volume number reported in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number B 408862.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
J. R. Flanagan (as John Richard Flanagan)
Inks
J. R. Flanagan (as John Richard Flanagan)
Colors
?

Genre
jungle
Synopsis
Hunter shooting hippo in the mouth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Flanagan art credits confirmed by Scott Bonagofsky from discussions with Creig Flessel, who we previously credited with the cover art.

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

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

[Fang Gow of China, Part 35] (Table of Contents: 2)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Winiarski
Pencils
Ed Winiarski (as Win)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (as Win)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fang Gow (villain)

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Durf!
Genre
humor

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

Rosati Accordions / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The White Witch (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Volor (guest, introduction); Queen Kothe (villain, introduction); the Reed Men (introduction)

[On the Wrong Side of the Law, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 6)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel
Pencils
Siegel and Shuster Studio (as Shuster Shop)
Inks
Siegel and Shuster Studio (as Shuster Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; crime

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

Junior Federal Men Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Pacific Island Stamps (Table of Contents: 8)

The Stamp Mart / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Page includes many small ads from stamps dealers.

[The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 11] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tod Hunter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Chambers
Pencils
Jim Chambers
Inks
Jim Chambers
Colors
? (red tones)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dante (villain); Tamir (villain)

Indexer Notes

first two pages in black, white, and red; last two pages in black and white

[A Playboy in King Arthur's Court, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
adventure

[The Plantation Uprising, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dale Daring / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ely (as Will Ely)
Pencils
Bill Ely (as Will Ely)
Inks
Bill Ely (as Will Ely)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Story in black and white, except for feature logo in red tones.

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

Goofo the Great / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Russell Cole
Pencils
Russell Cole (as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (as Alger)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick, officer! There's trouble back here!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[Betty Furness, Errol Flynn, Dick Powell, Boris Karloff] (Table of Contents: 13)

Star-Light / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Moldoff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Betty Furness; Errol Flynn; Boris Karloff; Dick Powell

Hidden Paradise [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 14)

Captain Desmo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Winiarski
Pencils
Ed Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Story in black and white, except for logo feature panel in red tones.

Gunrunner (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Keane
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Missionary's Daughter] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Story in black and white, except for feature logo panel in red tones.

[The Count and the Countess] (Table of Contents: 17)

Skip Schuyler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Skip Schuyler (introduction); Count Sarnousky (villain, introduction); the Countess [Hedi Lasky] (villain, introduction); Ian Murray; Doris Murray
Synopsis
Ian and Doris from the Golden Dragon hand off the feature to Skip Schuyler.

Indexer Notes

continued in part from Golden Dragon story last issue

[The Pirate Ship, Part 12] (Table of Contents: 18)

Rusty and His Pals / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Finger
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Ichabod Slade (villain); Rusty; Steve; Alfred Forrest
Synopsis
Alfred pretends to be a ghost to frighten Slade.

[El Diablo, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 19)

Anchors Aweigh! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; military
Characters
El Diablo (villain)

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

Movie Comics; All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (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]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Fang Gow of China, Part 35]
    Barry O'Neill
  4. 3. ["Durf!"]
    Shorty
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Rosati Accordions
  6. 5. The White Witch
    Cotton Carver
  7. 6. [On the Wrong Side of the Law, Part 6]
    Federal Men
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Junior Federal Men Club
  9. 8. Pacific Island Stamps
    The Stamp Mart
  10. 9. [The God of the Ruby Eye, Part 11]
    Tod Hunter
  11. 10. [A Playboy in King Arthur's Court, Part 1]
    Don Coyote
  12. 11. [The Plantation Uprising, Part 6]
    Dale Daring
  13. 12. ["Quick, officer! There's trouble back here!"]
    Goofo the Great
  14. 13. [Betty Furness, Errol Flynn, Dick Powell, Boris Karloff]
    Star-Light
  15. 14. Hidden Paradise [Part 2]
    Captain Desmo
  16. 15. Gunrunner
  17. 16. [The Missionary's Daughter]
    Tom Brent
  18. 17. [The Count and the Countess]
    Skip Schuyler
  19. 18. [The Pirate Ship, Part 12]
    Rusty and His Pals
  20. 19. [El Diablo, Part 10]
    Anchors Aweigh!
  21. 20. ["At last something new and different in comic magazines..."]
    Movie Comics; All-American Comics
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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