(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]
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 408862.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Richard Flanagan
Inks:
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)

["Durf!"] (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:
?

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:
Shuster Shop
Inks:
Shuster Shop
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

[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:
Will Ely
Pencils:
Will Ely
Inks:
Will Ely
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

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

["Quick, officer! There's trouble back here!"] (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:
?

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
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
Characters:
El Diablo (villain)

["At last something new and different in comic magazines..."] (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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