(April 1939)

DC, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-03-08
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 copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:
Keywords:
microphones; policemen; radios

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

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

[Artists of Death] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pierre D'Orsay (villain, introduction); other artists (introduction)

[The Van Dorn Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 3)

Steve Malone / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
? (red tones)
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Paula (villain, introduction); August Van Dorn (introduction, death); John Van Dorn (introduction); Nancy Lee (introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

Back from the Dead [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 4)

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 (villain)

Indexer Notes

Not on Bails' list of Fox stories

[The Phony Crimson Avenger] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Joe Savo (villain, introduction, death); Gyp (villain, introduction); his gang (villain, introduction)

Disguise (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[The Taxicab War] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Hegan (villain, introduction, death); Benson (villain, introduction); his gang (introduction)

[The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Jamaica's New Issue (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Page includes several ads from stamps dealers.

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

Cleo and Clancy / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
There are the culprits...
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Blurb announcing the beginning of The Batman feature in the following issue at the top of the page.

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

Rosati Accordions / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[The Fake Shipwreck] (Table of Contents: 12)

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:
Dr. Markston (villain, introduction); Raolf Bardou (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

story in red, white, and black

[The Man Who Torpedoed Congress] (Table of Contents: 13)

Spy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Prof. James Barton (villain, introduction, death); Keller (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

U. S. Congress building is blown up; restored by Superman, maybe?

The Basketball Mystery (Table of Contents: 14)

Speed Saunders / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Faro Fleming (villain, introduction); Smith (villain, introduction)

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

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

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

Remington Rand / 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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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [Artists of Death]
    Slam Bradley
  4. 3. [The Van Dorn Murder Case]
    Steve Malone
  5. 4. Back from the Dead [Part 3]
    Bruce Nelson
  6. 5. [The Phony Crimson Avenger]
    The Crimson Avenger
  7. 6. Disguise
  8. 7. [The Taxicab War]
    Larry Steele
  9. 8. [The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, Part 10]
    Dr. Fu Manchu
  10. 9. Jamaica's New Issue
    Stamp Collectors' Corner
  11. 10. ["There are the culprits..."]
    Cleo and Clancy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Rosati Accordions
  13. 12. [The Fake Shipwreck]
    Cosmo, the Phantom of Disguise
  14. 13. [The Man Who Torpedoed Congress]
    Spy
  15. 14. The Basketball Mystery
    Speed Saunders
  16. 15. ["At last, something new and different..."]
    Movie Comics; All-American Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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